Memphis C. S. Lewis Society

Minutes of January 12, 2003 meeting

Brockwell Room – Memphis Theological Seminary

Present: Barry Anderson, Dennis Beets, Tom Boulden, Chris Cox,  Bill Cupo, Janet Cupo,  Harriett Ferrell, Charles Griffin, Don Johnson, Teresa Johnson,  Steve McCleskey, Hal Poe, Joy White, Owen White.

Dennis Beets opened the meeting with prayer.

The program was an audiotape of Clifford Morriss recollections of his experiences with C. S. Lewis.  Morris was Lewisdriver for many years.  Discussion followed.

The next meeting will be on February 9.  The topic will be the first two essays fromChristian Reflections, “Christianity and Literature” and “Christianity and Culture.”

–Submitted by Barry Anderson

 

Minutes of February 9, 2003 meeting

Brockwell Room – Memphis Theological Seminary

Present: Barry Anderson, Dennis Beets, Tom Boulden, Bill Cupo, Janet Cupo, Don Johnson, Teresa Johnson, Knick Knickerbocker, Sandie Knickerbocker, Ann Marty, Bill Marty, David Twombly, Joy White, Owen White
Dennis Beets opened the meeting with prayer.

Bill Marty announced “Christianity and the Academy Conference” at the University of Memphis on April 4, 2003. The theme will be “Christian Intellectual Life in the New Dark Age” and the keynote speaker will be Dr. Charles Turner.

The program was a discussion of two essays in Christian Reflections, “Christianity and Literature” and “Christianity and Culture.”

The next meeting will be on March 16. The topic will be two essays from Christian Reflections, “Religion: Reality or Substitute” and “On Ethics.”

–Submitted by Barry Anderson

 

Minutes of March 16, 2003 meeting

Brockwell Room – Memphis Theological Seminary

Present: Barry Anderson, Dennis Beets, Tom Boulden, Brian Carter, Bill Cupo, Janet Cupo, Patrick Gray, Don Johnson, Teresa Johnson, Knick Knickerbocker, Sandi Knickerbocker, Ann Marty, Bill Marty, Steve McClesky, Hal Poe, Joy White, Owen White

Dennis Beets opened the meeting with prayer.

Bill Marty announced “Christianity and the Academy Conference” at the University of Memphis on April 4, 2003. The theme will be “Christian Intellectual Life in the New Dark Age” and the keynote speaker will be Dr. Charles Turner.

The program was a discussion of an essay in Christian Reflections, “Religion: Reality or Substitute.”

The next meeting will be on April 13.  The topic will be essay “On Ethics” fromChristian Reflections.

Submitted by Barry Anderson

Minutes of April 13, 2003 meeting

Brockwell Room – Memphis Theological Seminary
Present: Barry Anderson, Dennis Beets, Tom Boulden, Bill Cupo, Janet Cupo, Alex Gray, Don Johnson, Don Johnson, Knick Knickerbocker, Ann Marty, Bill Marty.

Knick Knickerbocker opened the meeting with prayer.
Dennis Beets made a solicitation for written articles in order to renew publication ofThe Unicorn’s Horn.
The program was a discussion of an essay in Christian Reflections, “On Ethics.”
The next meeting will be on May 11.  The topic will be essays “De Futilitate” and “The Poison of Subjectivism” from Christian Reflections.
Submitted by Barry Anderson

 

Minutes of May 11, 2003 meeting

Brockwell Room – Memphis Theological Seminary

Present: Barry Anderson, Dennis Beets, Janet Cupo, Patrick Gray, Don Johnson, Knick Knickerbocker, Ann Marty, Bill Marty.
Dennis Beets opened the meeting with prayer.

The group was treated to a box of Turkish Delight, reminiscent of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

The program was a discussion of an essay in Christian Reflections, “De Futilitate.”

The next meeting will be on June 8.  The topic will be essays “The Poison of Subjectivism” and “Historicism” from Christian Reflections.

