Lewis, Tolkien, and The Inklings

A fine post from the C. S. Lewis blog on The Inklings – the group of writers, professors, and scholars (including Tolkien and Lewis) that met for nearly twenty years to discuss and critique each other’s writing.  They would meet on Thursday evenings, starting about 9:00 p.m., and often go on until two or three in the morning.

In my experience, there’s nothing much better than a group of friends meeting together to discuss books, ideas, faith, and life experiences – in an atmosphere of grace, encouragement, and mutual respect.

I hope you have your own Inklings fellowship.  If not, maybe it’s a good time to start one.

From the post:

Lewis was effusive in expressing his appreciation for the Inklings. To emphasize their importance, he said, “What I owe them all is incalculable.” And to emphasize their enjoyment, he asked, “Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?” Lewis was a man with friends. And a man with friends who made a difference.


The Oxford Pub where the Inklings often met, which they affectionately referred to as the “Bird and Baby.”

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