Narnia, Plato, and C.S. Lewis on the Hope of Heaven

C.S. Lewis was a certain Christian but an uncertain Platonist. A comparison to his contemporary A.E. Taylor, author of a magisterial commentary on Timaeus, illuminates the debt Lewis owed the Platonic dialogue. Taylor was a Christian, an apologist, and (with somewhat less reason than he might have thought) he was proud of his prosody. Lewis [Read More…]

Christians and Campus Life

Editorial Note: This is the fourth installment in John Mark Reynolds’ series on Christians and higher education.  See Part One, Part Two and Part Three.  * The most powerful person in a college student’s life is often the resident advisor: ill paid, but ideologically driven. Classroom time is not the only learning time.  When I talk [Read More…]

The Christian Educator’s Dilemma

Editor’s Note: From John Mark Reynolds, Provost of Houston Baptist University: Complain about Beyoncé at the Super Bowl and you’re a prude: after all, Beyoncé in her underwear is just like Elvis grinding his clothed hips. Point out that education is making little use of technological tools, dressing up mid-twentieth-century techniques in shiny applications, and you’re [Read More…]

Why January Stinks

Editor’s Note: I am thrilled to welcome John Mark Reynolds on board as a contributing writer to Philosophical Fragments. Dr Reynolds is founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University, where he taught philosophy. Recently he became Provost at Houston Baptist University. He has authored and co-authored many books, and his essays [Read More…]