Saturday, August 19, 2017

Our August, 2017 Meeting

We are pleased to welcome Marsh Moyle of L'Abri, Greatham, England, as our next speaker for our Summers @ The Meeting House lecture series.  From the L'Abri website:

Marsh [and his wife] work with CityGate and worked for 35 years in that part of the world once known as 'Eastern Bloc". Their considerable experience brings together a commitment to ideas and hospitality. They are now based in Greatham village and have a study at the Manor House where they are an active part of the community.

The topic for our meeting is "Understanding the Times - Making Sense of our Place in the Decline of the West."  Our format will be conversational, and there will be plenty to talk about!  

We will meet this coming Thursday, 24 August, at The Meeting House, 3912 Dayton Blvd.  There is parking behind the building.  We begin at 7:00 p.m. and the coffee shop will be open.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Our Meeting this July

We welcome Dr. Bryan Hampton to our July meeting of the C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga. Dr. Hampton is the Kennedy Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of English, at UTC.
His topic: "Breath, Song, and Self Will: Lewis & Tolkien on Creation and Temptation".

C. S. Lewis’s and J. R. R. Tolkien’s impulses to create the beautiful and fragile mythic worlds of Narnia and Middle-earth were shaped in part by the brutal destruction and devastation of the Great War. This lecture discusses how The Magician’s Nephew and The Silmarillion both depict the first moments of creation by the Lion Aslan and the God Il├║vatar, respectively, through the metaphor of music, and render protagonists who grapple with villains that disrupt the song of creation and seek to recreate the world in their own image.

The lecture will be held at The Meeting House, 3912 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415, Thursday, July 27.  We hope you can attend. The lecture and Q&A will be 7:00-8:00 p.m.; the coffee shop will be open until 9:00. $5 at the door. It's going to be good! :-)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June Meeting - Dr. Crystal Hurd

We are happy to welcome Dr. Crystal Hurd to our first meeting of the C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga this summer. Her topic will be: "Dear Papy": The Enduring Influence of Albert Lewis on his son, C. S. Lewis. Dr. Hurd has quickly become a "go to" person for understanding Lewis' father, Albert. Her insights are very interesting indeed. Dr. Hurd is from Bristol, VA. She is a teacher and Reviews Editor for the journal, "Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal." Her blog:

The date: Thursday, 22 June.
Time: Our meeting officially lasts from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Place: The Meeting House, 3912 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415, and the coffee shop will be open until 9:00 p.m. There is plenty of parking behind the building.

For our Facebook event page, you can click here.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Joe Johnston Q&A about The Silver Chair!

Joe Johnston spends 16 minutes on You Tube answering questions about the upcoming The Silver Chair movie!  See it here.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Annual Univ. of Tenn. @ Chatta. C. S. Lewis Lecture

Be sure to go to the website of the UTC Annual C. S. Lewis lecture for information about this year's lecture - next month!!

Larry Arnn Interview: That Hideous Strength

Hey, Folks: Listen to a 4 part interview of Larry Arnn by Hugh Hewitt about Lewis' book That Hideous Strength - go to this link, and scroll down until you find the 4 broadcasts - in reverse order Enjoy!

Monday, November 21, 2016

You are invited to our Christmas party!

The C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga and The Meeting House in Red Bank invite you to our "White-Witch-Defying Christmas Party," Tuesday evening, 13 December, at 7:00 p.m.

While we are still planning fun things to do, some of the activities we are discussing are:
1. A brief talk on why Narnia celebrates Christmas in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
2. A dramatic reading of the Christmas party in the story. We may also have an excerpt from the Disney movie.
3. A flaming snap-dragon!
4. Food and drink - of course - of the Christmas variety. We will probably request people to help out with this.
5. Crackers! (the popping-kind!)
6. Should we do white elephant gifts?
7. etc. We expect the coffee shop to be open.
8. Narnia-related costumes are welcome!

The Facebook event page is here!

The Meeting House is located at 3912 Dayton Blvd. in Red Bank. We plan to meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. $5 at the door. If you are a Narnia fan, you are invited!