Warm greetings and an Update!

I recently came across this saying: “When fishermen can’t fish, they mend their nets.” Curious, I looked it up online and found, “When fishermen can’t venture into the sea in a monsoon, they repair their nets.” The second quote captures my imagination!

Like you, we, at the C.S. Lewis Study Center, have been watching the news of COVID-19 and seeking wisdom as we plan ahead for 2020 and into 2021. Our hearts and prayers go out to those who are experiencing life-changing effects of the pandemic. Please know that we are praying for you who are reading this page, that our God who knows your name and your future, and Who loves you deeply, will fulfill His promise to be our Emmanuel, our “God With Us,” particularly during this very uncertain and tumultuous time of the COVID “monsoon.”

Regarding the upcoming schedule of the C.S. Lewis Study Center, given the many restrictions on social gatherings and for the protection of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to postpone our June 2020 Conference until June 16-18, 2021. We look forward to welcoming confirmed speakers Steve Beebe, Cameron Anderson, Brad Davis, Scott B. Key and others.

As of mid-April, we are looking ahead to this July, recognizing that times are uncertain and that restrictions may still apply that would prevent gatherings. What we know is that, unlike with a conference, attendees at our Tuesday and Thursday seminars need not make extensive travel arrangements nor large financial commitments, and plans are more easily modified. With that in mind, we are proposing the following, to be held at the C.S. Lewis Study Center in Northfield, MA:

2020 Legacy of Lewis Series:
Essays from “The Weight of Glory”
led by Scott B. Key
Four Tuesdays, July 7-28, 7-9 pm*

2020 Summer Literature Seminars:
GK Chesterton and Father Brown
(speakers to be confirmed)
Four Thursdays, July 9-30: 7-9 pm*

*Please click Events for additional updates to the schedule prior to these dates. All are subject to change.

In the meantime, we are making progress behind the scenes – “mending our nets” – updating our website, streamlining our communication abilities, planning next year’s programming, developing some exciting programs involving college faculty, and preparing the organization to add much-needed staff! Thank you for your past and continued prayers!

If you have attended our events in the past, and/or are supportive of our mission and programs, please consider giving if you are able at this time, as our operating expenses continue, and so we might strategically plan and offer creative, quality programming accessible to all. Please check out our GIVE page here.

If you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me, Mary Key, at mkey@cslsc.orgĀ 

Thank you for visiting our site… we hope you’ll be able to visit us in person in Northfield soon!

Mary Pomroy Key, Ph.D.
President, C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield

Scott B. Key, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Initiatives
C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield

Gayne J. Anacker, Ph.D.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield

Jim Bishop, J.D.
Board Member
C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield