Our Events Inspire & Equip for Ministry
We offer educational and networking events for pastors featuring leading scholars such as Kevin Vanhoozer.
We offer community lectures featuring popular speakers such as the late Nabil Quareshi and others.
Inkling's Reading Groups
C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, Owen Barfield, and others met regularly to read each other’s writings and to build friendships around the pursuit of truth. They called themselves the “Inklings,” so we host readings groups capturing the Spirit of the original Inklings.
Our Fellows go on retreat together and then spend time each month in small groups getting to know each other and building friendships as they move through the curriculum over the course of a year.
Three-Part Teaching Series: The Abolition of Man
The Abolition of Man is widely considered to be C.S. Lewis’s most important non-fiction work. Indeed, the National Review puts it at #7 on its list of the 100 most important non-fiction works of the 20th century. In this book, Lewis explores the problem of moral subjectivism and offers a prophetic warning, suggesting that such relativism will have dire consequences. We see those consequences playing out before our eyes, in much the way that Lewis predicted they would.
In this three-part online seminar, Dr. Bryan Hollon will guide participants in a reading of this important work. Participants will receive an email each month providing summaries and discussion questions to help you prepare for the online meetings.
During the online meetings, Dr. Hollon will provide a presentation and explanation of the reading, participants will have an opportunity to engage in breakout room discussions before reconvening and wrapping up the session. Each session will take approximately 1.5 hours.
After purchasing the ticket, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the Zoom event or participating via a small home-group.
Participants will purchase one ticket for access to all three sessions, which will take place according to the following schedule:
Session One: Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 pm (Chapter 1)
Session Two: Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm (Chapter 2)
Session Three: Thursday, January 7th at 7:00 pm (Chapter 3)
A Selection of Past Events
Pastoral Equipping Seminars: Pastors spend much of their time giving: time, knowledge, counsel, and emotional energy to those in need. Very little time is given to them ensuring they are being filled by the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Equipping Seminars focus on refreshment, discipleship training and leadership development.
Some of the pastoral events and speakers that we have hosted since 2013:
Dr. Greg Ogden, ”Transforming Discipleship”
Tish Harrison-Warren, “Liturgy of the Ordinary”
Jared Wilson, “Leading With Grace”
Dr. Ralph Wood, “The Great Divorce”
Dr. Holly Ordway, “Not God’s Type: From Atheism to Christian Faith”
Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer, “A Place to Make Disciples: A Doctrine of the Church for Pastors of the Church”
Dr. Christopher Yuan, “A Christian Response to Sexual Identity”
Gerard and Jeannie Long, “A Fresh Vision of God’s Calling”
Dr. Peter Walker, “In the Steps of Jesus”
Dr. Bryan Hollon, “Canon and Creed: A Story of Origins”
Community Events: The C.S. Lewis Institute-NEOH has hosted many events throughout the past seven years including the Community Lecture Series Events which have included topics such as:
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus with the late Dr. Nabeel Qureshi
Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?, and Can My Life Have Meaning Without God? with Dr. Andy Bannister
A Case For Christ, with Lee Strobel
The Gospel and Sexual Identity, Dr. Christopher Yuan
The Pursuit of a Meaningful Life, Michael C. Sherrard
Questioning Evangelism, Dr. Randy Newman
Authentic Leadership in the Marketplace, Dr. Brad Smith
An Evening With C.S. Lewis, David Payne (British Actor)
Are We Free and Does It Matter? Dr. Stuart McAllister
Tolkien and the Function of Fantasy, Dr. Holly Ordway