What do C S Lewis, Madeleine L’Engle and Desmond Tutu Have in Common?


In the past few years, it seems everything I’ve read has an Anglican connection.  From C.S.Lewis, famous apologist, author and professor, to Madeleine L’Engle, author of Newberry Award winning A Wrinkle in Time, to the endearing Father Tim character in Jan Karon’s Mitford series.

These authors mention The Book of Common Prayer, and Morning and Evening prayers regularly in their writings.  It made me curious.  Being raised in the Salvation Army (similar to Methodist doctrine), and then moving to a Pentacostal upbringing and now landing in what my pastor likes to call a Bapticostal church, the mysticicism of a “high church” order and liturgy has always intrigued me.  After all, what is the difference between reading the Apostle’s Creed and the Lord’s Prayer everyday and reading the Prayers That Avail Much?

I wondered what style of daily disciplines C S Lewis, George Whitefield and George Washington used to enhance their spiritual growth.  Thus began my journey.  A journey towards epiphany. A journey which I am now including you if you are interested.  Because my determined purpose is that I may know Him…

Our christmas tree

This was my very first post here, and though the methods may have changed, the quest is still the same. This year, I will be adding a new tradition to my celebration of advent. I will be going through the devotional that dear Ann has written. I will be doing this primarily alone, even though it is written as a family devotional..although I will be sharing weekly with my Neighborhood Bible Study. Won’t you join me? The devotional is free and available here.

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7 thoughts on “What do C S Lewis, Madeleine L’Engle and Desmond Tutu Have in Common?

  1. I too have been drawn to the mysticism of high church, and though my home congregation if far from those traditions, things like the Book of Common Prayer and following along the church calendar have gone a long way in connecting me to the fellowship of faith that exists far beyond my little circle.

    Thanks for linking up with the High Calling Advent writing project and letting us be part of your journey.

  2. I think you should post all the Advent stories you want! I love that this was your first post, KIm. And I love this journey you are on. Thank you for taking us with you.

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