Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Touchstone Magazine: March 2007

Simply Lews: Reflections on a Master Apologist After 60 Years

Part of the reason for the appeal of Mere Christianity is of course that—like virtually everything Lewis wrote—it remains a splendid read. Lewis is feisty and lyrical, funny and moving, full of brilliant images, similes, and extended metaphors.

Even when they don’t work as well as they might (he regularly uses maths, or “sums” as he calls it, as an illustration, and I found myself wondering whether theology and maths are really the same sort of thing), they take our minds darting to and fro, leaping over hedges and ditches, constantly glimpsing the countryside from new angles and with the fresh air of intelligent argument in our lungs.

Another great article, not linked on their site, is by Thomas Howard: The Light of Eventide. It is a gentle reflection on aging, a theme that was brought home once again by my mum's hospital stay.

What is Touchstone Magazine? From their website:

Touchstone is a Christian journal, conservative in doctrine and eclectic in content, with editors and readers from each of the three great divisions of Christendom — Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox. The mission of the journal and its publisher, the Fellowship of St. James, is to provide a place where Christians of various backgrounds can speak with one another on the basis of shared belief in the fundamental doctrines of the faith as revealed in Holy Scripture and summarized in the ancient creeds of the Church.

To subscribe, click here. In case you needed another reason to subscribe, I just heard that friend Amanda Witt (of Wittingshire fame) will have an article in the April issue on "the careful line parents have to walk in protecting the innocence of their children and teaching them about the more difficult matters in life." (from Mere Comments, Touchstone's blog.) What are you waiting for?

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