For many Christians, C.S. Lewis is the author of a favorite book—or even a favorite quote—that has given them insight and inspiration over the years.
But he has also filled volumes with rich insights into how Christians can navigate the challenges of a dark and confusing world. Is Christianity more true than other religions and beliefs? Is there really a hell? Why do even Christians feel an ache for something more? What is God’s plan for our lives?
Maybe it’s time we gave Lewis a closer look.
This course will draw from numerous Lewis writings to explore the foundations of Christianity, their value in the 21st century, and how to live as a people who see the Truth when no one else can.
The Colson Center is pleased to offer our next short course, “C. S. Lewis and the Christian Worldview.” It will take place on four consecutive Wednesday nights beginning February 6. The cost is just $49.
Buy a Season Pass and get unlimited access (live and archive) to all five 2019 short courses for $195 (a $49 savings!).
Four-Part Webinar Series
Every Wednesday Evening February 6-27, 8:30 pm ET
Featuring Dr. Louis Markos | Facilitated by Warren Cole Smith
Week 1: Lewis for Moderns. Are faith and reason at odds? This session will cover why Christianity has a place in the “secular” public square, but also why it offers insights secularism cannot see. Works covered include: Mere Christianity and The Abolition of Man
Week 2: Lewis for Postmoderns. Is one person’s belief system really as good or as true as another? This session will discuss Christianity in an age of relativism, the longing we all feel for something more, and where it leads. Works covered include: The Silver Chair, Surprised by Joy, Reflections on the Psalms.
Week 3: Lewis on Hell. Why would a good God let people go to hell? This session will cover free will, the question of evil, and the nature of God’s love. Works covered include: The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce.
Week 4: Lewis on Heaven. What is heaven? And what implications does the answer have for how we live in this world? This session will cover God’s plan for us, now and for eternity. Works covered include: Miracles, The Last Battle, Perelandra.
Not able to attend the live webinar programs or want to listen to the program again? For your convenience we will also provide links to recordings of the live webinar programs in follow-up emails sent within 24-48 hours following the live webinar programs.
Dr. Louis Markos is Professor in English at Houston Baptist University, where he also holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He earned his B.A. in English and History from Colgate University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. Professor Markos specializes in British romantic poetry, literary theory, and the classics and teaches courses in all three of these areas, as well as in Victorian poetry and prose, 17th-century poetry and prose, mythology, epic, and film. He received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the University of Michigan and was named the Opal Goolsby Teacher of the Year at Houston Baptist. Dr. Markos has published several articles and is the author of How C. S. Lewis Can Train Us to Wrestle With The Modern and Postmodern World.
Warren Cole Smith is growing the Colson Center’s reach and impact by creating partnerships with key Christian leaders and strategic Christian organizations around the country. Warren previously served as Vice President of WORLD News Group, publisher of WORLD Magazine and has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, marketing professional, and entrepreneur. Before launching a career in Christian journalism 20 years ago, Smith spent more than seven years as the Marketing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers. As a journalist, Smith has written thousands of articles on a wide range of topics. He wrote nearly 1000 articles for WORLD Magazine during his tenure there, including cover stories and major features. He has also written for Alaska Magazine, The Charlotte Observer, The Savannah Morning News, Sports Afield, Patheos, and The Stream, among many other publications. Smith is also the author, co-author, or editor of more than 10 books. With Dr. Marvin Olasky, he co-wrote Prodigal Press: Confronting The Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media. His most recent book is a collaboration with Colson Center President John Stonestreet: Restoring All Things: God’s Audacious Plan To Change The World Through Everyday People. Warren hosts the radio program and podcast “Listening In,” an interview program heard by thousands of people each week. He speaks often at churches, conferences, and other Christian and political events. These speeches have included presentations to the Gospel Music Association, the Conservative Political Action Committee, The Heritage Foundation, National Conference on Christian Apologetics, New Canaan Society, Summit Ministries, The World Congress of Families, and the Evangelical Press Association, in addition to hundreds of speeches at local and regional events. He has appeared on C-Span’s BookTV, Fox News, CBS News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR, among other national and international media outlets.