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C.S. Lewis for Our Troubled World

The creator of Narnia and author of dozens of Christian books, C. S. Lewis, may have much to say to us in today's world that faces troubles in many directions. Lewis gave up belief in God when his mother died when he was only 10 years old. He came back to God after much suffering, serving and being wounded  in WWI and later experiencing  the devastating bombings of England by the Nazis in WWII. Lewis’s writings are filled with hope without ignoring the realities of life’s difficulties. His own story of coming to faith shed light on how the Christian message offers great help for this life and confidence in the next.

In this interactive session, Dr. Randy Newman highlights four lessons from C.S. Lewis for our current times.

“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.” (Mere Christianity)

Randy Newman

Randy Newman is the Senior Fellow for Apologetics and Evangelism at the C.S. Lewis Institute. He has taught at several evangelical seminaries. After serving for over 30 years with Campus Crusade for Christ, he established Connection Points, a ministry to help Christians engage people’s hearts the way Jesus did. He has written six books, Questioning EvangelismCorner ConversationsBringing the Gospel HomeEngaging with Jewish People, Unlikely Converts: Improbable Stories of Faith and What They Teach Us About Evangelism and his most recent, Mere Evangelism. Randy has also written numerous articles about evangelism and other ways our lives intertwine with God’s creation. He earned his MDiv and PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity International University.

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