Clive Staples Lewis was a celebrated Anglo-Irish novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, lay theologian and Christian apologist whose impact and influence lives on.

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Narnia’s Wild Ride Needs Deeper Magic

December 13th, 2005

I just finished taping yesterday an appearance on Frank Beckmann’s morning drive show on WJR Detroit, asking me about the movie and its reception, and suggesting I react to the local newspaper’s demurring review of the movie as “predictable” and “bloodless.” Frank is a Lewis fan, who loved the movie, and found the 67m take […]

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It’s Not a Tame Wardrobe: 2 Views & They’re Both Mine

December 8th, 2005

View One: This is a Fantastic Film I write first on behalf of the general viewer. Let’s say I read Lion as a child and have since read it to my kids, too–in the “original” order, by just dumb luck. I’m no scholar. I don’t know anything about Lewis’s childhood or Mrs. Moore or Greek […]

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The Countdown: Narnia Unveiled

December 2nd, 2005

One week to go, and the press is being unusually cooperative and respectful of the incoming cultural missile known as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. (I mean “the press” excluding The New York Times and the The New Yorker–and all the non-Rupert Murdoch newspapers in London and Sydney, of course.) Today’s […]

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Happy Birthday, Jack!

November 29th, 2005

I think of writers as companions, their books as landscapes that we traverse together. With some I care not even to embark; among others I would walk only a little way. And then there are those whose company is so joyful, edifying, and challenging that the journey is not long enough to satisfy me or […]

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So the Gloves Come Off: The New Yorker and New York Times Tackle Narnia

November 19th, 2005

No surprise here, but New York interlektuls (as Flannery O’Connor called them) don’t like Lewis, but, what’s more, they don’t like anyone else liking him either. It is hard to tell which may be worse, Lewis or we, his too numerous admirers. So–a doleful warning is to be issued by New York media to all […]

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Always Christmas and Never Winter: Lewis in Tampa

November 12th, 2005

Here is the next Narnia on Tour stop–and my last formal Borders event of the year. The very hospitable and dynamic Tampa Covenant Church is my kind host, as they have been for the previous two years. A Wednesday church event occurred last night, “Narnia and Us: The Christian Imagination of C. S. Lewis, and […]

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Past Watchful Dragons: Lewis in Nashville

November 5th, 2005

Past Watchful Dragons has been going on the past week here in Nashville, with a number of impressive presentations and reflective discussions. The two outstanding moments were Greg Wright’s “Sometimes a Film Says Best What Needs to be Said,” a clever allusion to an essay Lewis once wrote on fairy tales, whose thesis focuses not […]

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He is Not a Tame Author

October 31st, 2005

We know what Mr. and Mrs. Beaver thought of Aslan, but what would they have thought of Mr. Lewis? Some 55 years after the first publication of his artful children’s fantasy, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, we may say, collectively expressing our amazement that C. S. Lewis’s book sales are still roaring along, […]

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Lewis in Fresno

October 24th, 2005

I had the remarkable pleasure of spending five days in Fresno, CA as part of both the Narnia on Tour and as a speaker for First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fresno. I spoke four times-once at a special Wed. service, once at a reception for me, which was Q&A about CSL and what was burning […]

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Narnian Press Coverage–What She Did With the Interview

October 16th, 2005

Several weeks ago I was interviewed by the Religion News Service, and I gave you a basic paraphrased summary in my Sept. 22 entry. Here is what my interviewer chose to use out of my remarks in the final print version from one news source: “Narnia’ fuels fascination of C.S. Lewis”. We spoke for almost […]

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