C.S. Lewis Institute - Chicago Summer Lecture Series

Welcome to the C.S. Lewis Institute-Chicago Summer Lecture Series on C.S. Lewis held at The Moody Church in Chicago, Il. Each lecture is a stand-alone event so you may register for as many of the lectures as you like. The cost is $5 per person per lecture. Please see below for descriptions and links to registration.

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Dreaming Of Heaven, Living On Earth: C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce

Date: August 31, 2014 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Dr. Wayne Martindale, Emeritus Professor of English, Wheaton College
Description: Trace the theme of the afterlife throughout Lewis' classic work, The Great Divorce. Explore the notions that Heaven is utterly reality while Hell is nearly nothing; that Heaven is being the presence of God and enjoying all good things that flow from his character and creativity.

Past Events:

Bright Shadows: C.S. Lewis on the Imagination for Theology and Discipleship

Date:  Sunday, July 27, 2014 | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Featuring: Dr. Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Description: Disciples need imagination to stay awake to the reality of what is in Christ. Explore how to live as people with eyes of the heart enlightened and alert to the mystery in the mundane, to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Learn from Lewis how to live in the shadowlands yet "walk as children of light" (Eph. 5:8).

NOTE: this lecture was not recorded due to copyright concerns. This lecture was recorded at John Piper's Desiring God conference last year and you can access it by clicking here.

C.S. Lewis On A Life Of Prayer
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014 | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Marjorie Lamp Mead, Interim Director of the Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College
Description: Learn from Lewis' understanding of prayer as well as his thoughts on other aspects of the Christian life by discussing his book Letters to Malcolm. Marjorie Mead will help us explore Letters to Malcolm in which we are privileged to receive the mature fruits of Lewis' life of faith.


Temptation In The Life Of Disciple: C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
Date : August 17, 2014 | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Featuring: Dr. Jerry Root, Associate Director/Associate Professor of the Billy Graham Institute for Strategic Evangelism, Wheaton College
Description: Dr. Root will guide us through C.S. Lewis' important book The Screwtape Letters and expound on its themes and ideas, highlighting Lewis' use of imaginative literature communicated timeless truths and spiritual guidance.


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  • Different Ways to Pray
    Marjorie Lamp Mead wonderfully explains that there are many different and distinct ways to... Read more

  • Getting a Bigger View of Prayer
    Can we believe that God ever really modifies His action in response to our prayers? Read... Read more

  • Why Pray?
    'If God is omniscient, doesn't he know everything we need? And if he is both omnipotent an... Read more

  • The Secret to Praying
    Paul Miller explains that the secret to praying is becoming like a little child. Listen... Read more

  • The Prayer Life of C.S. Lewis - Part II
    James Houston continues his thoughtful look at the prayer life of C.S. Lewis. Listen... Read more