The C.S. Lewis Retreat, #CSLewisRetreat
Location: Camp Allen Conference & Retreat Center, Navasota, Texas (outside Houston)
Dates: October 30 – November 1, 2015.
Theme: “Of This and Other Worlds: C.S. Lewis and the Call of Deep Heaven”
70 years ago C.S. Lewis completed his acclaimed Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength).
Perhaps the greatest theme in these novels is Lewis’ belief that the ordinary world in which we live is pervaded with the spiritual reality of God – “Deep Heaven”- which has a claim on our lives.
How does God call us to do His work? What does it mean to be “called”? As Christians, how do we engage our culture for Christ in this particularly difficult environment? What are some of the obstacles we face in the 21st century?
Come join us at Camp Allen, amid the piney woods near Houston, as we explore these deep questions together using Lewis’ Space Trilogy as our guide.
Confirmed event faculty*
- Jerry Root
- Terry Glaspey
- Devin Brown
- Bob Bennett
- Ad Deum Dance Co.
- Randy Steele
- Lancia Smith
- Andrew Lazo
- Melanie Stiles
- Crystal Hurd
- Scott Key
- Abigail Santamaria
- William O’Flaherty
- A unique mix of faith, reason, & imagination
- Worship & fellowship with friends old & new
- Special panel session on Lewis & Women, with panelists consisting of the editors and contributors of the forthcoming book Women and C.S. Lewis – Carolyn Curtis, Mary Pomroy Key, Crystal Hurd, Devin Brown, Kasey Macsenti, Andrew Lazo, and Steven Elmore
- Arrive early on Friday for special track sessions – Readers Track, Writers Track, and Academic Roundtable
- A variety of Breakout Sessions related to conference themes
* Program schedule, program elements, and speaker/artist lineup is subject to change.