Author Archives: Britt M. Holmes

706 September 03

C.S. Lewis: “Amateur” Theologian Part 4 – Scripture

SCRIPTURE C.S. Lewis held very tentative views when it came to Scripture. He no doubt held them in high regards, but in respect to the Evangelical position, some may find it lacking. He certainly possessed a high view of Scripture, and in that regards was one of certain orthodox, but evidence within his letters to […]

13 July 17

C.S. Lewis: “Amateur” Theologian Part 3 – Sin and Salvation

SIN One of Lewis’s greatest difficulties in overcoming his atheism was the problem of evil. He affirms here the Christian view that the world was originally created as good, but had gone bad.[1] Further, Lewis defines evil as “spoiled goodness,”[2] and therefore sin as something enacted by Satan that was exercised through the free will […]

887 June 13

The Bible and Homosexuality

I address this topic with great hesitancy. It’s not easy. I am hesitant because I really hate to highlight one behavior as this sort of “more-than” or “other-than” sin that is not related to the overall broken state of humanity. But I continue because I think there is something here that is really killing us. […]

225 June 06

C.S. Lewis: “Amateur” Theologian Part 2 – The Supernatural

THE SUPERNATURAL             Lewis has made significant contribution to defense of the supernatural, particularly against Naturalism. In his book, Miracles: A Preliminary Study, Lewis’ assertions that miracles are in fact possible depend upon the existence of the supernatural. He argues against Naturalism, which holds that every finite thing or event is explicable in terms of […]

779 May 23

C.S. Lewis: “Amateur” Theologian

C.S Lewis is perhaps one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, and his writings continue to be an influence today. Of all his writings, his apologetic work on Christianity has reached across the many denominations among the community of believers to provide insightful and rational plausibility for the faith. Born in Belfast […]

9652 April 10

The Argument from Desire: Part III

SOME OBJECTIONS There are several objections against the argument from desire that each proponent addresses. For Lewis, the main critique he received was against the immortal longings he described. He refers to the American Humanists and the Neo-Scholastics who try to reduce the desire to a mere ‘nostalgia,’ or an illusion of something conditioned. He […]

124 March 20

Atonement: The Heart of the Gospel

“Because the sinless Savior died My sinful soul is counted free For God the just is satisfied To look on Him and pardon me.” Christianity undoubtedly revolves around the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Before I became a Christian, I had at least grasped that it all seemed to hinge on a belief that Christ […]

89 March 14

Peter Kreeft and The Argument from Desire: Part II

The Argument Expounded Peter Kreeft posits that Lewis’ argument from desire is the best version.[1] He therefore expounds the argument in a more philosophical format as follows: 1) every natural, innate desire in us corresponds to some real object that can satisfy that desire. 2) But there exists in us a desire which nothing in […]

1108 March 01

C.S. Lewis: The Argument from Desire

Within the discipline of Christian Apologetics, there are many arguments for the existence of God. One of the most compelling arguments is the argument from desire. This argument basically states that there are natural desires within human nature that correspond to real objects, which are the satisfaction of those desires. Further, there exists in humanity […]

801 February 21

Land of the Rising Sun

This post will be a little more personal compared to the more academic blogs on this site, but I hope it gives a more peripheral view of the gospel’s impact on our world. My wife and I have recently been given an amazing opportunity to teach English in Japan. We are working with an English […]

1112 January 04

One Church, One Bride

This is my first contribution to this site, and I am very grateful to Chad Graham (the administrator) for the opportunity to be a part of something I think is so necessary. One of the first things you’ll notice on the site is its general purpose: “A blog exploring theology and ecumenism.” I’d like to […]

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