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The Screwtape Letters

I recently reread C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters while on vacation. C.S. Lewis, in his usual insightful way, makes a great point in the book about the seat of human decision-making and motives—our will. The book is written from the perspective of a devil, Screwtape, who is instructing a new tempter on the art of claiming ‘a patient’ for an eternity in Hell. The advising devil’s main goal is to …

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The Power of Believing

the Power of Belief

I watched a number of Christmas-themed movies this past Christmas season, old and new. And one thing stood out as a repeating pattern, something I had never noticed much before—the idea that belief is power.
In so many of these Christmas movies the people were asked to believe in someone in order to give that someone renewed power… be it Santa Claus, the North Pole, or fairies…

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