Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
The Memphis C. S. Lewis Society was formed in 1996 and is dedicated to the study of the life and writings of Clive Staples Lewis (1898 – 1963).
The Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the Brockwell Room at Memphis Theological Seminary in the Midtown area of Memphis, Tennessee.
You are cordially invited to join us at the next meeting.
If you would like to join our mailing list and receive notifications about Society meetings and events, please join our website.
Meetings of the Memphis CS Lewis Society are relaxed and friendly. Meetings are “come as you are.” Education, gender, age, or church affiliation is not important. We gather from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with coffee and snacks. Prayer, announcements, and comments are followed by a program.
The programs vary throughout the year. We enjoy chapter-by-chapter discussions of Lewis’ book. It often takes several months to read and discuss a single volume. Going through a book together brings a deep appreciation of Lewis’ faith and genius.
We might enjoy a program consisting of one or more book reviews by society members. The books are generally newly published works about Lewis.
Another meeting might feature a paper by one of the members on a topic such as “The Poetic Style of CS Lewis” or “CSL and the Spiritual Art of Letter Writing” or “Lewis’ Favorite Beer.” Occasionally we will watch a video about Lewis or listen to an audio recording of or about Lewis.
Any one of a number of Lewis-related authors might be the topic of discussion at a meeting. These authors include Charles Williams, G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkein, Dorothy L. Sayers, Joy Davidman Lewis, W.H. Lewis, Owen Barfield, E. Nesbit, or George MacDonald.
The December meeting is always held at the home of Barry Anderson. An emphasis on fellowship, food, and drink is augmented by a “free-for-all” discussion of everyone’s favorite passage as well as a review of comments/questions from the website.
We hope you will join us for the next meeting of the Memphis CS Lewis Society.