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!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Our Survey Results

Over the last few weeks, I conducted an e-mail survey of both those who are on our regular Society list and those who are on the list of attendees at our Meeting House sessions since the summer.  There were 22 responses - not very good, I'm afraid, but here are the results:

Question 1: What 2 books would you like to discuss?
Response: the top books were these, beginning with the most requested:
God in the Dock
The Abolition of Man
and coming in at a close third: Mere Christianity

Question 2: What areas would you like discussed?
59% - Christian living
50% - Christian apologetics
Third place was tied with three categories (each receiving 45% of the responses):
  • Anything Inklings related
  • Books Lewis liked to read
  • Christian Theology and Philosophy
Question 3: What day of the week do you prefer to meet?
Response: Hands down, Tuesday or Thursday, Thursday being preferred just a little bit more than Tuesday.

Question 4: Do you have any particular questions you want to discuss?
40% - God's existence
40% - What makes a book a good book?
35% - Anything about Narnia
15% - Other

Question 5: A particular problem for which you'd like if Lewis addressed?
Most people said no.  Of those who did have a question, there were 7 different responses, though 2 were interested in politics - aren't we all!  :-)

Voila!  So, where do we go from here?  Well, with Christmas on the horizon, I'm thinking we may have something Narnia related early December.  Let me get back with you after talking with the folks at The Meeting House.  Feel free to comment, and let me know what you think - especially if you missed the survey!  Ha!