Rev. Beckmann is creating works related to the writings of C. S. Lewis
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Greetings, gentle reader.  Thank you for visiting my Patreon page. I have set this up because I need encouragement about my work related to C. S. Lewis.

As you may know, I initiated a C. S. Lewis Society for Chattanooga in 2005 as a part of my ministry as a priest in a church.  When I moved on from that church position, I kept up the Society - holding events, leading studies, posting things online, etc. - because people kept telling me how much they appreciated what I was doing.  You can look back at our history in this respect by looking through the website of the C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga (click link).

Then came the year that my wife and I lived in and took care of C. S. Lewis' house, The Kilns, in Oxford, England.  We kept a blog of our work here (click link).  One of our faithful members kept up the local Society while I was away.

Upon my return from Oxford, I began holding "C. S. Lewis Summers @ The Meeting House" - monthly lectures in the local area, which have been well-attended.  From the summer of 2017 to the summer of 2018, I also was the full-time Rector of The Anglican Church of the Redeemer, here in Chattanooga.

With this year's Summers @ the Meeting House and my interim-ship having concluded, I'm at something of a crossroads.  Do I keep up the C. S. Lewis Society and my work related to C. S. Lewis and the Inklings?  There is so much that I'd like to do and everyone wants me to do it: monthly meetings, conferences, a book, more video and online courses; plus I have the opportunity to help augment other ministries in the area with Lewis-related events and studies - there's really no end to it.

The problem is that I cannot afford financially to keep doing such things as a hobby.  Back when I was employed by a church or a school, that was fine.  Things are different now.  I cannot keep up the work unless I can also have some financial backing to do so.  

That's why I have set up this Patreon page.  If you would like to see me keep up and even expand my ministry in this arena, would you consider aiding me financially to do so?  My thought is that, if I get enough supporters, I can treat this as something of a part-time employment and give it the time and attention it calls for.  It depends on whether the financial goal can be reached or not.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions: [email protected].

And do feel free to share this Patreon page with your friends.

You can follow my blog at revbeckmann.com
Go here for my youtube channel.  

Further up and further in!

BTW, yes, in the picture above, I'm reading The Dark Tower in the rose garden of The Kilns. :-)

Tiers
Company of St. Anne's
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
If you become a patron at this tier, you will support my work and encourage me to do more of the same. You will also have my heartfelt gratitude and prayers.
The Company of Logres & the Round Table
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Should you not only take up a place at St. Anne's but also join the company of Logres, you will have a seat at the Round Table, which will be a special e-mail list so that you can receive Lewis and Inklings related news: events or releases of which I am aware, thoughts behind my posts, lectures, videos, and anything else I think we fans of Lewis and the Inklings may find of interest.  Missives will be at least monthly.
Goals
$197 of $1,200 per month
I will be able to keep up and expand my ministry if I have enough patrons to provide a minimum $1,200 per month of my living and ministry expenses.
Below are comments from attendees of one of my retreats on C. S. Lewis and prayer:
"The weekend has really been amazing! Not only did I really enjoy the time there and have I been feeling really welcomed, I still use what I have learned on a daily basis."
S.P. from Sweden
"Thank you for your outstanding leadership in organizing the C. S. Lewis Letters to Malcolm retreat last weekend. Your commentary was insightful and I appreciated the way you masterfully facilitated discussion while also sharing your insights based on your careful preparation."
S.B., Texas State University
"I had a wonderful time and really got a lot out of the group discussion and overall laid back atmosphere of the weekend."
H.W., Oxford University
"The weekend was fantastic! I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to dig in deeper in a less-known C.S. Lewis work...."
J.G., Georgetown University
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Greetings, gentle reader.  Thank you for visiting my Patreon page. I have set this up because I need encouragement about my work related to C. S. Lewis.

As you may know, I initiated a C. S. Lewis Society for Chattanooga in 2005 as a part of my ministry as a priest in a church.  When I moved on from that church position, I kept up the Society - holding events, leading studies, posting things online, etc. - because people kept telling me how much they appreciated what I was doing.  You can look back at our history in this respect by looking through the website of the C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga (click link).

Then came the year that my wife and I lived in and took care of C. S. Lewis' house, The Kilns, in Oxford, England.  We kept a blog of our work here (click link).  One of our faithful members kept up the local Society while I was away.

Upon my return from Oxford, I began holding "C. S. Lewis Summers @ The Meeting House" - monthly lectures in the local area, which have been well-attended.  From the summer of 2017 to the summer of 2018, I also was the full-time Rector of The Anglican Church of the Redeemer, here in Chattanooga.

With this year's Summers @ the Meeting House and my interim-ship having concluded, I'm at something of a crossroads.  Do I keep up the C. S. Lewis Society and my work related to C. S. Lewis and the Inklings?  There is so much that I'd like to do and everyone wants me to do it: monthly meetings, conferences, a book, more video and online courses; plus I have the opportunity to help augment other ministries in the area with Lewis-related events and studies - there's really no end to it.

The problem is that I cannot afford financially to keep doing such things as a hobby.  Back when I was employed by a church or a school, that was fine.  Things are different now.  I cannot keep up the work unless I can also have some financial backing to do so.  

That's why I have set up this Patreon page.  If you would like to see me keep up and even expand my ministry in this arena, would you consider aiding me financially to do so?  My thought is that, if I get enough supporters, I can treat this as something of a part-time employment and give it the time and attention it calls for.  It depends on whether the financial goal can be reached or not.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions: [email protected].

And do feel free to share this Patreon page with your friends.

You can follow my blog at revbeckmann.com
Go here for my youtube channel.  

Further up and further in!

BTW, yes, in the picture above, I'm reading The Dark Tower in the rose garden of The Kilns. :-)

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Tiers
Company of St. Anne's
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
If you become a patron at this tier, you will support my work and encourage me to do more of the same. You will also have my heartfelt gratitude and prayers.
The Company of Logres & the Round Table
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Should you not only take up a place at St. Anne's but also join the company of Logres, you will have a seat at the Round Table, which will be a special e-mail list so that you can receive Lewis and Inklings related news: events or releases of which I am aware, thoughts behind my posts, lectures, videos, and anything else I think we fans of Lewis and the Inklings may find of interest.  Missives will be at least monthly.