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Why C.S. Lewis is So Irritating!
Episode date: October 23, 2008
Today’s podcast is going to be one that I expect will be a continuing topic here, “Why CS Lewis is just so irritating.”
Why CS Lewis is just so irritating is because, he already said everything. And he said it better than I’ll ever say it. I find when I read him that I’m simultaneously just delighted and thrilled because he’s just put it perfectly, and it’s such a wonderful, original thought, and it’s even a little deeper, and then I think, darn it, if I’d had enough time I could have come up with that! Curses! Foiled again! I just have to not read him, because I just get…
Close to Home
Episode date: October 24, 2008
If I stir, if I twitch, if I cough or clear my throat, if the phone rings, if the birds outside our window start up again with all that maddening, infuriating, cruel and incessant chirping, he will open his eyes and I will vomit on the floor. It’s been eight days since I’ve slept for more than an hour or two consecutively, eight days since I delivered that crimson bundle of skin and hair now swaddled and lying still at my side, save for his frail and spastic breathing heightening the tension like ominous music foreshadowing danger and doom; he scares me.
Why, oh mercy, can’t I shut out the noise of my half-baked thoughts…
Episode date: November 10, 2008
At that time, as Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.
And as he sat at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when Jesus heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but…
Episode date: November 10, 2008
One day, our Lord Jesus Christ passed by a man. His name was Matthew. He was at work when Jesus passed him. His work was to get money from people to give to their country. Many people did not like the men who did this work, because sometimes the men took extra money for themselves.
But Jesus liked Matthew! He stopped to talk with him. He said, “Come, follow Me.”
Matthew was surprised and happy that Jesus liked him. He got right up and left his work. He followed Jesus!
Later, when Jesus was eating, many others with the same job as Matthew came to eat with Jesus. Other people who had done bad things came too.
Episode date: November 17, 2008
The Lord spoke this parable,
“The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
As he said…