Daily Post #63

Changing Dumb Laws to Feed the Poor: This just seems to make sense. Let’s not throw away food, but share it with those who are poor and hungry. Common sense wins—imagine that. Go Italy! Similar measures are also being entertained and enacted in France, the U.K., etc. Click here to scan/read the article.

C.S. Lewis About His Brother: At age 23, the young Lewis wrote the following about his older brother: “He is not a brilliant talker” (Collected Letters, Volume I). Hilarious, right? There is something refreshing about being candid. Granted, this was written in a letter to his dad. Of course, in the same letter he mentioned that his brother had taken up painting and did one landscape that he “thought really good.”

C.S. Lewis on Going For a Walk: In the same letter mentioned above dated July 20th, 1922, he writes: “I am careful about the daily walk.” Lewis had his routines and rhythms, and it is clear that by his early 20s, a nice afternoon walk was an essential ingredient to his mental and emotional health as well as his academic life. What is your live-giving routine? Where is your quiet space? Where can you think rather than react, regurgitate, etc.?

Satan: I am reading through the Gospel of John right now on my own and the Gospel of Mark with my wife. This morning I read John 8:42–47. One clear takeaway is this: Jesus made it very, very clear that He believed in the existence of Satan, the devil. To say this differently, Jesus believed that Satan is objectively real, not just a symbol of evil or a figment of our imagination. I don’t think Christians really take this very seriously these days; I know that I haven’t. If something goes wrong, we trace it back to some psychological phenomenon. While scientific psychology can be very helpful, there are deeper and more fundamental realities. The world is a stage, and God and Satan are warring over the souls of people. Do I care? Do I believe what Jesus believed?

Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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