Blamires (b. 1916) is an Anglican theologian and novelist. He was a personal friend of C.S. Lewis who was his tutor at Oxford University. His most well-known book is The Christian Mind, but he wrote many others having to do with proper Christian thinking and living. A typical quip is this: “The most familiar objection to the Christian faith is expressed by the question, ‘How can you believe in a good God when there is so much evil in the world?’ I sometimes wonder why we don’t more often hear the question, ‘How can you deny that there is a good God when there is so much good in the world.’ The very fact that we are by nature tempted to ask the first question and not the second question is in itself a kind of proof of divine providence. For it shows that we are surprised, not by good, but by evil.” We read books by our Anglican friends, not for theology, but for a more Christianized culture!
Corrupting Good MannersApril 1, 2016
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33 I have written at least three previous times about manners1 as many have done who grew up in the turbulent ‘60s when the civilities of society were turned on their head. It was John Silber, past President of Boston University, who […]
Good News & Bad News About Human IdentityJune 29, 2015
There are some things about which the Bible speaks clearly and one of those is the makeup of human beings. Yet it is amazing how far away from the plain language of the Bible our society has moved within one generation. In my youth it was risky enough to refer to homosexuals or lesbians rather […]
Marijuana and the ChristianMay 1, 2014
The culture in America is changing quickly, and not necessarily for the good. Christians generally agree that issues such as abortion, pornography, or same-sex marriages are immoral, unbiblical, and harmful to society at large. Not all agree about substance abuse in areas such as alcohol, tobacco, and drugs like marijuana. Churches have long had to […]