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COURAGE – The Virtue That Undergirds All Other Virtues

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DISCIPLESHIP | 3 1/2 Minute Read

Several years ago my friend ended up in hospital.

His wife was worried so we asked if there was anything that we could do.
She asked, as she does not drive and has young children, if I would pick up his phone charger and drive it over to the hospital as he had no phone battery and she was unaware how he was doing.
It was 9 o’clock on a work night.
I had never been to that particular hospital, nor had I ever driven in the city where the hospital was.
The charger in our car didn’t work and I had a low battery, so I would have no satellite navigation or maps to get there and would have to rely on signposts and directions.
Did I mention that I hate driving?
It makes me very anxious.
Every time I get in a car I wonder if I will be another statistic.
All of these excuses swirled in my mind at the thought of making this journey and ultimately I decided to decline.
I did not have the courage to go.
I think about this moment often. About the time that I let dow…

C. S. Lewis, God, Myth, Evolution & The Problem Of Suffering - What I Learnt In March

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THEOLOGY | 8 Min Read

Each month I share some of the things that I have been learning, and the resources that I am using. My hope is to inspire you in your own personal learning and point to some helpful resources.

This month I learnt a lot – from lots of different places. Therefore, rather than going through the individual sources I used to learn, I have decided to draw together some common themes from those resources.

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Resources C.S. Lewis
This month has been quite a C.S. Lewis month. From his works I read Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Problem of Pain, The Great Divorce, and Miracles. I thoroughly enjoyed every single book. If you want to get into C. S. Lewis and don’t know where to start then I highly recommend checking out C. S. Lewis Doodle on Youtube.  Inspiration and Incarnat…