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Freedom from the Tyranny of Novelty

February 3, 2010

John Piper on C.S. Lewis’s ever-relevant indifference to relevance:

He loved the wisdom of the ages, not the whimsy of the passing present. He called himself a Neanderthaler and a dinosaur. He didn’t read newspapers. He never wore a watch. He never learned to type. He did not own or drive a car. He cared nothing about cutting a good appearance and wore the same old clothes until they were threadbare. He was incredibly free from the addicting powers of the present moment.

(HT: Between Two Worlds)

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