Register Now for The C.S. Lewis Retreat!
Choosing Heaven: Eternity in the Here & Now
Dates: Friday, November 9 (evening) to Sunday, November 11 (morning)
Location: Camp Allen Retreat and Conference Center in Navasota, Texas.
Topic: C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce.
Update (10/24/12): the conference is nearly sold out. If you plan on joining us at The Retreat, register soon!
Choices – the ones we often take for granted or make excuses for – define us and shape our future existence, not only in terms of where we spend eternity, but also who we become. There is an urgent and pressing power that our internal choices have on determining our experience in both our present life and in eternity. This power is at the core of the Biblical command to “Choose Life.”
Choosing life is not simply a matter of making a single decision to follow God’s commands. To the contrary, it is a thousand daily choices – the oft tiny, repetitive choices of day to day belief and obedience. These choices sculpt and reflect the inclination of our souls and ultimately determine the presence of Heaven or Hell in our lifetimes on earth.
But how can Heaven serve as a practical reality, giving shape to the choices we make each and every day?
Come find out! Come away to the piney woods of Camp Allen, to good food and sunlit forest paths, to quiet moments of prayer and contemplation, and to laughter, learning, and community. Come hear Professor Joseph Pearce as he opens Lewis’s works to us and helps us see through the lens of his unique experience. Come to enjoy fellowship, to open your heart and mind, and to grow together as we learn to choose the ways of Heaven in our everyday lives.
Participants may register to come early for special workshop programming Friday morning, November 9th.
Confirmed speakers and performing artists currently include:
- Joseph Pearce
- Doug Jackson
- Diana Glyer
- Steve Laube
- Andrew Lazo
- Thomas Umstattd
- Jeff and Claire Kepple of The Kepple Band
- Ad Deum Dance Co. of Houston