The Dreaming Stone
by Michael F. Shaughnessy Education Views Senior Columnist – EducationViews.org Every once in a while, a book comes along that is both educative as well as entertaining. Such a book is “ The Dreaming Stone “ by Louis Markos. While Louis Markos needs no introduction to some who are knowledgeable, and culturally literate, Louis is[...]
The Dreaming Stone
Go
May 19, 2016 | No Comments
Any article entitled “Go” is likely to make a typical Christian reader think of the NT-verses “Go into all the world …” (Matt 28:19) or “Go, for I will send you …” (Acts 22:21). The title is not intentionally meant to be misleading for it is actually about the Chinese board game called “Go” that[...]
X-Ray
March 30, 2016 | No Comments
By Louis Markos Human love, joy, religion, and art cannot be reduced to unconscious forces. Louis Markos talks about the 24th chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet. Click[...]
By Wayne Braudrick And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.  He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it[...]
War
March 25, 2016 | No Comments
By Louis Markos All killing is not murder, but we must not rejoice in the loss of life. Louis Markos talks about the 23rd chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in[...]
Holy Living
March 24, 2016 | No Comments
By Wayne Braudrick “So if anyone purifies himself from anything dishonorable, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:21 (HCSB) Those who purify themselves in the Lord are useful to the Master. And the text goes on to say that when we live[...]
Virtue
March 22, 2016 | No Comments
By Louis Markos Rather than actively love our neighbor, we unselfishly let him do what he wants. Louis Markos talks about the 22nd chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the[...]
By Wayne Braudrick “Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25 (NASB) What timing! The encouragement of God through His people[...]
Universalism
March 15, 2016 | No Comments
By Louis Markos The moment of our death is an eternal one; it contains all other moments. Louis Markos talks about the 21st chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the[...]
By Wayne Braudrick “The Lord’s slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach.” 2 Timothy 2:24 (HCSB) Know yourself While teaching on a scripture passage concerned with the Christian’s understanding of his position as the Lord’s slave, I was blessed to interview a young friend. Mandi Havens served for two[...]
Tao
March 8, 2016 | No Comments
By Louis Markos Morality does not veer wildly from culture to culture and age to age. Louis Markos talks about the 20th chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet.[...]
The Sexes
February 17, 2016 | No Comments
By Louis Markos It is not just our bodies, but our souls, that are masculine and feminine. Louis Markos talks about the 19th chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the[...]
By Wayne Braudrick “This is why I endure all things for the elect: so that they also may obtain salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.” 2 Timothy 2:10 (HCSB) Recently I was honored to teach on some glorification passages in 2 Timothy. As always, the letters I received were insightful and encouraging.[...]
By John D. Gibbon I’ve just returned home to London from a month in India on a collaborative research trip in an attempt to finish a piece of work with 8 co-authors and to begin two new projects. In the aftermath of such visits, friends in the UK from outside academia often ask me, somewhat obliquely,[...]
Reason
February 3, 2016 | No Comments
By Louis Markos God created reason; the devils can only offer propaganda, jargon, and spin. Louis Markos talks about the 18th chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet. Click[...]
Quest
January 26, 2016 | No Comments
By Louis Markos At the end of the quest lies the promise of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment. Louis Markos talks about the 17th chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet.[...]
Thoughts From India
January 25, 2016 | No Comments
By John D. Gibbon The last ten days I have been residing in the big Indian city of Bangalore, home to 15 million people. Its southern area is also home to India’s Silicon Valley (Electronic City). It is also the home of India’s premier scientific institution, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), as well as the[...]
It was my privilege to be invited to meet with two producers of the recent hit movie “God’s Not Dead” in Studio City, California recently to talk about collaboration between them and Lampion Press. Probably most of those reading this blog are familiar with this movie, and are looking forward to its sequel. Cary Solomon[...]
By Wayne Braudrick “Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you.” 2 Timothy 1:14 (HCSB) How exactly does one fulfill God’s command to us in 2 Timothy 2:14? Counselor Bob Hornstein shares this great insight: “We must surrender to the Spirit’s power to overcome sin and be transformed[...]
