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View the media kit to access/download materials for The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis.

What to Expect

1. Prompt replies to emails or other communications.

2. Phone consultation prior to the event to determine expectations for how I can best meet your goals.

3. A custom resource page, created for event attendees including slide decks for any presentations as well as links to resources, blog posts and other materials I think would be helpful for further study.

4. A quick follow-up to make sure I met expectations.

About Me

I am the co-author of The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Abingdon Press, 2015), a book which explores Lewis's nuanced understanding of the imagination. I have written other articles on C.S. Lewis as well as contributed chapters to books. I currently work as the VP of digital media/inbound marketing for a marketing firm in the Chicago area. I am happily married to my wife, Reba, and we live outside of Chicago, Illinois. I am an avid reader, cook, traveler, book collector and novice interior decorator.

My Speaking Videos

I speak on topics relating to C.S. Lewis and the imagination at colleges, conferences, and more. Below you will find sample videos.

Speaking Topics

I speak on topics (among others) relating to imagination and technology as seen through the lens of C.S. Lewis. Talks I've given are listed below. However, I can customize my talk based on the outcome you'd like to see. Click on the "More" link after each description for a more detailed overview.

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: C.S. Lewis And The Nuanced Imagination: C.S. Lewis understood the imagination as a whole of nuanced parts. He defines more than 32 embodiments of the imagination throughout his works. This talk will examine four of these nuances, two positive and two negative, as identified by Lewis.  More >>

 

 

The Neglected C.S. Lewis: Many people don't know or have forgotten that Lewis wrote a good number of literary/critical works. Most of these works aren't read by mainstream Lewis fans, but often contain Lewis's best ideas that were then worked out in his more popular works of fiction and apologetics. To read these works is to not only more fully understand Lewis as a person, but to understand and appreciate his popular work at a new level.   More >>

 

 

The Historical Imagination: As humans, we have limited viewpoints. Lewis's understanding of the historical imagination enables us to broaden our understanding through recovery of the essence of the art or literature of a particular historical period. It allows us to imaginatively insert ourselves into the experience of the time and inhabit it as a native would, as if its worldviews and assumptions were true.  More >>