Reversing Screwtape: Envy

3. Envy in Relationships Screwtape’s third letter concerns the dynamic of relating well in the family home, between a mother and her newly converted son.  Screwtape suggests to Wormwood that they “build up between you in that house a good settled habit of mutual annoyance; daily pinpricks,” and then offers four suggestions to do this:... Continue Reading →

Reversing Screwtape: Pride

2. Pride Screwtape attends now to the believer’s pride.  A pride that displays itself in naivete about oneself and contempt for the ordinary collection of people in the church. About oneself, Screwtape writes,  “He has not been anything like long enough with the Enemy (aka God) to have any real humility yet.  What he says,... Continue Reading →

Angel of Light Devilry

"The satanic element in human experience is not the instinctive animal instinct, greatly intensified, but it is evil with a numinous halo: not evil which repels, but evil which fascinates and allures by the magic of its attraction. We should therefore seek for traces of real devilry rather in the sphere of literature and art... Continue Reading →

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