Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This Year's UTC C. S. Lewis Lecture in Early March

We are coming up again on that time of the year when we get to enjoy the annual UTC C. S. Lewis lecture. This year's speaker is Ralph C. Wood, University Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. His topic (you gotta love it!): "Rum, Romanism, and the Sacramental Imagination: G. K. Chesterton as Defender of the Faith." Chesterton was a huge favourite of Lewis, his book, The Everlasting Man, being key to bringing Lewis to the Faith.

The lecture will be held on the 8th of March, again at the Benwood Auditorium in the Engineering Building on the UTC campus. Admission is free. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Image: Dr. Wood

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Meeting this Friday

Our meeting for this month will be Friday, 27 Jan. at 7:00 p.m. We'll discuss the first chapter of Lewis' book The Weight of Glory. We'll meet in the craft room across from the Camp House on Williams Street, Southside. Catch a cup of coffee at the bistro and join us!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Men's group reload this Friday

Friday the 13th, 6:00 p.m. at the Honest Pint. We'll put some tables together on the upstairs landing, so come on up. Discussing the first chapter of God in the Dock. Bring a friend.

Please NOTE! I sent out an e-mail reminder about this meeting and included a comment that our monthly meeting at the Camp House was confirmed. I put the wrong date! The monthly Camp House meeting is the Friday the 27th, not the 21st. Sorry!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Plans - Current Status

This just posted to our e-mail list and Facebook page:

Greetings, C. S. Lewis fans:

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas. 2012 is going to be a great year for our local Society. We are especially looking forward to hearing Dr. Wood speak about Lewis and G. K. Chesterton at the annual UTC lecture in March. I'll be sure you have the details when they are available.

As for our regular monthly meetings, we will work our way through Lewis' book The Weight of Glory. The first of these meetings should be on Friday, 27 Jan, at the Camp House, but I'm waiting for them to get back with me to confirm. Be sure to read the first chapter, with the same title as the book, in time for our meeting.

In addition to our monthly meetings, there has been some advocacy for us to renew our men's meetings, which we had years ago. I will have a trial run on this. I'll be at the Honest Pint pub on Friday, 13 Jan., around 6:00 p.m. ready to discuss the first essay of Lewis' book God in the Dock, entitled "Evil and God." I'm thinking that I and those who come will be there for a couple of hours, so late is OK. If you'd like to come to a men's discussion, but cannot make this one, be sure to let me know. The time and place for future meetings is certainly on the table for discussion.

With the first installment of Peter Jackson's new movie, The Hobbit, due for release 14 Dec., we need to have a meeting in the autumn dedicated to Lewis and Tolkien. I'll be working on this and will keep you in touch.

Important details:
The Weight of Glory, ISBN-13: 978-0060653200
God in the Dock, ISBN-13: 978-0802808684
The Camp House:
The Honest Pint:

A big thank you to the few, that happy few, who have helped make our plans. Wishing you all a blessed new year, I remain,

Your servant,

David Beckmann