Tag: C.S. Lewis

AFFL #045 Coasting

Coasting? We catch the eclipse, and meet up at the Oregon Coast in Pacific City for a week with the rest of the Crawford Family. We visit some lighthouses, catch some crabs, and paint with Bob? Logan experiences “real life” while we’re away on vacation, and we discuss some books we are currently reading along with the potential advantages of…

Reading Within Tradition

Reading Within Tradition

Definitive Interpretations? Years ago, when studying various interpretations related to St. John’s Revelation, I came across the following quote on the website of the Orthodox Church in America: “The Orthodox Church does not accept the notion that everyone can properly interpret the Bible as he or she wants. Some Protestant bodies believe in this, but Orthodoxy does not. We say…

The Catholic Trilemma

— 1 — It is an odd thing to find yourself within a society as schizophrenic as ours. A society which worships at the altar of science while simultaneously denying the existence of absolute truth. A society with an intense craving for “spirituality” and yet one that dismisses out of hand anything that cannot be materially proven. Truth claims – especially…

Purgatory ~ Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell …

Between Heaven and Hell Purgatory. Of all the many misunderstood doctrines of the Catholic Church, Purgatory may be one of the most lampooned by non-Catholics and most misunderstood by Catholics themselves. Last week, my wife and I published our first ever podcast. On the show we discussed C.S. Lewis’ book The Great Divorce and the concepts of Purgatory found within it. In this…

AFFL #001 Welcome to the Show! (And Purgatory)

In our first ever podcast we introduce ourselves, share a little bit about our faith and our family, and discuss C.S. Lewis’s book The Great Divorce.  We talk about the Catholic doctrine of purgatory and take a look at what the Catechism has to say about it.  Send us your feedback at podcast@afaith-fulllife.com and let us know what you think!! The…

Ayn Rand, C.S. Lewis, and Objectivism

So, I’ve been reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and have almost finished the book. It’s long. And wordy. And philosophically dense. And, I find that I have some pretty conflicting opinions about her philosophy. Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982) was born and educated in Russia, and moved to the United States…

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