C.S Lewis Retreat October 2012


C.S. Lewis’ Discarded Images and Changing Paradigms

C.S. Lewis As many of you have requested, Hill Country Institute is presenting a C.S. Lewis Retreat in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas, this October 12-13 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Jerry Root, Professor at Wheaton College, Associate Director, Billy Graham Institute for Strategic Evangelism; and Director, Wheaton Evangelism Institute will be our guest speaker. Jerry is a frequent speaker at C.S. Lewis events around the world and iis the author of C.S. Lewis and A Problem of Evil, co-editor of The Quotable Lewis, co-editor and contributor to The Soul of C.S. Lewis: A Meditative Journey Through 26 of His Best Loved Writings, and a contributor to several other books on the works of Lewis.  He has a particular interest in developing the whole person in their walk of faith, and has found the works of C.S. Lewis and friends to be a very helpful guide for this journey.

Friday evening will feature a reception and opening comments by Jerry Root, Father Mike of St. Luke’s on the Lake, and Larry Linenschmidt.  Saturday will be rich with presentations by Jerry Root, worship, prayer, breakout sessions and artistic interludes.  The afternoon will offer opportunities to experience special outings in the Lake Travis area or workshops on topics such as art, prayer and worship.

Saturday evening we’ll round out the weekend with Bag End Café – an evening of fun and fellowship as folks share their own music, poetry, art, dance, etc. which are meaningful to them.

What is the reality of 2012?  What are the worldviews interpreting this reality? How did we get here? Are we to be swept up into a view of reality that is not of our choosing, driven by technological, societal, and cultural forces too great to resist?

Or can we choose a different vision of Reality?

Join us as Jerry Root helps us look through the lens of Lewis’ The Discarded Imageto consider what it means to think as a Christian about the landscape of ideas which surround us today and, most importantly, “how shall we now then live?”

Retreat cost is $85/person and includes the Friday night reception, three meals on Saturday, and Bag End Café.  CLICK HERE to register.


Friday, 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am – 9:00pm

Relax and enjoy the beauty of Lake Travis with friends old and new.

Location:  St. Luke’s on the Lake Episcopal Church
5600 Ranch Road 620 North

If you are coming from out-of-town, we recommend lodging at Hampton Inn & Suites Cedar Park-Lakeline ; 10811 Pecan Park Blvd.; 512-249-0045
When you book your reservation, tell them you are with Hill Country Institute and the C.S. Lewis Retreat so you can get our group rate of $99/night.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities for this event for those who are interested. Meal service, art exhibit, book table, admin tasks, etc. VOLUNTEERS GET 50% OFF THEIR REGISTRATION!  Contact Melanie Devereaux with the Hill Country Institute at 512.351.0806 or email at melanie.devereaux@hillcountryinstitute.org.

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