September 21, 2015

10 Days Left to Register – TGC Symposium

C.S. Lewis

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.

C.S. Lewis

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.

Symposium Speakers

Michael WardMichael 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 CuneoAndrew 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 Before completing graduate studies, he assisted Walter Hooper with research on the unpublished letters of C. S. Lewis, a subject which then became the focus of his doctorate at Oxford.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 GlyerDiana 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


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.



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