CSL Daily 5/29/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Transposition is a sermon Lewis preached on May, 28, 1944 at the chapel of Mansfield College. The text is in The Weight of Glory.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[God] made His own plan or plot of history such that it admits a certain amount of free play and can be modified in response to our prayers.”

Work and Prayer
(Published in The Coventry Evening Telegraph on 5/28/1945)

CSL Daily 4/30/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis gave a talk on April 30, 1953 at the Socratic Club on “Faith and Evidence.” It was later published as “On Obstinacy in Belief.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The demand for equality has two sources; one of them is among the noblest, the other is the basest, of human emotions. The noble source is the desire for fair play. But the other source is the hatred of superiority.”

Democratic Education
(First published in the Notes on the Way column on 4/29/1944 in Time and Tide)

Q04-30 - (Demand for Equality)

CSL Daily 4/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

There are characters named in Narnia for every letter in the alphabet except for “x.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The more a man was in the Devil’s power, the less he would be aware of it, on the principle that a man is still fairly sober as long as he knows he’s drunk.”

Answers to Questions on Christianity
(Talk given on April 18th or 19th in 1944 at the Electric and Musical Industries Christian Fellowship)

 Q04-28 - (Under Devils Power)

CSL Daily 3/23/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s first collection of shorter works, Rehabilitations and Other Essays was published on March 23, 1939.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Very often the only way to get a quality in reality is to start behaving as if you had it already.”

Let’s Pretend
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/21/44)

Q03-23 (Already Had It)

CSL Daily 3/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Let’s Pretend is the fifth talk of the final BBC series given on March 21, 1944. Also Lewis recorded two final talks on this date.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of a man he is? Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth?”

Let’s Pretend
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/21/44)

Q03-21 (Taken Off Guard)