Pain
January 21, 2016 | No Comments
By Louis Markos It is the beloved son, not the servant, whom the father disciplines. Louis Markos talks about the 16th chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet. Click ‘play’[...]
Obedience
January 12, 2016 | No Comments
By Louis Markos God created us to be adjectives; we insisted on being nouns. Louis Markos talks about the 15th chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet. Click ‘play’ on[...]
By John D. Gibbon The release of the new Star Wars movie “The Force Awakens”, after its premier in LA on December 14th, has evoked a predictable media frenzy. For years, friends of my own generation — devout Star Wars fans from the beginning — have half-jokingly signed their emails “May the force be with you[...]
Niceness
January 5, 2016 | No Comments
By Louis Markos Christ’s goal is to transform us into saints, not improve our personality. Louis Markos talks about the 14th chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet. Click ‘play’[...]
I went recently to a meeting of the Council of Dispensational Hermeneutics at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clark Summit, Pennsylvania, a small community near Scranton in northeastern Pennsylvania. I attended at the invitation of Dr. Michael Stallard, Academic Dean of the seminary. The focus of the talks was the Israel and the Church. The meeting[...]
Two Notes
December 22, 2015 | No Comments
By Wayne Braudrick “Entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His mother, and falling to their knees, they worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:11 HCSB) Two notes arrived at the same time in my inbox today. One was a reminder about the[...]
Thoughts From The Sea
December 21, 2015 | No Comments
By John D. Gibbon My wife (Sheila) and I are at sea on a Christmas cruise to the Canaries. Long, long ago I spent a year at sea, even serving as an unofficial deckhand for six months – unofficial in the sense I didn’t do a watch. I learned to love this dangerous environment but[...]
Wayne Braudrick is the pastor of the Frisco Bible Church, in Frisco, Texas. My first meeting with him dispelled my expectations of a successful pastor, and graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, where I was taught, whose focus was largely on teaching the Bible and leading a large Dallas area church. Certainly he is all that,[...]
Thoughts on Christmas
December 18, 2015 | No Comments
By R.M. Huffman It’s almost Christmas! The genealogy of Jesus is of great Biblical significance. His descent from Adam is a fulfillment of God’s promise to the Serpent in Genesis 3, and His lineage from David confirms the truth of prophetic Scripture. Of less theological importance is this: through Noah, the direct ancestor of every[...]
Myth
December 16, 2015 | No Comments
By Louis Markos Christ is the myth made fact; he fulfilled the deepest yearnings of the pagans. Louis Markos talks about the 13th chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet.[...]
Leviticus in 3D John gets the attention of both crowds and religious leaders by doing the most loving thing possible: he shows people’s universal need for salvation.
Thoughts From Vienna
December 15, 2015 | No Comments
By John D. Gibbon This week I am in Vienna at the Wolfgang Pauli Institute (University of Vienna) speaking at a fluid turbulence meeting. The grand and beautiful Viennese baroque palaces tell the story of a once powerful Empire that ruled over half of Europe before its sudden collapse in 1918. At that time, the Europeans[...]
Steve Sullivan is a New Testament professor at College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas, who has recently finished a Ph.D. at the prestigious University of Wales, Lampeter. His dissertation on Romans 9-11, an excellent analysis of these chapters. Steve will be working with me on the Logos Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series on the book[...]
Let’s Talk About Noah
December 10, 2015 | No Comments
By R.M. Huffman I’d like to talk about Noah for a second.   No, not that one. The Noah in the book of Genesis is described in Ezekiel 14 as one of the three most righteous men (with Daniel and Job) in history up to that point, and in Hebrews 11 as one of the[...]
Love
December 9, 2015 | No Comments
By Louis Markos God is not the Platonic Form of love; He is love in action. Louis Markos talks about the 12th chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet.[...]
By Wayne Braudrick “And when he learned of Mordecai’s ethnic identity, Haman decided not to do away with Mordecai alone. He planned to destroy all of Mordecai’s people, the Jews, throughout Ahasuerus’s kingdom …”It is not in the king’s best interest to tolerate them. If the king approves, let an order be drawn up authorizing[...]
