C.S. Lewis Lecture Offered At UTC On Tuesday

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Second Friend: Owen Barfield’s Influence on C.S. Lewis, will be presented by Ken Myers on Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. in the UTC University Center Auditorium. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Mr. Myers worked for nearly a decade as an editor for National Public Radio (NPR) and also attended seminary for his Master of Arts in Religion before he founded Mars Hill Audio. Mr. Myers has also written the book All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture (2nd ed., Crossway, 2012).  He is a regular contributor to Touchstone magazine.

The C.S. Lewis Lectureship series has been held annually in Chattanooga since 1983. Charles Hummel of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship established the series to preserve and disseminate the Christian and literary legacy of Mr. Lewis.  This event has brought in lecturers from across the country for 32 years.

Mr. Lewis, an Oxford graduate, spent his career communicating Christianity to the modern world. His writings, most notably Mere ChristianityThe Screwtape Letters, and The Chronicles of Narnia, include literary criticism, theology, science-fiction, poetry, and children’s literature.

The event is sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, UTC, and Covenant College.

For more information, visit http://www.lewisutclecture.com/.


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