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 →

How Tyrannies Come In

Rev Dr William Philip has written a great piece in Evangelicals Now about the rise of the veneration of the scientist in our day as that which uses elected figures as puppets and assumes themselves to be the source of all guidance and authority in all matters of public and private life. I have written... Continue Reading →


Two farmers were leaning against a fence staring intensely at the horizon of a field where you could just make out the sheep, and there seemed to be a problem, but they couldn't quite see it, so one famer said to the other, "I'm going to go over there and 'ave a proper ganda!" A... Continue Reading →

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