CSL Daily 9/17/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe began being dramatized on the BBC in six weekly installments on September 18, 1959.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The value given to the testimony of any feeling must depend on our philosophy [belief system], not our whole philosophy on a feeling.”

Religion: Reality or Substitute?
(Published in September-October, 1941 issue of World Dominion)

CSL Daily 8/27/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The fourth radio talk from Lewis‘s first broadcast series was given August 27, 1941; it was called “What Can We Do About It.” In Mere Christianity it is entitled “We Have Cause to be Uneasy.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.”

4th BBC Broadcast
(Given on 8/27/1941; Then known as What Can We Do About It)

CSL Daily 8/09/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first known letter Lewis wrote to Sister Penelope occurred on August 9, 1939.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“One hopes there will come a day when one can enjoy nice things said about one’s self just in the same innocent way as one enjoys nice things about anyone else—perfect humility will need no modesty.”

Letter to Sister Penelope 8/9/1939
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

CSL Daily 7/23/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

While two dozen poems by Lewis were published in Punch, “Revival or Decay?” is the only non-fiction work published there.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“All sorts of things will make a man brave for the time being. Alcohol, ignorance of the danger, anger, self-respect, human loyalty, and love of God. But they’re not all equally good sources.”

The Anvil
(BBC Radio Broadcast aired 7/22/1943)

CSL Daily 7/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis was a guest on “The Anvil” that was aired July 22, 1943. This BBC radio program was recorded on the 19th. His comments were printed in 1981 special edition of Mere Christianity.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If you will go to God just as you are, fully admitting that you care about Him very little, and put yourself in His hand, if you’re even ready to be made to care and leave Him to work, He’ll do the rest.”

The Anvil
(BBC Radio Broadcast aired 7/22/1943)