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Blame Lewis is the blog of Chris Lovie-Tyler, a Kiwi Christian trying his hand at writing about.. faith.

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  • Blame Lewis is back (or it will be, once I get it set up on Wordpress)!
    on Jan 15, 2013 in blogging
    Sometimes you have to try something new before you realise the value of the old. Distilling Words was a reasonable idea, and could have worked, but having made a few changes to it, I've come full-circle and realised I want to be back here (for my pe...
  • I've moved to
    on Jul 18, 2012 in blogging
    Further to my last post, I'm now blogging exclusively at Distilling Words. My focus there is writing, creativity and purpose. Come on over, if that interests you. I'll leave this blog here, because there are lots of posts I think are worth reading.
  • New blog launched: Distilling Words!
    on Apr 16, 2012 in blogging
    Now you can see what it is I've been labouring on for the last five months: I'd appreciate your help to spread the word. Please leave a comment at the blog and share Facebook, Twitter etc. Thanks! Chris.
  • Behind the scenes
    on Apr 1, 2012 in blogging writing
    Yes, I'm still here! I haven't posted in a number of months because I've been devoting my time, almost exclusively, to creating a new blog for my fledgling freelance-writing business. It will be focused on writing and thoughtful living (...
  • Why I believe: A thoroughly unscientific approach
    on Nov 15, 2011 in science faith
    Richard Dawkins would say I’m deluded for believing in God, and there’s always the chance, of course, but I’m betting he’s wrong. I’m not going to argue creation versus evolution, per se; I just don’t have the (scientific) knowledge...
  • Homer said it right: Doh!
    on Oct 28, 2011
    Yes, I stuffed up. I accidentally changed the template in my blog and lost all of my careful tweaking. Doh! It will probably take me a few days to get it back to where it was, so bear with me. The comments will be back, too; they're all saved in Di...
  • One year on, and I still Blame Lewis!
    on Oct 13, 2011 in blogging
    Just a short post, as I'm detained with some freelance writing at the moment. One year's blogging is a modest accomplishment, but one worth celebrating, I think. The amount of posts I've written in that time is even more modest—39 (including this...
  • I'm writing, I promise!
    on Sep 23, 2011 in writing
    Where have I been for the last month? Well, writing, if you can believe it. And scrambling about on the jungle gym of life! I’ve been working on a slightly more informative ‘About’ page and four new posts, one of which is by far the longest I...
  • Start with what you've got
    on Aug 22, 2011 in faith
    From my notebook: It seems to me that if we only have a little bit of faith, that's where we have to start. As long we do something with it—a bit like in the parable of the talents (Mt 25:13–30).
  • Hello, world!
    on Aug 2, 2011 in blogging
    Looking at my stats today, I can see, since the blog started, I've had visits from people in South Africa, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, Latvia, Malaysia, Australia, Germany and India. Wow! It's amazing how the Internet shrinks...
  • Twittering away
    on Jul 31, 2011 in social media
    You may have noticed the addition of a Twitter 't' in my sidebar. Yes, I'm on Twitter now. If you want to follow/interact with me, my username is @blame_lewis (with an underscore in the middle). I'm encouraged and challenged already by some of...
  • Make Jesus famous
    on Jul 31, 2011 in the centrality of christ blogging
    I have to admit, my motives for blogging are not always pure; selfish ambition does creep in. But, I can honestly say that God has planted a pure desire in me, one that is slowly consuming every other desire: to know and make him known. Bor...
  • Featured blog: naturalchurch
    on Jul 26, 2011 in featured blogs
    From time to time I’m going to feature a blog I really like—one I think is truly worth reading. And naturalchurch is one of those. Tobie van der Westhuizen, the author of naturalchurch, is a long-time and passionate follower of Jesus. He’s a Bi...
  • A wrinkled face and a brand new heart
    on Jul 24, 2011 in lyrics
    Another of my favourite lines from a U2 song: "As you enter this life, I pray you depart, with a wrinkled face and brand new heart." You can read another one here (interestingly, also with a baby reference!).
  • Showing the love of Christ to others
    on Jul 20, 2011 in love
    Courtney of Faithful Bloggers asks the question, ‘what is one way you try to show the love of Christ to others?’ When I’m at a social event, I often feel the pull towards those others tend to ignore or avoid: the awkward, shy, unpopular, or ev...
  • Follow Blame Lewis by RSS feed or email
    on Jul 4, 2011 in blogging
    If you're new to Blame Lewis, or a regular visitor, why not subscribe to the RSS feed or sign up for email updates? It's the easiest way to receive posts; and you'll never miss one. Just click on the 'RSS feed' link at top of the sidebar, or enter y...
  • How to obey when the feelings aren't there
    on Jun 21, 2011 in joy obedience repentance
    I just read this excellent post, which is an excerpt from John Piper's book Desiring God. (I have the book, but I can't remember reading these particular words). It never occured to me that when we struggle to obey, we might first need to repent of...
  • Reasons to write
    on Jun 3, 2011 in writing
    Not everyone wants to start a blog or write a book and broadcast their words to the world—some would cringe at the thought!—but there are reasons to write even for no audience at all. Here are some: Discovery. Writing involves reflection, somet...
  • Never too lateIt’s probably because I’m approaching forty, but words like purpose, significance, calling and legacy are on my mind more and more these days. And judging by discussions I have with other people my age, they’re on their minds too. It’s start...
  • What I need most
    on May 24, 2011 in rest seeking god
    Often, what I need most is some time at the feet of Jesus and a good night's sleep.