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When C.S. Lewis gave his lectures which became the book The Abolition of Man, he sought to point to the logical inconsistencies and  dangers of a worldview that doesn’t hold to the idea of absolute truth. He did this in part by highlighting the natural law or moral law which is visible in all civilizations and written on the consciences of all human beings. In this series, Dr. Bryan Hollon takes us through each chapter of The Abolition of Man and helps us to understand Lewis’s argument while also providing key insights from the Bible.

God is always at work (John 5:17). He is redeeming lost people and restoring his fallen creation, and he invites us in Christ to join him in his work. As a follower of Jesus, you are on God’s redemption and restoration team. In order to respond to this call, you must step out of your ordinary world, over the threshold of your comfort zone, and enter his life-changing adventure. Those who respond to this call are transformed and equipped to bring gifts of His healing to their world.

In this audio series, Art Lindsley  shares more on “The Apologetics of C.S. Lewis: The Importance of Imagination.” Discover insights and helpful responses in this four part session with Art Lindsley.

This free 20-lecture series offers a Basic Apologetics Course for those who want to be better equipped to reach non-believers by giving honest answers to honest questions with gentleness and respect! This course, taught by Dr. Art Lindsley, is broken down into 4 sets of 5 lectures and comes with a link to a free PDF Study Guide that accompanies each set.

On June 8th, 1941 C.S. Lewis delivered a sermon in Oxford on “The Weight of Glory.” This weight shaped Lewis’s perspective of humanity and his own calling and place in the world. The vividness by which Lewis perceived the potential eternal destinies of every man and woman compelled him to direct a great part of his energies towards the saving of souls. Lewis sacrificed his own comfort and academic and professional advancement in order to help others know and experience God’s love in Jesus Christ.

Clive Staples Lewis, better known as “Jack” to his friends and family, made only a few trips outside of his homeland, Great Britain, and yet today he is known globally as one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. Through his timeless writings, he has touched and moved the lives of countless individuals in his time and beyond. In this brief introduction to his life and works you will uncover what inspired him, what drove him and what experiences shaped the life of this extraordinary writer, theologian and friend of God.

A Bible Study for Adolescents and Teens: Over the next eight weeks, you will explore together what it means to be a person of character. During this time, you will find out what God has to say about certain character traits and think about how you might build those traits into your own character. A “trait” is a feature of your personality that tells people about the person you are. As followers of Christ, we want to be like Jesus. We know that He consistently demonstrated strong moral character. But we also know that we cannot become like Jesus based on our own efforts. We must rely on the Holy Spirit to transform us into the image of Christ. Using God’s word, you can open your heart to His transforming influence in your life.

It is now almost fifty years since C.S. Lewis’s death. He thought that his influence would soon wane and his books go out of print. He was wrong. His books are all in print and his influence is global, far beyond the English-speaking world. He is known for many things but particularly for making a clear case for faith in Christ to nonbelievers and believers. Because of the Narnia films, many have become interested in Lewis and some are open to studying his ideas. This video series is meant to be the introduction for a small group study on C.S. Lewis’s arguments against unbelief and for faith. Above all, it should be remembered that C.S. Lewis would not want people to focus on him but on Jesus.

Earl Palmer is an American Presbyterian minister who has published over 20 books. Palmer has served on the boards of Princeton Theological Seminary, New College Berkeley, Whitworth University and Regent College. In this three-part audio series, Earl Palmer explores the life, thought, and works of C.S. Lewis, one of the most influential Christian writers of modern times.

In this six-part video series, Dr. Jerry Root addresses how C.S. Lewis shared his faith, and offers various applications that build on his ideas. He also shares how he has been able to share Christ with people by using some of Lewis’ concepts. Root explains that he is moved when he realizes that if listeners apply some of these concepts there will be people in heaven forever because of what they do.

Develop knowledge, tools, and practical skills to confidently articulate, defend, and share your faith as you rely on the power of the Holy Spirit. Featuring a digital study guide and select readings to help you grow.

Gerald McDermott, Professor of Religion at Roanoke College presents this series of talks and discussions that unpacks what many consider to be the best manual on discernment ever penned—Jonathan Edwards’ Religious Affections (1746). You will take away biblically and theologically sound insights that will deepen your own life with God and further equip you to mentor/disciple others.

Dr. Joel Woodruff’s book, Discipleship with C.S. Lewis:  A Guide to Mere Christianity has cracked the code on Mere Christianity (the classic book by C.S. Lewis) by leveraging the power of Scripture and the apologetics brilliance of C.S. Lewis to give believers and seekers alike a discipleship training manual for today’s world.

Heart and Mind Discipleship is a 10-week small group discipleship program for new believers or for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of faith in Christ and to focus on growing in Christ. This program was produced with support from various ministries and with input from pastors from a variety of denominations. Heart and Mind Discipleship is ideal for churches that are looking to start a discipleship program or for home groups who want to go to the next level after taking an Alpha Course or another introductory course.

Are you ready to go deeper in your faith, learn from gifted Bible teachers and find encouragement and strength to live a fruitful and meaningful life for God? Journey is a nine-month small-group Adventure designed to help thoughtful believers become better-grounded disciples of Jesus Christ who faithfully follow and actively serve Him. This learning and growth take place through study, small-group processing, fellowship, prayer, and obedient response.

