I’ve decided that to inaugurate my new blog, I wanted to say a word or two about what matters most. God is light. His Son, Jesus of Nazareth, is the fullest expression of that light. By living among us, breathing our air, dying our death, and overcoming our weaknesses, he truly became the light of this world.
Without Jesus, all is darkness. With Jesus, all is light. Everything I do know and ever can know about this world is given meaning and significance because of him. He is the truth that fills the book, he is the beauty that fills the heart, and he is the hope that fills the future.
Few have ever expressed this better than one of my heroes, C.S. Lewis. The video below is a brief clip of actor Ralph Cosham reading a bit of a Lewis lecture titled, “Is Theology Poetry?”1 It is one of my favorites. It is a little wordy and maybe not for everyone, but his conclusion is a grand apologetic for Christian faith, rooted not in science but in beauty. Christianity makes sense of the world in ways that nothing else ever has. Jesus is the brilliant reality who gives flight to the dark fantasy of this life”s delusion.
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else” (C.S. Lewis)