A Letter to My Brother-in-Law

‘Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you,’ promises our Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.

The Man, the Myth and the Legend—Looking like a 1960s British rock star!
Like atheist Bertrand Russell, Lewis came to believe in the meaninglessness of life and that we need to build our lives based on ‘unyielding despair.’ One of his prep school friends says Lewis was a ‘riotously amusing atheist.’
Aslan is called the King of the Wood, the son of the Emperor and Over-the-Sea. He offers his life to save Edmund, the traitor. Aslan is mocked, beaten, and killed, only to rise again.
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, ‘If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.’ But He answered and said, ‘It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ Matthew 4:1–4
In Revelation 21, John sees a new heaven and new earth, a magnificent Holy City, where God dwells among His people and promises to wipe every tear. There will be no more death, mourning, crying, or pain. John then sees Jesus seated on the throne, declaring, ‘Behold I make all things new.’ This new heaven and earth are what we all long for.
Saint Augustine was born in northern Africa in 354, and despite being raised by a devoted Christian mother, he grew to be an atheist. A the moment of his conversion, he was in a garden and heard a child chanting, “Take up and read!” Feeling a divine nudge, he randomly opened the bible and read the first passage he found. ‘No further would I read, nor needed, for instantly at the end of the sentence, by a light as if it were of serenity infused into my heart, all the darkness of doubt vanished away.’ he said.
“So he called a little child to him whom he set among them. Then he said, ‘In truth, I tell you unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven. ‘Anyone who welcomes one little child like this in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18: 2–3, 5
Two faces fascinated Rem­brandt van Rijn (1606–1669) over the course of his long and singular career — his own face and the face of Jesus. Rem­brandt’s visual meditations on the face of Jesus reflect momentous changes not only in his faith—in its own way, his Confessions—but also in how people of his time envisioned Jesus.

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Silicon Valley OG. Founder and Editor of Cryptonite. Previously Founder of Red Herring, AlwaysOn, Churchill Club, SVB Tech Group

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Anthony Perkins

Silicon Valley OG. Founder and Editor of Cryptonite. Previously Founder of Red Herring, AlwaysOn, Churchill Club, SVB Tech Group