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Lewis in La La Land

City of stars Are you shining just for me? City of stars There’s so much that I can’t see Who knows? Is this the start of something wonderful and new? Or one more dream that I cannot make true?[1]   Young, hopeful, and maybe even star-crossed lovers, Sebastian and Mia dance, sing and act their […]

Finding Faith in Fairy Tales: Answers for Modern Skeptics from C.S. Lewis’s The Silver Chair

In 2003, Oxford fellow Michael Ward discovered a secret imaginative scheme which C.S. Lewis had embedded into The Chronicles of Narnia. Comparing Lewis’s poem “The Planets” to his discussion of Medieval literature in The Discarded Image, Ward realized that Lewis had used the  imagery of the seven heavens to shape the mood and atmosphere – […]

Dry Bones

(Written in honor of the city of Santa Fe, TX.) Aksana sat on the edge of the outcropping and cried. She was alone. The great commander, the leader of her people, was wholly alone as the indifferent sun drifted up over the edge of the hills in the distance. The sun’s rays slowly illuminated the […]

For What Purpose

Why did Lewis write The Chronicles of Narnia? What purpose did he have in mind when he penned one of the world’s most popular series of books? In his essay, “Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to be Said,” Lewis confesses that “there are usually two reasons for writing an imaginative work, which may […]

Hume in Elfland

“We need this life of practical romance; the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure. We need so to view the world as to combine an idea of wonder and an idea of welcome. We need to be happy in this wonderland without once being merely comfortable.”[1]   The morning fog […]