Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Michael Ward Visit

The Rev. Dr. Michael Ward, author of Planet Narnia, visited us in early April. His insights into The Chronicles of Narnia are amazing. We had a very good time together. Below are the main events which were held.

Dr. Michael Ward talking to students at Covenant College. From left to right, flanking Dr. Ward, are Aaron Messner, College Chaplain, Dr. Debbie Higgins of Southern Adventist University, and Dr. Pat Ralston of Covenant.

Wednesday, 9 April - Dr. Ward arrived in the area and spoke at Southern Adventist University. We had an overflow crowd - 200+ - at the auditorium - it was great! Lots of conversation and book signing afterward - sold out! By the way - Michael's book is in its third printing already!
Thursday, 10 April - Dr. Ward was at Covenant College today: Michael gave an interesting lecture on medieval cosmology in a class and then an inspiring message in the chapel.
Friday, 11 April - At Rock Point Books. Book signing began around 6:00 P.M. At 7:00 P.M., Dr. Ward gave his Planet Narnia presentation. After 8:15 P.M. or so, he signed more books. There were about 78 people in attendance! Great turn out - great meeting!

Dr. Ward signing books at our meeting of the Society, Rock Point Books.

Sunday, 13 April - 10:00 A.M., Michael preached in the morning service at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Blue Ridge, GA. At 6:00 P.M., Michael preached at St. George's Anglican Church.

For more information on Michael, his book, and his tour of the U.S., visit .

Monday, March 24, 2008

Books & Culture Review of Planet Narnia

Go here to read it.

Lewis Talk: Fairy Tales: Worlds of Imagination in the Writings of Tolkien and Lewis

Rev. Beckmann reads his Past Watchful Dragons paper.

Tues. 25 Mar.: It looks like Podomatic is having trouble keeping our podcast banner online. We'll see what can be done to fix this. In the meantime, you can go here for our Podomatic podcasts. Our podcast is also available via I-Tunes, if you want to use that.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Robinson Review of Planet Narnia

Bruce Edwards has this week posted a review of Michael Ward's Planet Narnia. Give it a read.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Our March '08 Meeting

Autumn flora in the front of the Kilns.

With about 20 people in attendance, Dr. Debbie Higgins, English professor at Southern Adventist University, gave us some peeks into her dissertation on Anglo/Saxon mead hall culture and a series of slides on the Kilns and her experiences in Oxford. Her dissertation is a feast for Tolkien fans and we hope she will be able to get it published. Many thanks to Michael Ake of McCallie School for help with the PowerPoint presentation.
Sadly, the CD recorder didn't work - again! So I will not have a recording of the meeting on our podcast. In its stead, I'll soon provide a recording of my presentation at the Past Watchful Dragons conference at Beaumont University a couple of years back.
Everything seems set for our April meeting with Michael Ward. Hope to see you there!