ape shift

The Separation of Narnia and Tao

The Last Battle, CS Lewis’ beautiful conclusion to the Chronicles of Narnia, begins with the undermining of truth. Once the people surrender their beliefs in the actual objective truths in the world, the consequences are vast and dangerous. In The Abolition of Man, Lewis  calls this set of real truths “the Tao” and  explains what […]

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Literary Apologetics: A Spell for the Refreshment of Spirit

“I had always felt life first as a story: and if there is a story there is a storyteller.”[1]  ~ G.K. Chesterton   As Christian apologists, we at An Unexpected Journal seek to demonstrate the truth of the Christian faith. In modern culture, this endeavor has most frequently taken the form of propositional argument. However, […]

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prisoner

The Death of Freedom

“…God or Man, Soul or Mind, Freedom or Communism.” Mankind must choose between those irreconcilable opposites, as stated by Whitaker Chambers in his book Witness.[1] Chambers said that two faiths were on trial.[2] The faith based on God and Soul and leads to Freedom stands against the faith based on Man and Mind that leads […]

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sublime cataract

Lewis Among the Ancients … and Moderns

C.S. Lewis’ essay The Abolition of Man, delivered as a set of lectures in 1943, was both timely for audience of the day, as well as timeless.  Subtitled Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools, Lewis intended The Abolition of Man (AoM) as a corrective […]

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Dear Reader

Dear Reader

Dear Reader, An Unexpected Journal is a labor of love.  In a way, it is the natural outcropping of our collective education at Houston Baptist University where we all met as students in the Master of Arts in Apologetics program. Some of us attended class in person while others, myself included, took advantage of the […]

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