C. S. Lewis Festival
Surprised by Lewis: Why C. S Lewis is Still Relevant Today!
Registration and tickets are required for the C.S. Lewis Festival. Tickets can be purchased as follows:
- Friday, March 22 only – $15.00
- Saturday, March 23 only – $30.00
- Both days – $40.00
Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the Church office.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Washington at a discounted rate for this event. Click Here for more information. “Group Name: St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, Group Code: STC
Some scholarships are available for people unable to pay the full registration amount. Contact Anita Burke at 215-233-3970 x121 to request a scholarship.
Friday, March 22, 2019
7:00 p.m. Dessert with The Downings
Enjoy a selection of delicious British desserts and meet many of our distinguished guests and gather for delicious British desserts prior to a live presentation of a two-person play The Sound and Savor of Words: Letters by and Between C. S. Lewis and Dorothy Sayers.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. British tea, scones, and coffee in MacColl Auditorium
9:45 a.m. Dr. David Theroux – C. S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism
11:00 a.m. Casual Breakout Conversations with Our Guests and Box Lunch. Attendees can choose between the following discussion groups:
- Steve Boyer – Hierarchy in Lewis
- Brian Burke – Friendship
- Jim Como – The Geniuses of C. S. Lewis
- Tricia Lyons – The Narnia Series
- David & Crystal Downing – Practicing the Presence of God
- Stew Goetz – The Meaning of Life and Death to Self
- Lex McMillan – The Man Behind Shadowlands
- David Theroux – Why Should C. S. Lewis Live On?
1:00 p.m. Keynote Address – Dr. Michael Ward – The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God: C. S. Lewis, Narnia, and the Planets
2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion – Moderated by Dr. Michael Ward – What does Lewis have to offer the church and the world today?
5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong in the Oxford Tradition – Church
6:00 p.m. Sherry Reception – MacColl Auditorium
Sunday, March 24, 2019
10am Worship Service in the church
11:15am Sunday Faith Forum where we will again welcome Michael Ward as he speaks on Lewis’ perspective of pain and suffering.