Inklings and Introductions

Note: the following blog post is a repost from our 2009 Southwest Regional Retreat Writers Workshop blog page. Click here for the main 2009 C.S. Lewis Southwest Regional Retreat page. ——————————————————————————– Tolkien calls the name [Inklings] “a pleasantly ingenious pun ,” referring to those who “dabble in ink.” C.S. Lewis Hi, this is Nan Rinella, […]

Steven Beebe Discovers Fragment of C.S. Lewis Manuscript

Dr. Steven Beebe, a friend, donor, and alumnus of C.S. Lewis Foundation events (Oxbridge 2005 and 2008),  has recently discovered a fragment of a manuscript that appears to be part of a collaboration between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien called Language and Human Nature. Here is the press release from Texas State University San Marcos: […]

A Visit to The Kilns and Oxford

Oxford has a way of getting under your skin-I’d been there for Oxbridge 2008, been there years earlier for conferences and such. Churches! Libraries! Bookstores! Spires! But every visit had been characterized by hurrying through Oxford: pushing along the crowded sidewalks, running from one conference session to another, busing en masse to see the sights, […]

Book Review – The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia

BOOK REVIEW The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia by Laura Miller Little Brown: 320 pp., $25.99 By Nan Rinella To anyone who loves C.S. Lewis and Narnia, The Magician’s Book presents a dichotomy between delight and disbelief. The critique/biography/author’s memoir is mesmerizing in its perspicacity, but mystifying from a Christian perspective. Laura Miller […]