CSL Daily 1/13/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On January 13, 1919 Lewis returned to Oxford after being demobilized the previous month (WWI, of course).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Recently (although the outward condition of my life has not changed for the better) it has pleased God to pour into my soul great tranquillity.”

Letter to Don Giovanni Calabria
(from Collected Letters, Volume 2 on 1/13/1948)

Q01-13 (Peace without Change)

CSL Daily 9/25

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Today (Sept. 25)  in 1929 Lewis’s father (Albert) died. His financial support was vital to Lewis getting his degrees at Oxford.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Men are not angered by mere misfortune but by misfortune conceived as injury.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXI
(First published in The Guardian on 9/19/1941)

Highlights Inklings Week in Oxford 2016

Highlights Inklings OXFORD 2016
Most of you are aware that last month (July, 2016) there was an event in England called “An Inklings Week in Oxford.” It was hosted by the Inklings Fellowship. There were 10 plenary talks (one hour), five “second breakfast” speakers (thirty minutes) and also each morning during morning worship there was someone sharing to help put the day in focus. Obviously it would be too large of a task to highlight all of that, so what follows is a podcast that shares short excerpts from talks most related to Lewis or his works. As noted in the introduction the purpose of this show is to remind those who attend what it was like and to let others know what they missed so they will consider attending the next one in 2019! All talks shared today were given at St. Giles Church in Oxford. 

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CSL Daily 8/04

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Today (8/4) in 1922 Lewis earned a first class (highest honors) degree in Literae Humaniores (“Greats”) from Oxford.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape advises:] “Your patient has become humble; have you drawn his attention to the fact? All virtues are less formidable to us once the man is aware of that he has them, but this is specially true of humility.”

The Screwtape Letters XIV
(Published in The Guardian on 8/1/1941)

(Video) Hal Poe – “When Cultures Collapse: The Gospel and the Future”

The following is the first plenary talk from the Inklings Fellowship’s An Inklings Week in Oxford by Dr. Harry Lee (Hal) Poe. His title was “When Cultures Collapse: The Gospel and the Future.” It was given at St. Giles Church on Monday, July 18, 2016.

Please note that the video was NOT professionally recorded. It was done by me using my Galaxy Note 4 phone  and was one of the first attempts to record a lecture. While the video itself is clear, the audio did not turn out as well as hoped.