CSL Daily 2/24/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

During the evening of February 24, 1943 Lewis gave the 1st talk (“Men Without Chests”) of the Riddell Memorial Lectures that became The Abolition of Man.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.”

Men Without Chests
(First a lecture from 2/24/1943 from the eventual The Abolition of Man)

Q02-24 (Modern Educator)

CSL Daily 2/23/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Narrative Poems was published for the first time in the US on February 23, 1972. It had been released in the UK in 1969.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It’s only the little germ of a desire for God that we need to start the process.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce XVI
(Published in The Guardian on 2/23/1945)

Q02-23 (Germ of a Desire)

CSL Daily 2/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Making and Begetting,” the first of the 4th BBC radio series was given on February 22, 1944. Eventually it become part of Mere Christianity.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A vague religion – all about feeling God in nature, and so on – is so attractive. It is all thrills and no work.”

Making and Begetting
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 2/22/44)

Q02-22 (A Vague Religion)

Preparing for Easter (New Lewis Book of Devotional Readings)

Preparing for Easter (2017)Has celebrating the resurrection of Christ become routine for you each Easter? Learn about a new collection of devotional readings from the previously published writings of C.S. Lewis to help bring you to a renewed understanding of Jesus’s sacrifice. Zach Kincaid is my guest for this podcast interview to talk about Preparing for Easter, a new resource for 2017. He went through all of Lewis’s writings and selected the readings, along with two passages from the Bible to aid all Christians deepening their knowledge and appreciation of this holy season. 

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Listen to Preparing for Easter Devotional Interview

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CSL Daily 2/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On February 21, 1945 “Who Was Right—Dream Lecturer or Real Lecturer?” was published in The Coventry Evening Telegraph.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Is it not equally reasonable to look outside Nature for the real Originator of the natural order?”

Who Was Right—Dream Lecturer or Real Lecturer?
(First published on 2/21/1945 in The Coventry Evening Telegraph, it was reprinted as Two Lectures in God in the Dock)

Q02-21 (Look Outside Nature)