The Bible speaks extensively about adversity. Jesus addressed it hours before his death when he told his disciples, “In this world you will have troubles.” In fact, the word trouble appears 152 times in the NIV. The phrase “we live in unprecedented times” is not only encountered by most on a consistently frequent basis, but the use of this phrase to describe our current circumstances is also, in and of itself, simply unprecedented.
Where do we turn for hope, strength, and perspective in a troubled world?
Do we, as believers, possess the proper vocabulary in order to both describe and deal with our present circumstances?
What is the proper understanding and role of prayer when presented with overwhelming personal and public challenges?
How do we cultivate an eternal perspective for our temporary troubles?
Lewis himself considered his personal experiences of trouble, loss, grief, and pain to be central to a proper understanding of God and to be best understood through a Christian worldview. This perhaps explains why he wrote and spoke extensively on this subject during his life.
We invite you to attend an in-person viewing on November 30 addressing the topic: “From Narnia to Today: C.S. Lewis For Our Troubled World” Our speaker for this engaging subject is Randy Newman, author, Lewis scholar, and Senior Fellow at the C.S. Lewis Institute.
Randy Newman, Is an author and Senior Fellow for Apologetics and Evangelism at the C.S. Lewis Institute. He has written six books, Questioning Evangelism, Corner Conversations, Bringing the Gospel Home, Engaging with Jewish People, Unlikely Converts: Improbable Stories of Faith and What They Teach Us About Evangelism, and his most recent, Mere Evangelism. He earned his MDiv and Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Trinity International University.
Brian Rall, Director
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