Tag: C.S. Lewis

Armstrong, Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #26: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Protestants

On the newest episode of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Sam and I put the Reformation on hold for a moment to consider the Christianity that lies on the other side of 1517: the faith of the Middle Ages. Featured Book Chris R. Armstrong, Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Finding Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age with C.S.…

Christian Humanist Profiles 89: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians

For a while now, there’s been in American Evangelicalism a growing sense that not all is well, that we have drifted, that we have lost touch with our world and ourselves. In our time, as in other times of instability, Jeremiahs have emerged, calling us “to ask for the old paths” (Jer. 6:16)—to seek the…

Christian Humanist Profiles 61: A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War

Before the wars in Middle-earth, before the battles of Narnia, there was a war in Europe—the Great War, the war to end war, that fell tragically short of that dream of peace, and left men and nations broken in body and soul. Two young English army officers were caught up in this storm of war:…

Christian Humanist Profiles 46: The Oxford Inklings

“Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” With this proverb, the ancient Hebrew sages defined the value of friendship. Similarly, the Stoic Marcus Aurelius began his Meditations enumerating the friends to whom he owed particular traits of character and wisdom. However, we need not return to ancient times to see this venerable model of…