Lent with CS Lewis

Lent with CS Lewis: the Thursday morning series

Please do follow along with the planned midweek Lent services.

Here is the concluding sermon for Maundy Thursday but we also have an extra reflection for 11th April:  With C S Lewis on Holy Saturday - ‘A Story for the Day in Between’

If you missed earlier sessions here they are:

The Mapmakers Providers of the necessary charts and information for the Christian journey. 

Of all the Books... As a Professor of Literature, widely read in the Classics and European languages, where did the Bible find its place? 

The Screwtape Letters Low cunning from Screwtape, an old devil, to his nephew Wormwood, an apprentice devil, on how to sabotage attempts to lead a Christian life. 

And here is an introduction from Ivan Bailey:

The People’s Scholar

Born in Belfast, Clive Staples Lewis survived the First World War trenches to go on to Oxford. Three First Class Honours Degrees saw him invited to become a Fellow of Magdalen, one of the university’s most prestigious colleges. A convinced atheist and scornful of religion he eventually came to see that the world his scholarship revealed could only be explained by the existence of God and he converted to Christianity.

Lewis began to share his faith. This earned him a national reputation when he was invited to give a series of wartime broadcasts in 1942. Speaking simply as a layman and in a manner all could understand he showed belief in God made sense. These talks, based on what was common to all denominations, were published as Mere Christianity, a classic still widely read and available today. Also at this time came The Screwtape Letters, an ingenious and humorous exposure of the Devil’s artful tricks. A particular hit in North America, his reputation now went worldwide. Other popular works followed.

When Lewis announced that he was going to write a book for children his friends were sceptical. Not only was he a middle-aged bachelor with no children, but he had little contact with them. What followed was The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. When young Lucy walked through a wardrobe and found herself in the middle of a wood at night-time, in a strange land, with snow falling and talking to a faun with an umbrella, the seven Chronicles of Narnia had begun. The books sold in millions and were adapted for the stage and every kind of media outlet. While children and others have simply revelled in their enchantment, underlying it all, Lewis was using the imagination to explore great Christian themes and issues concerning this world and the next.

Why not follow his lead at our Lenten Services?



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