Soul Killing (Part 4 of “IMUD” Series)

Soul killing. This is the term C.S. Lewis used to describe the notion that meaning is relative and personal.  We might add also that understanding that truth is primarily revealed by logic and reason might have been seen as one of the common tools used to steal life away from living, breathing truth.  Logic and Continue reading Soul Killing (Part 4 of “IMUD” Series)

Imagination and Reason (Part 3 of “IMUD” series)

Imagination and Reason (Part 3 of “IMUD” series)

For Lewis, however, reason and imagination were not separate intellectual tools.  Rather, for Lewis, reason rests on imagination and cannot work without it.  Reason is, by its very nature, imaginative, as it lives in the realm not of “what is” but “what should be” and “what could be.”  Imagination does not exist only in the Continue reading Imagination and Reason (Part 3 of “IMUD” series)

Beautiful feet

Much of North American Christianity has celebrated the words of those who proclaim the gospel. But the Bible says, “How beautiful are the feet of those who proclaim good news.”  Yes, their words are good.  But here are…some beautiful feet. ~Slow Church, Smith and Pattison   Originally posted 2016-01-11 02:54:01.

Meaning and Understanding (Part 2 of “IMUD” Series)

The opposite of “meaning” is not “untruth”.  The opposite of “meaning” is “nonsense” also known in some circles as nonsensical, gibberish, baloney or gobblygook.  In other words the opposite of “meaning” or “meaningful” is that which has no clear meaning.  Meaning is the pre-condition for both truth and falseness.  In other words, if there was Continue reading Meaning and Understanding (Part 2 of “IMUD” Series)