C. S. Lewis Symposium - Program

November 23, 2013 - St. Columba Chapel

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8:30 am Registration – St Columba Chapel
9:00 am Welcome and prayer 

9:15 am

"The space between: observations from the threshold"
-- Wayne Smith (United Church, Moncton, NB)

9:45 am “C.S. Lewis, Conversion, Transformation and Maturation: An Engaging and Inspiring Model for the Education of the Contemporary Everyday Christian Disciple”
-- Carol Kuzmochka (Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON)
10:15 am "Two Paths to Joy: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien on Joy and Eucatastrophe"
-- Allen Robertson (AST)
10:45 am Refreshment break
11:00 am “ ‘The Woman with the Absurd Hat & the Man with the Squeaky Boots’ : C.S. Lewis Goes to Church”
-- Paul Friesen (AST and St. Paul’s Anglican, Halifax)
11:30 am “Apologist Transposed: Lewis as Preacher”
-- Laurence DeWolfe (AST)
12:00 noon “Psychophantasy Worlds of C.S. Lewis”
-- Carol Lavallee (AST)
12:30 pm Lunch (AST dining room)
1:30 pm Chapel service
2:00 pm “A 'Short' Theology of Narnia: The Deep and Deeper Magic”
-- David J. Hawkesworth (First Elgin Baptist Church, Elgin, NB)
2:30 pm “ ‘Die Before You Die’: St. Paul’s Cruciformity in C.S. Lewis’ Narrative Spirituality”
-- Brenton Dickieson (University of Prince Edward Island)
3:00 pm "Red Tights and Red Tape: Satirical Misreadings of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters"
-- David Purdy (King’s College, Halifax)
3:30 pm Refreshment break
3:45 pm “George MacDonald and the fantastic baptism of the imagination of C.S. Lewis”
-- Gary Thorne (King’s College and Dalhousie, Halifax)
4:15 pm “The quiet scenes in the Narnia Chronicles: how C.S. Lewis’s storytelling is bound together with private and prayerful Trinitarian encounters”
-- Michael Tutton (Christ Church Anglican, Dartmouth, NS)
4:45 pm “The Last Battle, and then some”
-- David MacLachlan (AST)
5:15 pm Panel discussion
-- David Deane (AST), Alyda Faber (AST), David Heckerl (St. Mary’s University)
5:45 pm Break for supper (on your own)
7:30 pm “An Evening with C.S. Lewis: What Christians Believe”
Performed by the Rev. Mel Malton
Evening Reception to follow performance