C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis, War, and the Christian Character
C.S. Lewis, War, and the Christian Character

C.S. Lewis, standing in an Augustinian stream, reveals the guidance found in the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian patrimony that has fortified Christian intelligence regarding the use of force since the beginnings of the church.

An American Airman in Oxford: Reflections on D-Day, Major John Howard, and the US-UK Alliance
An American Airman in Oxford: Reflections on D-Day, Major John Howard, and the US-UK Alliance

Veterans of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regiment, more commonly known simply as the “Ox and Bucks,” hosted our small US military contingent. The locus for the day’s ceremony was the gravesite of Major John Howard, commander of D Company of the Ox and Bucks.

From the Trenches to the Shire & Narnia: Review of Joseph Loconte’s A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War
From the Trenches to Narnia: Review of Loconte’s A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War

While Lewis and Tolkien’s faith and contributions are well-known, most do not realize they both fought in the First World War as young men. Even fewer recognize how their time in the western front’s trenches influenced their faith and later works. However, in A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War, Providence senior editor Joseph Loconte explains in his typical, approachable prose how the war affected these two men deeply and how those experiences influenced their writings and faith.

Sympathy for Hoda Muthana is Acceptable. Mercy without Justice is Not
Sympathy for Hoda Muthana is Acceptable. Mercy without Justice is Not

It is sad to grow up and realize you’ve become a monster. The awareness does not change the fact that you are now a monster.

Immortal Memory: What Scotland’s Robert Burns Can Teach Us about Nationalism
Immortal Memory: What Scotland’s Robert Burns Can Teach Us about Nationalism

Tonight people will gather for Burns Night to remember one of Scotland’s national heroes. But should this man’s flaws cause us to rethink his place in national mythmaking and nationalism in general?

For God and Country, Part 1: Christian Patriotism
For God and Country, Part 1: Christian Patriotism

Works by C.S. Lewis and Tim Keller can help us understand the outlines of a healthy Christian patriotism—a righteous love of one’s imperfect country and home, including the people there and much more.

kavod good friday weight glory
Kavod!: Good Friday & The Weight of Glory

Christ’s sacrifice helps us to reflect on Divine glory and individual and national vocations.

Doing Violence to Scripture Christian pacifism Just War Tradition
Doing Violence to Scripture

Christian pacifism became untenable for me because the God who punished, killed, and destroyed in the Old Testament remains the God of the New Testament.

Game of Thrones vs. Lord of the Rings: Tolkien’s Time at War Gave Him True Moral Realism
Game of Thrones vs. Lord of the Rings: Tolkien’s Time at War Gave Him True Moral Realism

Contrary to detractors like George R.R. Martin who say that Tolkien’s works are simplistic with a black and white view of morality, Tolkien wasn’t oblivious to how terrible the world can be, having been on the front line of the First World War.