Posts tagged The Works of C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis and the Divine Presence - Panel Discussion

Five panelists discuss the works of C.S. Lewis and what he had to say about the Holy Spirit living in us. Moderated by Larry Linenschmidt, the panel members are Lyle Dorsett, Joel Heck, Darci Hill, Marjorie Mead, and Jerry Root. Lyle, Marjorie, and Jerry were plenary speakers at the conference called "C.S. Lewis and the Divine Presence" on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Darci and Joel joined them for the panel discussion in the afternoon of the conference. The plenary talks are available on this website as well.

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C.S. Lewis on Spiritual Formation

Dr. Lyle Dorsett has been the Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham since 2005, and teaches courses in evangelism, spiritual formation and church history. He also serves as the pastor of Christ the King Anglican Church, a mission oriented church in Birmingham which he founded in 2007 with his wife, Mary Hayes Dorsett. Lyle holds an M.A. in history from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has engaged in Post-Doctoral Studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. He has taught history (specializing in urban history) and has served as the director of the Wade Center in Wheaton, Illinois (1983 to 1990). He is the author or editor of twenty books, including biographies of Dwight L. Moody and A. W. Tozer and several works on C.S. Lewis including: Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C.S. Lewis, The Essential C.S. Lewis, and Surprised by Love, a book about Joy Davidman and her marriage to Lewis. His most recent book is Serving God and Country: U.S. Military Chaplains of World War II.  Lyle and his wife, Mary, have two children and four grandchildren.

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C.S. Lewis on the Presence of God and the Holy Spirit

Dr. Jerry Root is an associate professor at Wheaton College where he teaches graduate courses in the MA in Evangelism and Leadership Program as well as courses in the undergraduate Christian Formation and Ministry Department. In addition, Jerry is a visiting professor at Biola University and Talbot Graduate School of Theology (La Mirada, Calif.). He is also the director of the Evangelism Initiative at Wheaton College and associate director of the Billy Graham Center Institute of Strategic Evangelism. He has pastored three different churches over twenty-three years. Nineteen of those years were invested in student ministry, and for four years he served as a senior pastor. While pastoring he taught courses in Philosophy and on C. S. Lewis for ten years at the College of Du Page in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Jerry has written C. S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil: an Investigation of a Pervasive Theme, co-authored The Sacrament of Evangelism, and also co-authored and co-edited The Soul of C. S. Lewis: A Meditative Journey through Twenty-six of His Best Loved Writings. He is co-editor, with Wayne Martindale, of the best-selling and award-winning The Quotable C. S. Lewis. Jerry has authored numerous articles and contributed many chapters to other books on topics related to C.S. Lewis. Jerry is also the consulting editor of the new Harper Collins C. S. Lewis Bible. He has lectured on C. S. Lewis at 52 college or university campuses and in 15 countries around the world. He has taught college and graduate courses on C. S. Lewis for 32 consecutive years. Jerry and his wife, Claudia, have four married children, seven grandkids, and a Welsh Corgi. They live in Wheaton, Illinois.

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