Keeping The Faith is a unique study plus fellowship experience designed to equip parents, grandparents, and other caring adults for intentional discipleship of their children and teens. The Keeping The Faith: Equipping Families for Effective Discipleship guidebook leads participants through an eight- or nine- month series of readings, group discussions, and family activities, with an emphasis on a vibrant relationship with Jesus, fellowship with other believing families, prayer and Bible study, high-quality books, thoughtful discussion and practical application. The meeting agendas and activities are designed with lots of grace for busy people.

Lyle Dorsett, who has been the Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism at Beeson Divinity School since 2005, began studying the spiritual formation of C.S. Lewis because he wanted to understand how Lewis developed spiritually. From the time of his conversion he began to grow into the increasingly mature Christian who would have a positive impact on many people. Dorsett’s research involved numerous trips to Britain over seven years, scores of formal oral history interviews with people who knew Lewis, and studying Lewis’s books and many of his letters. As he worked on this topic, Dorsett found that his own spiritual disciplines and approach to growing in the faith were changed.

Letters to Malcolm does not so much comprise an instruction manual on prayer as a brilliant course on prayer appreciation. Just as art or music enrichment classes take you deeper so that you can enjoy and unlock the genre’s riches, so does Letters to Malcolm take you deeper into the mysteries of prayer. As a great poem helps you feel things about life or love that you might have overlooked or barely paid attention to, so Letters to Malcolm will engage you in reflections on the dynamics of prayer to which you may never have paid attention.

Dr. Robert Coleman has for many years been recognized as one of the world’s authorities on discipleship and evangelism. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Master Plan of Evangelism, about which Billy Graham said, “Few books have had as great an impact on the cause of world evangelization in our generation…”

Mere Christianity developed from a series of BBC radio talks delivered by C.S. Lewis during the Second World War. The book is a classic of Christian apologetics and one of the most important apologetics works of the 20th Century. There is an underlying theme to Mere Christianity that even the most careful reader can miss due to the many rich insights and profound wisdom that overflow its pages. In this study course, Dr. Christopher Mitchell, Former Director of the Marion Wade Center at Wheaton College, helps us dive deeper into Lewis’s work and shares insights and lessons from Mere Christianity.

C.S. Lewis is probably the most influential practitioner of Christian apologetics over the last one hundred years. The way he integrated faith, imagination, and reason is both compelling and highly relevant for our times. From his vision of Narnia to the theological underpinings of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, this seminar will help believers better understand, and effectively use the life and work of C.S. Lewis.

In this audio series, James M Houston, co-founder of the C.S. Lewis Institute and a founder of Regent College offers personal reflections on the life of C.S. Lewis.

Alister McGrath is the Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. He holds doctorates in molecular biophysics, theology, and intellectual history, and his research focuses on the relation of science and faith, and Christian theology and apologetics.  As an Oxford scholar he’s been deeply influenced by the life and writings of C.S. Lewis. In this audio series he shares profound reflections on C.S. Lewis and his writing. Discover inspiring insights in this two-part audio series with Dr. Alister McGrath.

The Screwtape Letters is a very important book for our times. In our secularized and materialistic society, even Christians have little awareness of the spiritual side of reality. C.S. Lewis’s classic work explores the nature of temptation and evil and resistance to them. First published in February 1942, the story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew, Wormwood, a junior tempter.

In these four lectures, Dr. Dorsett presents some new light on the major elements of Lewis’s spiritual formation with emphasis on how and why he changed over the years. Relying on hundreds of unpublished letters, nearly fifty oral history interviews, and untapped evidence from Lewis’s personal library, Dr. Dorsett shows how Lewis’s own spiritual transformation became the impetus behind his important role as a spiritual director to countless souls.

Tom Schwanda, Associate professor of Christian Formation and Ministry, provides this training that hopes to assist you to develop and further practice your skills and abilities to mentor others in their relationships. Whether you are experienced or simply curious about mentoring this seminar will offer helpful insights for you to use in your daily Christian life.

Discover how you can grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ and reach others in this two-part audio series with Dr. Greg Ogden.

Ufalme is a Swahili word which means Kingdom. In this ten-session guided experience, you’ll learn more about God’s kingdom while exploring the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus taught His disciples. Featuring Kenyan pastors and Bible teachers, original artwork, videos, discussion questions, and an interactive guidebook, this course is designed to help you know and grow in the love of the Heavenly Father and develop a vibrant prayer life.

On June 8th, 1941 C.S. Lewis delivered a sermon in Oxford on “The Weight of Glory.” This weight shaped Lewis’s perspective of humanity and his own calling and place in the world. The vividness by which Lewis perceived the potential eternal destinies of every man and woman compelled him to direct a great part of his energies towards the saving of souls. Lewis sacrificed his own comfort and academic and professional advancement in order to help others know and experience God’s love in Jesus Christ.

This small group apologetics resource is based on the C.S. Lewis Institute Women’s Apologetics Conference titled Conversations That Count, held at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Virginia, October 20–21, 2017. The plenary speakers were Christian apologists Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and Jana Harmon of the C.S. Lewis Institute Atlanta.

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