It would be a bit of an understatement to say I’m thrilled that I’ve been asked to sing at the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute at Oxbridge this summer , July 26- Aug. 3, 2011. Three days in Oxford and three days in Cambridge = Oxbridge.
“On this special occasion, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute, we will bring together leading Christian thinkers and practitioners (from the fields of history, the natural sciences, cultural studies, mathematics, theology, the arts, philosophy, business, literature, education, law, medicine, and the social sciences) to assist Christians in positions of influence to speak lovingly but prophetically to the culture about “the reason for the hope that lies within us.” -from Institute website
A few months ago I sat for dinner with Dr. J. Stanley Mattson, President of the C.S. Lewis Foundation as he described, with considerable enthusiasm, the thoughtful magnificence of this event and how I might serve the conference by singing before and responding (in song) to speakers throughout the event. I LOVE this kind of work. And I was delighted to learn that evening that two of the more influential thinkers of my life will be speakers at the conference: Bishop Kallistos Ware ( The Orthodox Church/ Penguin Books) and 2002 Templeton Prize winner, Physicist/ Theologian John Polkinghorne (Quarks, Chaos and Christianity / Crossroads Publishing Co.) Other speakers include Os Guinness, Charles Colson, Ken Blanchard…
This is a public event and open to all. Check out the website, read the overview/ theme, check out the itinerary and lecturers… consider if you want to join me for six days in jolly England this summer for what promises to be a terrifically stimulating week of thoughtful engagement with some of the world’s most influential Christian thinkers and practitioners.
All relevant info is available on-line at: 2011 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute
Please note: If you plan to register, use this code: VIP Code TGG2011 in the promo area, for access to some special events.
See you there?!