Writing Advice from One of the Greatest Writers of the Twentieth Century

On June 26th, 1956, C.S. Lewis penned a letter to a girl named Joan. In the letter, he provides the following advice on writing: Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure y[ou]r sentence couldn’t mean anything else. Always prefer the plain direct word to […]

C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce One Step Closer to the Big Screen

Recently Eric Metaxas interviewed author and filmmaker N.D. Wilson. Wilson is a prolific author. (Why is “prolific” always used in sentences like this? Is creativity unacceptable when authors describe other authors? Isn’t it time for some wordsmithing? Anyway …) Wilson, the prolific author, or as he prefers it, “Captain Awesomesauce,” has written many excellent books […]

Jacob Marley, Sherlock Holmes, Little Red Riding Hood, and 1 John 4:1

“You will be visited by Three Spirits.” It’s a bit early in the year for this reference, but the line came to my mind as I was thinking about the beginning of 1 John 4: “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false […]

“The Law of the LORD is Perfect”: A Few Thoughts on Inerrancy and Literacy

“The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD […]