Kenneth G. Elzinga, Ph.D.
Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics, University of Virginia
How fitting that, when Christians celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus, many of us who have been influenced by C.S. Lewis, can now celebrate the birth of a college that bears his name. How remarkable that C.S. Lewis College seeks not to promote Lewis himself but to promote the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus, whom Lewis loved and served.
Many who have sought to understand the life and teachings of Jesus have found help in the writings of C.S. Lewis. Now this distinguished scholar can have his influence multiplied even more through a college that bears his name. My desire is that many will be “surprised by joy” through the influence of C.S. Lewis College.
Thomas Howard, Ph.D.
Professor of English Emeritus, St. John’s Seminary, Archdiocese of Boston
The news of the founding of C.S. Lewis College is very good news indeed, not only for Christendom, but for all of academia, and for Western civilization. The name of C.S. Lewis – the “Old Western Man”– is a name of good omen for the College.
Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS
Knight of the British Empire, Fellow of the Royal Society, former President of Queen’s College, Cambridge University, and founder of the Society of Ordained Scientists
The good news of the founding of C.S. Lewis College is a matter for great thankfulness. I pray that the College may foster the growth of many young people into the humane and committed Christian faith to which C.S. Lewis was so powerful a witness.
Richard J. Mouw, Ph.D.
President and Professor of Christian Philosophy and Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary
I can’t think of a better match up than this idea of a Great Books study program and the C.S. Lewis Foundation as the folks who get it started. The C.S. Lewis Foundation has demonstrated year after year their ability to get people thinking about important ideas within a solid Biblical understanding of who we are, who God is, and why Jesus Christ came into the world.
Pastor of Christ Church, Belfast
The Foundation is trying to bring that great academic thinking that you read about, but take the scriptures and ask “what relevance do they have?” The Foundation sees that Lewis addressed your mind, and they understand what the man was trying to do. This is a brilliant bridge to a rising generation that is skeptical of scripture, the existence of God, the Man hanging on a cross and shedding His blood… they are building a bridge to those minds through Lewis. I don’t know of any other organization that’s doing it.
Wilfred M. McClay, Ph.D.
SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities, University of Tennesse at Chattanooga; Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
What you have with C.S. Lewis College is the right kind of education that is going to promote an understanding of what human flourishing means.
Noel Paul Stookey
Education is more than information. What we want is a filter of that information, or the best of that information, to guide our lives. I think the C.S. Lewis Foundation and the college stand the best opportunity of presenting that to students.
Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D.
Professor of English, Azuza Pacific University
I believe that at a place like C.S. Lewis College, students can come asking the real questions that they have in their hearts — and do that questioning and inquiry in the context of people who care for them and the great ideas that will steer them on a path for life.