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Posted by on Aug 27, 2014

FACT OF THE DAY:

The fourth radio talk from Lewis’s first broadcast series was given today (8/27) in 1941; it was called “What Can We Do About It.”

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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.”

3rd BBC Broadcast
(Given on 8/27/1941; Then known as What Can We Do About It)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Name the source of this quote:
“Very likely, what with enemies, and mountains, and rivers to cross, and losing our way, and next to nothing to eat, and sore feet, we’ll hardly notice the weather.”
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Special Feature

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014

The Arizona C. S. Lewis Society is pleased to welcome on board Bruce Edwards, Diana Glyer, and Arend Smilde as the new Associate Editors of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal. Together, they represent a significant body of scholarly achievement in the field of Lewis-related studies. They will join returning Associate Editor Jim Helfers (Grand Canyon University) in the role of assessing proposed articles for the peer-reviewed publication. Outgoing General Editor Grayson Carter (Fuller Seminary Southwest) has graciously agreed to become part of the advisory Editorial Board, filling the opening left by the untimely passing of Chris Mitchell. Former Associate Editor Bruce R. Johnson has assumed the role of General Editor.

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All About Jack

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014

The focus of this podcast is a talk that Dr. Donald Williams gave recently that was a paper presented at Taylor University earlier this year as part of the 9th Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends. Dr. Williams explores the challenges faced when consider Lewis as a theologian. The material is the ground work for a book he is working and in it he share why such an examination is needed.

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Resource Spotlight

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014

I’ve decided to do a recap this time and present the top three resources so far (excluding the most recent post), based on the number of page views here. So, while I want you check out all the sites I’ve spotlighted, you don’t want to miss these that have been the most popular. They are C. S. Lewis Symposium, A Pilgrim in Narnia and Joel Heck’s Lewis Site.
Learn more about them and following the links each feature.

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Quote of the Day

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Fact of the Day

Fact of the Day

Here is where you can browse though previous Facts of the Day to learn interesting and (sometimes) unusual details about C.S. Lewis.

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: August 27th

FACT OF THE DAY:

The fourth radio talk from Lewis’s first broadcast series was given today (8/27) in 1941; it was called “What Can We Do About It.”

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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.”

3rd BBC Broadcast
(Given on 8/27/1941; Then known as What Can We Do About It)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Name the source of this quote:
“Very likely, what with enemies, and mountains, and rivers to cross, and losing our way, and next to nothing to eat, and sore feet, we’ll hardly notice the weather.”
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(Click “Read More” to SEE Answer)

New Associate Editors for Sehnsucht

The Arizona C. S. Lewis Society is pleased to welcome on board Bruce Edwards, Diana Glyer, and Arend Smilde as the new Associate Editors of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal. Together, they represent a significant body of scholarly achievement in the field of Lewis-related studies. They will join returning Associate Editor Jim Helfers (Grand Canyon University) in the role of assessing proposed articles for the peer-reviewed publication. Outgoing General Editor Grayson Carter (Fuller Seminary Southwest) has graciously agreed to become part of the advisory Editorial Board, filling the opening left by the untimely passing of Chris Mitchell. Former Associate Editor Bruce R. Johnson has assumed the role of General Editor.

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: August 26th

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s father, Albert, was notorious for not liking his routine changed; this quality negatively affected his relationship with his sons.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In fighting those who serve devils one always has this on one’s side; their Masters hate them as much as they hate us.”

That Hideous Strength
(Published 8/16/1945)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

What happen in this month in 1908 that had a major impact on Lewis’s life?
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Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: August 25th

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Trouble with ‘X’” is an essay by Lewis first published in the August, 1948 issue of Bristol Diocesan Gazette.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I find that I do not exist on my own, that I am under a law; that somebody or something wants me to behave in a certain way.”

3rd BBC Broadcast
(Given on 8/20/1941; Then known as Materialism or Religion)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

How many Earth years do the Chronicle of Narnia stories cover?
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C.S. Lewis as Theologian (Dr. Don Williams)

The focus of this podcast is a talk that Dr. Donald Williams gave recently that was a paper presented at Taylor University earlier this year as part of the 9th Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends. Dr. Williams explores the challenges faced when consider Lewis as a theologian. The material is the ground work for a book he is working and in it he share why such an examination is needed.

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: August 24th

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s mother, Flora had a short story called “The Princess Rosetta” published in the The Household Journal in 1889.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“God has made it a rule for Himself that He won’t alter people’s character by force. He can and will alter them – but only if the people will let Him.”

The Trouble with ‘X’
(Published in August 1948 of Bristol Diocesan Gazette)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Complete the quote and name the source (4 words):
“Nothing, not even what is lowest and most bestial, will not be raised again if _____ _____ _____ _____ .”
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Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: August 23rd

FACT OF THE DAY:

While today (8/23) was Lewis’s father birthday it is also the date (in 1908) that his mother (Flora) died.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Everyone begins as a child by liking Weather. You learn the art of disliking it as you grow up.”

That Hideous Strength
(Published in 8/16/1945)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Two articles came out in Time and Tide this month in the 1940′s. Can you name either?
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RETROSPECT: August 22nd – 31st

Highlights for August 22nd – 31st include: An unfortunate childhood loss, letters from Screwtape on gluttony and love, and the radio broadcast of the last chapter of what’s now book one of Mere Christianity.

As mentioned during a previous column last month, Lewis lost his wife to cancer. The second most significant loss for him was during his childhood, when his mother, Florence Augusta Hamilton Lewis, died on the 23rd in 1908. This was also due to cancer. Although Lewis had prayed for his mother to live, he reports not actually being a Christian at the time

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: August 22nd

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 17th letter from Screwtape was published in The Guardian today (8/22) in 1941. It dealt with gluttony in a unique way.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“One of the great, achievements of the last hundred years has been to deaden the human conscience on [gluttony], so that by now you will hardly find a sermon preached or a conscience troubled about it.”

The Screwtape Letters XVII
(Published in The Guardian on 8/22/1941)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

What fictional book was published this month under another name than when published ten years before?
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Top 3 Resource Spotlights So Far

I’ve decided to do a recap this time and present the top three resources so far (excluding the most recent post), based on the number of page views here. So, while I want you check out all the sites I’ve spotlighted, you don’t want to miss these that have been the most popular. They are C. S. Lewis Symposium, A Pilgrim in Narnia and Joel Heck’s Lewis Site.
Learn more about them and following the links each feature.

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