A diabolical democracy

I’ve just finished listening to The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis (read wonderfully by Joss Ackland). Some years later Lewis added a sort of postscript known as Screwtape Proposes a Toast. In it through the voice of Screwtape Lewis skewers democracy with prophetic power.   What I want to fix your attention on is the vast, overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence – moral, cultural, social, or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how “democracy” (in the incantatory sense) is now…

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Book Review: The Great Divorce

So after Love Wins the next book I picked up was CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce. Why because Bell cites him as a source, because it seems that their views are very similar. Quite a few people have noticed this so there’s been a little rush to defend Lewis’ honour. In a panel discussion at The Gospel Coalition Tim Keller is asked, “There is one thread that says Bell is saying the same thing as C. S. Lewis. How do you respond?” To which Keller answers, Lewis was rebelling against…

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CS Lewis and Rob Bell: it's not just me

In this post I wondered about the link between CS Lewis, Rob Bell and Tim Keller. There is admittedly not much that seems to link Keller and Bell but on hell the link is CS Lewis. This post shows that the link between Bell and CS Lewis is seen by others and not just me. Roger Olsen writes: “Bell continues in that chapter to say that hell is getting what we want.  This is simply another way of saying “Hell’s door is locked on the inside”–something I think C. S.…

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Do Rob Bell, Tim Keller and CS Lewis agree on hell?

In 2011 the debate of the year amongst Christian bloggers was over hell and the views put forward by Rob Bell in his book ‘Love Wins’. But do other, less controversial, leaders also share Bell’s view on hell? Quite possibly. That would change the controversy I suspect if it was widened to include those two luminaries. Let me make my case. In reading some of the multitude of posts about Rob Bell in recent days, I discovered the following. I came across Tom Batterson who as a bookseller has read…

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