Submitted by Barry Anderson

 

Minutes of June 8, 2003 meeting

Brockwell Room – Memphis Theological Seminary

Present: Barry Anderson, Dennis Beets, Brian Carter, Tom Boulden, Bill Cupo, Janet Cupo, Alex Gray, Don Johnson, Ann Marty, Bill Marty.
Barry Anderson opened the meeting with prayer.

The program was a discussion of two essays in Christian Reflections, “The Poison of Subjectivism” and “Historicism.”

The next meeting will be on July 13.  The topic will be the essays “The Psalms” and “The Language of Religion” from Christian Reflections.

Submitted by Barry Anderson

 

Minutes of July 13, 2003 meeting

Brockwell Room – Memphis Theological Seminary

Present: Barry Anderson, Dennis Beets, Dustin Boulden, Tom Boulden, Bill Cupo, Janet Cupo, Alex Gray, Ann Marty, Bill Marty, David Twombly, Owen White.

Dennis Beets opened the meeting with prayer.

The program was a discussion of two essays in Christian Reflections, “The Psalms” and “The Language of Religion.”

The next meeting will be on August 10.  The topic will be the essays “Petitionary Prayer: A Problem Without an Answer” and “Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism” from Christian Reflections.

Submitted by Barry Anderson

 

Minutes of August 10, 2003 meeting

Brockwell Room – Memphis Theological Seminary

Present: Barry Anderson, Dennis Beets, Tom Boulden, Bill Cupo, Janet Cupo, Alex Gray, Patrick Gray, Don Johnson, David Twombly, Owen White.
Dennis Beets opened the meeting with prayer.

The program was a discussion of an essay in Christian Reflections, “Petitionary Prayer: A Problem Without an Answer.”

The next meeting will be on September 14.  The topic will be the essays “Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism” and “The Seeing Eye” from Christian Reflections.

Submitted by Barry Anderson

 

Minutes of September 14, 2003 meeting

Brockwell Room – Memphis Theological Seminary

Present: Barry Anderson, Dennis Beets, Tom Boulden, Bill Cupo, Janet Cupo, Patrick Gray, Don Johnson, Knick Knickerbocker, Sandie Knickerbocker, Ann Marty, Bill Marty, Owen White.

Dennis Beets opened the meeting with prayer.

The program was a discussion of two essays in Christian Reflections, “Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism” and “The Seeing Eye.”

The next meeting will be on October 12.  The program will be reviews of two recently published books about Lewis, C. S. Lewis at the BBC by Justin Phillips (presented by Tom Boulden) and Reading the Classics with C. S. Lewis by Thomas Martin (presented by Alex and Patrick Gray).

Submitted by Barry Anderson

 

Minutes of October 12, 2003 meeting

Brockwell Room – Memphis Theological Seminary

Present: Barry Anderson, Dennis Beets, Tom Boulden, Bill Cupo, Janet Cupo, Steve Edscorn, Alex Gray, Patrick Gray, Don Johnson, Knick Knickerbocker, Sandie Knickerbocker, Ann Marty, Bill Marty.

Dennis Beets opened the meeting with prayer.

Tom Boulden presented a beautiful bronze cast of a bust of C. S Lewis.  It is an exact replica of the original bust commissioned by the Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College, Illinois.  The group expressed its deep gratitude for the gift.

After discussions with the President and Librarian of Memphis Theological Seminary, the seminary has extended an offer to house the bust of Lewis in the MTS library.  The group agreed to accept the offer.

Barry Anderson proposed that the Society sponsor a collection and study center at MTS.  The collection and study center would seek to collect materials by and about C. S. Lewis, W. H. Lewis, Joy Davidman Lewis, Owen Barfield, J. R. R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G. K Chesterton, E. Nesbit, Charles Williams, and Dorothy L. Sayers.  The group agreed to the proposal.

Barry Anderson proposed that the Society seek to incorporate as a nonprofit corporation and become a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.  The group agreed to the proposal.

The program featured reviews of two recently published books about Lewis, C. S. Lewis at the BBC by Justin Phillips (presented by Tom Boulden) and Reading the Classics with C. S. Lewis by Thomas Martin (presented by Alex and Patrick Gray).

The next meeting will be on November 9.  The program will be beginning discussion of Out of the Silent Planet.

Submitted by Barry Anderson