Monday September 16 - 7:30pm - Campus Inklings Pub Night -
Come on out for a social gathering where we'll talk about this year's Campus Inklings
Tuesday September 17 – 5:30pm – Feast & Faith:
Guest: Dr. Kirsten Jeffrey-Johnson - Fellowship, Assemble! - Is there a common thread between Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Avengers that the Christian community needs to consider?
The Lord of the Rings - “You can trust us to stick to you through thick and thin – to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours – closer than you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends.”
Harry Potter – “There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
Black Panther - “We all know the truth more connects us than separates us…We must find a way to look after another as if we were one singular tribe.”
Thursday September 19 – 12pm – CS Lewis Reading Group - Deja Vu 232b (Chaplain's Office) -
All are welcome. Small group will be reading Surprised by Joy - Lewis' autobiography this semester
Campus Inklings Symposium
Monday September 23 – 7:30pm – Campus Inklings - “C. S. Lewis and the Gift of Failure”
Despite his international fame as an apologist, fiction writer, and literary scholar, C. S. Lewis had many personal and professional failures. In our informal discussion, we’ll talk about Lewis’s life and work, his defining failures (e.g., “failed” poet), and how they shaped his life as an entry point into a broader discussion of how failure often serves as an unexpected opportunity (though unwelcome) for deeper insight in ourselves, others, and how grace breaks into a broken world.
Guest Dr. Mark Scott - Thorneloe University - Location: Basement of the Royal Oak Pub on Laurier
Tuesday September 24 – 5:30pm – Feast & Faith - Fireside Chat with Mark Scott - St. Joe's Oblate Lounge - across from campus at corner of Laurier and Cumberland)
7:30pm - Campus Lecture - “The Oxford Inklings for a New Generation”
The Inklings were a group of literary scholars and friends who met regularly to share their writings in Oxford around the Second World War. It featured C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, who read selections of works that would become classics, including The Problem of Pain and The Lord of the Rings. In my lecture, I will detail the origin, structure, purpose, and legacy of the Inklings. I will then ask how the Inklings might inspire a new generation of authors and thinkers.
- Location Lamoureux 221 (in Hallway between Lamoureux and Vanier)
Thursday September 26 - 7:15pm - Hebrews Bible Study - Daja Vu 230c