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The Problem With The Middle (C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters 28)

Tweet In C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, the demon Screwtape continues to teach his understudy Wormwood how to destroy the human he is assigned to. In Letter 28, Screwtape tells Wormwood that a long life can be a great advantage to temptation. Screwtape says Wormwood should use length of life because it is harder to […]

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The Problem with AND (C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters 25)

Tweet The demon Screwtape continues to instruct his understudy Wormwood about how best to destroy his assigned human. This time he encourages Wormwood to use a strategy called “Christianity and…” The goal is to get the human to add ‘and’ to his Christian belief. Christianity and… elevates other things and diminishes Christianity. It is a […]

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Jesus and Politics (C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters 23)

Tweet In Letter 23, the demon Screwtape tells his understudy Wormwood that they should continue to encourage the idea of a “historical Jesus.” What he means is that his man should be encouraged to seek a political Jesus. This is done by “suppression and exaggeration.” Those who want to fit Jesus into a certain political […]

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Church Critics (C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters 16)

Tweet I once met a man who told me his spiritual gift was criticizing the church. He said he couldn’t join any one church because there were too many problems with them all. I met another man who told me he was a better Christian by avoiding commitment to church. He said he didn’t need […]

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What We Laugh At (C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters 11)

Tweet I love to laugh. I think laughter is a great gift, should be done often, and with the whole heart. But, it seems our world increasingly uses laughter in a negative way. By negative I mean we use it to deal with everyone and everything. We dismiss even the most serious moments of life […]

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