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A Visit to the Wardrobe

Next week I am on my way to visit THE wardrobe. My first stop en route will be Indianapolis where I will be speaking to the Central Indiana C. S. Lewis Society about Lewis' relationship with Sister Penelope and The Community of St Mary the Virgin in Wantage, England. That event will take place on Monday, November 1, 7-9 pm, at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, 34th & Central in Indianapolis.

Then on Friday, November 5, at 3:30 pm, I will be giving a lecture at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, on the Spiritual Themes in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. That event will take place in the Phelps Room of the Beamer Student Center, lower level, south end. Wheaton College is located at 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, Illinois.
Finally, I will arrive at the wardrobe on Saturday, November 6, at 11:15 am. I will be offering a talk to children and youth, and most likely a reading from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, while sitting right next to the wardrobe in the museum of The Marion E. Wad…

Hidden Story of Narnia in California

It was a thoroughly delightful time this past Wednesday night, speaking to the Southern California C. S. Lewis Society about the spiritual themes in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and signing copies of my new book, The Hidden Story of Narnia.
Pictured above is me with Sonny Salsbury, the man who was my youth pastor during the days when I was growing up at La Jolla Presbyterian Church in La Jolla, California. This was the first time that Sonny and I were able to meet in over 25 years. What a great time!
Sonny is one of the biggest Narnia fans I know. He deepened my interest in C. S. Lewis and Narnia during my days in junior high and high school. Sonny opened the evening with the C. S. Lewis Society by singing his song Aslan is Near. For more information about Sonny and his ministry, click on this link: http://www.rembarecords.com/?page=shop/artist_detail&category_id=693e123f16bdba8ae5fb9508bcf6890d&artist_name=Sonny%20Salsbury
Special thanks to my hosts, Doug and Martha Beyer …

Hidden Story of Narnia in Arizona

I spent three wonderful days in Arizona, speaking about C. S. Lewis and signing copies of my newest book, The Hidden Story of Narnia.

On Sunday, October 17 I preached in two worship services at the First Presbyterian Church of Mesa. I really enjoyed both the traditional and contemporary services there. The people were most friendly and many stopped by my book table between services to chat and get their books signed.

On Monday, October 18, I spoke at Grand Canyon University. In addition to a number of students and faculty from the college, we had 50 high school students from the Community Church of Joy in attendance. These high school students asked some very good questions. I especially appreciated meeting and speaking briefly with some of the foreign exchange students in the group.
Then on Tuesday, October 19 I spoke to a group of about 75 people at Christ Presbyterian Church in Goodyear, Arizona. Wow, what a friendly and gracious group! Great enthusiasm, and again, fantastic quest…

Austin Texas

Last week I was in Austin, Texas where I gave the annual C. S. Lewis lecture at Concordia University (pictured above).

One of my hosts was Dr. Joel Heck, Professor of Theology at Concordia. Dr. Heck is the author of Irrigating Deserts: C. S. Lewis on Education. He has a C. S. Lewis related web site here: www.joelheck.com.

In the evening I spoke to The Friends of Fine Arts and Communication at Texas State University San Marcos. My presentation was preceded by wine and h'ors d'oeuvres pool-side at the beautiful home of one of my hosts.


I was introduced by Dr. Steven Beebe, Regents' and University Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Department of Communication Studies and Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Texas State. In addition to his duties at Texas State, Dr. Beebe teaches a course about C. S. Lewis and Communication at Oxford University.
My power point presentation for the evening was entitled: C. S. Lewis, Master Communicator. The presentat…