Posts from February 2015

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Devotional Illustrations – Moral Relativism

by Pat Finnegan

In C.S. Lewis’ book, The Great Divorce, the fat, cultured ghost is conversing with Dick, one of the “Bright People.” Dick is attempting to explain the truth about where the ghost has been. The ghost argues not only that all truth is relative, but also that endlessly searching for truth is of more value than […]

Hymn Stories – “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”

by Pat Finnegan

It is little wonder that “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” became one of the theme songs for The Salvation Army. The lyrics of this hymn, written by George Duffield in 1858, along with its driving melody composed by Adam Geibel almost 40 years later, encourages us to “Be alert, stand firm in the faith, […]

Devotional Illustrations – This Earthly Life

by Pat Finnegan

In the preface to his book, The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis describes our human existence on this earth to be in some ways whatever we make of it. He proposes that those who in the end are lost will, in retrospect, view their time on earth as hellish. Mr. Lewis offers conversely that to the […]