C.S. Lewis Symposium
C.S. Lewis Symposium
Pacifica Christian High School invites you to register for our free TGC C.S. Lewis Symposium. The conversation continues as this year’s symposium returns world-renowned C. S. Lewis scholars who will lead attendees through an engaging exploration of the insights and wisdom of C.S. Lewis.
March 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Grace Fellowship Church
3170 Red Hill Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Registration is required to attend the TGC C.S. Lewis Symposium. Click here to register online today.
Our TGC program of dynamic lecturers, challenging question-and-answer sessions, and social gatherings will provide great fun and challenging conversations for participants. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join with others in our community in conversations that will transform the way we live, study, work, and engage the world.
TGC Lewis Event Speakers
Michael Ward is a Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, Texas. Described by N.T. Wright as “the foremost living Lewis scholar” (Times Literary Supplement, 2009), Ward is the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press, 2010). On the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s death, Dr Ward unveiled a permanent national memorial to him in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey, London.
Andrew Cuneo graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in English and then traveled to England to complete an M.Phil. in English Renaissance Literature at the University of Oxford. Before completing graduate studies, he assisted Walter Hooper with research on the unpublished letters of C. S. Lewis, a subject which then became the focus of his doctorate at Oxford. The University awarded him his D.Phil. in English in 2001, making him the first Oxford scholar ever to receive a doctoral degree on C. S. Lewis. Andrew was a former Professor of English and C. S. Lewis Scholar at Hillsdale College and St. Katherine’s College.
A third TGC speaker will be announced shortly.
TGC is designed to allow our students and our community to participate in a dialogue that will transform the way we live, study, work, and engage the world—or, stated another way: how we think and live well. TGC taps into the great conversations, debates, and issues of our time—and throughout history.
TGC involves online postings and videos, guest lecturers in Pacifica classrooms, public symposia on topics of interest, salon-style events with Pacifica faculty members, and major community speaking events. TGC speakers include Pacifica educators, visiting professors, marketplace and non-profit professionals, public officials, and church leaders.
Ultimately, through TGC, we learn that all parts of life matter to God, including entering into a good conversation with our neighbors—whether or not we always agree. It is with this understanding that we encourage our community to pursue lifelong learning, relationships, and careers. And we encourage our students in the training of their minds, the engaging of their world, and their faithfully leading wherever they are called.