On my recent trip to Baptist Bible Seminary to attend the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics, I also had the opportunity to meet novelist Tim Chaffey, who has endorsed the new release by R. M. Huffman, entitled Leviathan, book 1 of The Antediluvian Legacy. The Tolkien-like novel has been written by R. M. Huffman, a medical[...]
Kingship
November 26, 2015 | No Comments
By Louis Markos We all yearn to honor and serve something greater than ourselves. Louis Markos talks about the 11th chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet. Click ‘play’[...]
Jesus
November 23, 2015 | No Comments
By Louis Markos The gospels are not fanciful myths or legends, but sober biographies. Louis Markos talks about the tenth chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet. Click ‘play’[...]
Influence
November 20, 2015 | No Comments
By Louis Markos We view the universe as our house; the Medievals saw it as their home. Louis Markos talks about the ninth chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the[...]
Recently, President & CEO H. Wayne House had an opportunity to visit Jerusalem.
Heaven
November 17, 2015 | No Comments
By Louis Markos Why do we always speak of God and HEAVEN in negative terms? Louis Markos talks about the eighth chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet. Click[...]
Great Divorce
November 14, 2015 | No Comments
Heaven is not a state of mind; it is reality itself. Louis Markos talks about the sixth chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet.
Persistent Hospitality
November 12, 2015 | No Comments
We were discussing the amazing woman of Shunem and her persistent hospitality. The talk turned to how important hospitality is for our souls and for those whom we bless when we are hospitable. As the conversation continued, we began to think through the
Faith
November 11, 2015 | No Comments
Yes, seeing is believing, but it is just as often the case that believing is seeing. Louis Markos talks about the sixth chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing
Easter
November 8, 2015 | No Comments
By Louis Markos When Christ Rose, he went through death and came out on the other side. Louis Markos talks about the fifth chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet.[...]
Always Ready
November 5, 2015 | No Comments
By Wayne Braudrick “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.” (2 Timothy 4:2 NASB) Carpe Diem Our church recently enjoyed its annual missions festival – a remarkable celebration of our missionaries and their work around the world. Thousands of lives are changed every[...]
Desire
November 5, 2015 | No Comments
By Louis Markos Our DESIRE for God and our DESIRE for heaven are, ultimately, the same DESIRE. Louis Markos talks about the fourth chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the[...]
Courage
November 1, 2015 | No Comments
By Louis Markos You can’t practice the other virtues successfully if you don’t possess COURAGE. Louis Markos talks about the third chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet.[...]
By Wayne Braudrick  “Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang: When the leaders lead in Israel, when the people volunteer, praise the Lord.” (Judges 5:1-2 HCSB) Deborah encourages One of the remarkable things about the OT Judge Deborah is her heart for God’s servant-leaders. She really cares that they prosper in God’s calling. Further, her[...]
Beauty
October 25, 2015 | No Comments
By Louis Markos Most English departments in our nation have thrown out the concept of BEAUTY. Louis Markos talks about the second chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet.[...]
By Wayne Braudrick “But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.” (2 Thessalonians 3:13 NASB) Joe Kennedy Bremerton High School in Washington has threatened to fire football coach Joe Kennedy if he continues to pray on his own in public after every game. Kennedy has not invited anyone to join him nor[...]
Aslan
October 18, 2015 | No Comments
By Louis Markos ASLAN is not an allegory for Christ but the Christ of Narnia. Louis Markos talks about the first chapter of his recently released book “From A to Z in Narnia with CS Lewis”, in which he relates an idea or aspect of CS Lewis’ writing to a unique letter in the alphabet. Click[...]
Inner Beauty
October 15, 2015 | No Comments
By Wayne Braudrick “Your beauty should not consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold ornaments or fine clothes. Instead, it should consist of what is inside the heart with imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very valuable in God’s eyes.” (1 Peter 3:3-4 HCSB) Inner beauty[...]
Recently I spent the evening in Houston, Texas with Louis Markos, professor of literature at Houston Baptist University. I was well aware of his reputation and writings, and was eager to get to know him. He and his son, a classics major in college, met me at the Olive Garden. What I had assumed would[...]
In the area of theology, my concentration was in the area of hermeneutics (this served me well also when I was a professor of constitutional law) during my doctoral program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  I had the privilege of taking a doctoral course away from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, where I did my Th.D.[...]