The Harmony Of Heaven On Earth

by Robert StaufferAs an admirer of C. S. Lewis, I enjoyed the article in the last issue of Orthodox America by Theodore Hadzi-Antich, describing how Lewis led him ultimately to a renewed and deeper appreciation of his Orthodox Faith. However, based on my own experience, I would have to disagree with his statement that"for those who come to the table with a blank slate, i.e., with no faith at all, C. S. Lewis is probably not the best place to start investigating the truths of Christianity."I was born into an essentially atheistic family. Insofar as my parents had a philosophy of life at all, it was that of the American Dream: earn what you … [Read more...]

A Journey Of Faith In New Zealand

by Alexandra Wood When I was a little girl it was still possible to teach Scripture in schools and even people who did not attend church were happy for their children to be taught. I remember as a child of eight or nine that I pictured in my mind one night the Mount of Olives with a bright full moon and a grove of trees and Jesus praying.  I was very moved. We heard "The Man Born to Be King" by Dorothy L Sayers on the radio, not the original 1940 broadcast of course!  There was a very good TV series called "Jesus of Nazareth" which was repeated several times on the BBC I think. William … [Read more...]