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CS Lewis Lectures

Here is a list of all six of our CS Lewis Lectures delivered this Fall by Rev Brad Mercer.

  1. The Life and Work of CS Lewis
  2. The Weight of Glory
  3. Learning in Wartime
  4. The Chronicles of Narnia
  5. The Four Loves
  6. Suffering (The Problem of Pain and A Grief Observed)
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Written by Joe Holland

October 22, 2008 at 10:17 am

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CS Lewis Lectures 5 and 6

Its time to catch up on posting the links to the last two CS Lewis lectures held at our church this Fall.  Brad did a great job on the whole series.  My only frustration with the lectures was that we didn’t have more time to explore Lewis’s works.  If you have any affinity to CS Lewis I heartily recommend all six lectures.

Here are the last two of the series.

Lecture 5 – The Four Loves

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Lecture 6 – Suffering (The Problem of Pain and A Grief Observed)

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Written by Joe Holland

October 22, 2008 at 9:56 am

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CS Lewis Lecture 4

Brad gave his fourth lecture last night on the works of CS Lewis.  He had planned to go over The Screwtape Letters but decided to call up The Chronicles of Narnia from the bullpen.  I have to say that I was highly impressed with the material he presented.  Of all of CS Lewis’s works I am most familiar with Narnia.  But as this series progresses, Brad is showing me that there is so much more depth to Lewis’s works than I had thought.

The two most interesting questions that Brad tackled in this lecture were:

  1. Why would a famous 50 year old scholar and professor begin writing children’s fairy tales?
  2. Why are there seven books in the Narnia series and what does that have to do with the themes of each?  (hint: it apparently has to do with Medieval Cosmology)

Listen and learn.

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Written by Joe Holland

September 26, 2008 at 2:30 pm

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CS Lewis Lecture 3

Brad did another fantastic job last Thursday night.  He focuses each lecture on a different selection from Lewis’s works.  This past lecture focused in on “Learning in War Time” which is a lecture included in The Weight of Glory.  Brad pointed out that we often miss that Lewis’s life and works were drastically affected by two world wars.

Listen and learn.

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Written by Joe Holland

September 22, 2008 at 2:29 pm

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CS Lewis Lecture 2

Brad did a great job last night lecturing on CS Lewis’s work, The Weight of Glory.  I’m really enjoying this series.

Brad split his lecture up into two parts examining the prevailing themes of The Weight of Glory: joy and heaven.

CS Lewis Lecture 2

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Written by Joe Holland

September 12, 2008 at 2:09 pm