Mars Hill Forum is hosted by University Christian Fellowship—a ministry of the Christian Fellowship family of local churches in Central Kentucky—as one of a series of events aimed at reaching the University of Kentucky and surrounding area with the truth and beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Focused on examining the intersection of faith and culture (fides et cultura), each Forum will feature keynote lectures by prominent scholars, authors, theologians, and pastors, as well as opportunities for dialogue and Q&A around a central topic, question, theme, or author.
Other events include our annual ballet production of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and various book clubs and reading groups.
Dr. Devin Brown is a Lilly Scholar and Professor of English at Asbury University where, in addition to other literature classes, he teaches a course on Lewis and Tolkien. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Florida. He has done further study at Oxford University and University College Dublin. He is an award-winning author and a frequent speaker at conferences and on college campuses. Dr. Brown was born and grew up on Chicago’s south side. He and his wife, Dr. Sharon Brown, live in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Joseph Pearce
“Narnia for Grown-ups”
A native of England, Joseph Pearce is Senior Editor at the Augustine Institute, Senior Fellow and Journal Editor at the Cardinal Newman Society, and Tolkien & Lewis Chair in Literary Studies at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. He is editor of the St. Austin Review, an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, executive director of Catholic Courses, and senior contributor at the Imaginative Conservative. The internationally acclaimed author of many books, Pearce is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures.