Friday, July 25, 2008
I finally made good on my promise to Zach Kincaid of The Matthew's House Project that I would turn in an article to HarperCollins' C. S. Lewis blog. Hurrah! "Good News For Toy Soldiers" is currently featured on HC's official Lewis site; and can be read in full here. They have very kindly included me on the list of C. S. Lewis "scholars" who are contributing to the blog, including a link to my bio--and from there, a link to my website. Not a bad gig, actually. Nothing like being called a scholar before you've completed your graduate degree...
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I'm not sure why the "soul" in SOULfeast is capitalized, nor why feast is italicized, nor why it's all one word, but I DO know that I'm headed there in a week. SOULfeast is the General Board of Discipleship's annual spiritual formation retreat at Lake Junaluska, NC, in the western mountains. It's an Upper Room bash, actually, and I'm really looking forward to it. If you happen to be going, be sure to look me up. I'll be leading an ongoing morning workshop on "The God-Hungry Imagination," and a one-time afternoon workshop on C. S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien. I've even gotten all tech-savvy for the occasion, complete with power-point slideshow and video clip (nuh-uh, you say; and I say, chyeah). But never fear: I'll still bring a single candle and my copy of "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" in the spirit of media minimalism.