C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud

Armand Nicholi, a professor of Psychiatry, taught a course at Harvard in which he compared and contrasted the lives and writings of C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud. He taught this course for over 35 years. PBS aired a facsimile of this course in a four hour special which can be  can be purchased from…

“The Bible Made Easy”

A relatively new series of commentaries on the Bible is being published that makes its appeal to the “Biblically Inept.” Displayed in large print on the cover are the words, “The Bible Made Easy.” This is a polite take off of the “Dummy” series. I think I understand the purpose of this advertisement. If the purpose…

“YHWH”

One aspect of the American Standard Version (1901) of the Bible I grew to appreciate is the effort to translate the name of God, YHWH, in the Old Testament. Wherever the word YHWH appears, it is translated Jehovah. I later learned that it was more likely pronounced “Yahweh.” I keep waiting for a Bible that…

The Life of Pi

(I wrote the following article several years ago when a sweet sister in Central California encouraged me to read The Life of Pi. It is now being made into a motion picture. While the article contains “spoilers” I think it is important to consider the implications of the book as it relates to the faith….

Reading and Meditating

Raymond Kelcy wrote an article for the Firm Foundation, June 10, 1980, titled “Take Time to Meditate.” One of his main points highlights the importance of thinking. “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). Brother Kelcy writes, There is no denying the fact that character is shaped by one’s thinking;…