C.S. Lewis and Dr. Louis Markos

October 29-31, 2021 – Lewis in Shreveport

St. Mark’s Cathedral, Shreveport, is excited to welcome Dr. Louis Markos later this fall as a guest speaker and preacher. It has long been my desire to create a gathering of those whose lives have been touched by the work of CS Lewis, both at St. Mark’s as well as the larger community, for fellowship, reflection and inspiration. Dr. Markos will be using Mere Christianity as his primary source beginning with books 1 and 2 on Friday eveing beginning at 6:00pm. On Satruday afternoon at 4:00pm he will look at books 3, and then Saturday evening at 6:00pm he will cover book 4. Dr. Markos will be our guest preacher on Sunday, and then offer a special presentation appropriate for children of all ages who are lovers of the Chronicles of Narnia following a parish luncheon.

My hope is that our Christian friends throughout the community will be joining us for the parts of the week-end that they are able to attend. My hope in the year ahead is that we can continue cultivating this affection for CS Lewis by creating an informal reading group, or Lewis society, that might meet monthly for conversation and reflection about Lewis’s life, work, and the inspiration that he brings to so many who find themselves on the Christian journey.

In the near future we will be sending out registration forms to have an idea of the level of interest, as well as how many will be joining us for lunch on Sunday, October 31.

Please email me at abjohnson@stmarkscathedral.net if you have questions or interest in this project.

Attached are links to Mere Christianity online in case you do not have a personal copy.

Blessings and Godspeed,

Dean Alston Johnson, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Shreveport


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