Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis
Posted on 24. Mar, 2011 by Tim Stoner.
Recently, a thoughtful young man asked a question that jarred me. This was how the question was posed: “What’s so special about the moment of death that it suddenly cuts off the availability of God’s grace?” I had no good anwer until I happened to read through the story of the encounter between Jesus and a demonized Jewish synagogue attendee. What he screams at Jesus wipes off any ironic, postmodern smirk and reveals a lot about the irrevocable line between life and death.
Posted on 17. Aug, 2009 by Tim Stoner.
Postmodernity, the period in which we are living, has been aptly described as “the story of how the world lost its story”. There are no longer any Big Stories, all that is left are disconnected, formless fragments, incapable of disclosing truth. Meaning has vanished leaving behind the detritus of empty, hollowed out narratives and unbearably weightless, disoriented people. This is a perfect opportunity for storytellers who believe in the Biblical Epic–the Greatest Story Ever Told–that makes sense of every other story.