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And so the summer ends: 2021 life update

The Fall semester begins tomorrow, and I feel that nervous energy that always attends welcoming a new school year. Given everything going on in the world at the moment, and all that has happened over the last couple of years, I feel gravity and gratitude.…
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August 24, 2021
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What is Real? (9): “Aslan is Real”

Having examined Lewis' conception of the real, perhaps now we can begin to understand the depth of what he might have been thinking when he described Aslan as real. Aslan is real in contrast to the bleakness of the naturalistic world.  Aslan is real in…
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February 24, 2012
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What is Real? (5): Myths are Not Lies

Before Lewis met Tolkein, he writes in his autobiography that although he loved his imaginative life, he did not believe that the characters in his imaginary world were real: “I never mistook imagination for reality.” Indeed, when Lewis met Tolkein, the two would argue intensely…
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February 15, 2012