C.S. Lewis Study Center Report – Summer 2014

It’s very exciting to see a vision becoming reality. We are experiencing this very thing at the C.S. Lewis Study Center this summer as many have participated in study, reflection and learned conversation in an atmosphere of Christian hospitality.


A lively discussion of Plato’s Euthyphro, led by Dr. Scott B. Key in June, opened what promised to be a fruitful season of engagement and dialogue revolving around the classics and the arts. Twenty folks traveling from near and far made history as the C.S. Lewis Study Center in Northfield held its well-received, inaugural “soft opening” program.


SkeyThe Values of a Christian Higher Education

Dr. Key also shared “The Values of a Christian Higher Education” with a keenly interested group hosted by Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Turners Falls on July 9. We are grateful to David and Joanne Dowdy for arranging this wonderful opportunity.


GPAug2014House and Garden Tour

Over 100 friends and neighbors joined in celebrating the House and Garden Tour at the C.S. Lewis Study Center at Northfield Saturday, July 12. The Northfield Historical Society sponsored the event, and graciously included “Green Pastures” as one of ten historic homes open for tours. We enjoyed live music from the grand porch – flautists and violinists from various churches in the area. The grounds were beautiful and colorful – many thanks to all who donated time, flowers, creative planning ideas, gardening skills & equipment and oh, so many hours of dedication sprinkled with some merry conversation!

Poetry Workshop

Brad Davis recently published a collection of poetry, Still Working It Out, in which poems speak of and into the collisions we experience day in and day out—collisions with nature, art, language, religion, family, imagination, new and old ways of seeing and navigating the world—collisions that result in loss and sadness, confusion and laughter, gratitude and amazement. In August, Davis led a Poetry Workshop and evening Open Mic allowing for some individual times of pondering, and showcasing several poets, both novice and experienced, who gathered to read, compose and share various creative expressions of their own “collisions” with life.

Thank you!

Your gifts allow us to continue offering stimulating programs, provide a residence for the Director, and fund personnel necessary to operate the Study Center. Thank you for partnering with us as you are able.