My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it himself. He is the great iconoclast.

C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed, p. 76

Lewis here touches on a common theme is his writing, that of “images.” In this section, as in his university addressed titled “The Weight of Glory,” Lewis projects his ideas of reality upon us; the things in the world are representative of something else. All the beauty points somewhere else. Perhaps he would say too, that all the grief points somewhere else as well. For beauty that somewhere is God, for suffering is Lewis suggesting the same? 

Tim's authored four books, including the children's book Shine So Bright and the critically acclaimed Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society. He studied beauty in the works of C.S. Lewis for his PhD under Alister McGrath. When he's not scratching poetry, or chasing the scholar's craft, you can find him carving up the trails of the nearest national forest on his Salsa El Mariachi 29er.

He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three pixie-daughters, and two acres of Great Horned Owls.