Forum will study, celebrate the life of C.S. Lewis

Cathryn Perini

Mars Hill Forum wants to reach UK and the larger Lexington community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Campus ministry University Christian Fellowship (UCF) will be hosting the forum, which is focused on the life of C.S. Lewis, this Saturday.

“Our aim is to expose more of the general public to the life and other works of C.S. Lewis, who is a very important figure in contemporary Christian thought,” Alijah Travascio-Green, senior Computer Science major and president of UCF, said.

There will be the annual performance of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis, as well as book clubs and reading groups.

The forum will feature two speakers, Devin Brown and Joseph Pearce. Both are experts on the life and writing of C.S. Lewis. Brown’s topic will be, “The Life and Works of C.S. Lewis,” and Pearce’s topic will be, “Narnia for Grownups.”

Brown is a Professor of English at Asbury University and an-award winning author. He is a Lilly Scholar and holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degree.

Pearce is Senior Editor at the Augustine Institute, Senior Fellow and Journal Editor at the Cardinal Newman Society and Tolkien & Lewis Chair in Literary Studies at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. Pearce is also an acclaimed author.

Following the speakers, there will be a Q&A and dialogue.

“This event will offer students another take on a series and author that they may have never given a second thought to since their childhood,” Travascio-Green said.

This forum will explore the intersection of faith and culture. C.S. Lewis’ works have a direct parallel to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, according to Travascio-Green, which will be explored and shared with the community during the forum.

The forum is on Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m in Memorial Hall.

The schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.: Welcome

9:15 a.m.: “The Life & Works of C.S. Lewis” Devin Brown

10:00 a.m.: Break/Snacks/Book Sales

10:30 a.m.: Coming Attractions

10:45 a.m.: “Narnia for Grown-ups” Joseph Pearce

11:30 a.m.: Close

Parking is available in any of the “E” lots on campus.

For more information about the event, visit the forum’s website.