10 Days Left to Register – TGC Symposium
10 Days Left to Register!
Friday evening, October 2, and Saturday, October 3 (detailed symposium agenda below
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
600 St. Andrew’s Rd
Newport Beach, California, 92663
Registration is required to attend TGC Symposium. Click on the button below to register.
Pacifica Christian invites you to register for our inaugural Great Conversation Symposium. This year’s symposium features renowned C. S. Lewis scholars, educators, and clergymen who will lead attendees through a two-day exploration of Lewis’s thoughts on “the education of the soul”. Our program of dynamic lecturers, challenging question-and-answer sessions, and social gatherings will provide great fun and challenging conversations for participants. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join with others in our community in conversations that will transform the way we live, study, work, and engage the world—or, stated another way: how we think and live well.
Michael Ward is a Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, Texas. Described by N.T. Wright as “the foremost living Lewis scholar” (Times Literary Supplement, 2009), Ward is the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press, 2010). On the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s death, Dr Ward unveiled a permanent national memorial to him in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey, London.
Andrew Cuneo graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in English and then traveled to England to complete an M.Phil. in English Renaissance Literature at the University of Oxford. Before completing graduate studies, he assisted Walter Hooper with research on the unpublished letters of C. S. Lewis, a subject which then became the focus of his doctorate at Oxford. The University awarded him his D.Phil. in English in 2001, making him the first Oxford scholar ever to receive a doctoral degree on C. S. Lewis. Andrew was a former Professor of English and C. S. Lewis Scholar at Hillsdale College and St. Katherine’s College.
Diana Pavlac Glyer is a professor of English at Azusa Pacific University. She has published extensively on Lewis, Tolkien, and the Inklings, including contributions to The C. S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia and C. S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy. She is the recipient of the Wade Center’s Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant (1997), APU’s Chase A. Sawtell Inspirational Teaching Award (2002), and The Mythopoeic Society Scholarship Award (2008). She is best known for her book The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community. Her latest book is Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings. Learn more about Diana at www.dianaglyer.com
Hayden Butler is the founding Chair of the English Department at Pacifica Christian High School Orange County. He completed his undergraduate work in English Literature before continuing to study English and also Theology at the graduate level. His reading focused on the intersection of poetry and prayer in Shakespearean tragedy. As a teacher, Hayden seeks a sense of integrity, joy, and rigor in an interdisciplinary approach to the study of English. As an Anglican clergyman, he gratefully invites his formation in the liberal arts to assist his work as a preacher and pastor.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015
|7:00 PM||–||Reception with speakers||TBA|
|7:30 PM||Speaker 1||Education of the Soul||Main Sanctuary|
|8:45 PM||–||End of first night||Main Sanctuary|
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015
|8:30 AM||–||Patio opens with refreshments||Patio|
|9:00 AM||Speaker 2||Education of the Soul||Main Sanctuary|
|10:10 AM||Speaker 3||Education of the Soul||Main Sanctuary|
|11:20 AM||Speaker 4||Education of the Soul||Main Sanctuary|
|12:30 PM||–||Lunch with speakers with Q&A||TBA|
|1:30 PM||Conclusion of TGC Symposium||TBA|
A Lesson from George Washington - Happy Thanksgiving
Being thankful for every aspect of our lives creates a foundation for thinking and living well. As we become increasingly grateful for our ability to think, reason, and explore the world God created, we become better students. As we grow in appreciation for the people with whom we share life, we become better spouses, friends, and citizens. As we grow in gratefulness for our failures and the trials we encounter—that God is in the process of redeeming—we enjoy a deeper experience of peace. As we grow in our gratitude for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we experience true joy.Read More
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