C.S. Lewis’ life, C.S. Lewis’ works, C.S. Lewis influence; C.S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia, C.S. Lewis internet sightings, C.S. Lewis online, C.S. Lewis Centenary presentations, odd links to C.S. Lewis, C.S. Lewis Strange Bedfellows, C.S. Lewis homes, C.S. Lewis UK tour, C.S. Lewis UK tour journal, C.S. Lewis photos, C.S. Lewis audio, C.S. Lewis sermons, C.S. Lewis critics, C.S. Lewis biography, C.S. Lewis research, C.S. Lewis archives"


SITE HIGHLIGHTS: Recent Lewis Internet Sightings  (2001) 
                            Take an Untamed Lion to School with you

Strange Bedfellows

 Lewis connections with  rock musicians, Calvin & Hobbes,  USC philosopher, psychiatrists,  the I-man, pet training,  "Genome" geniuses, etc. .

Audio Programs

listen to over 6 hours of real audio online interviews, lectures and discussions related to Lewis,  one of his books or the celebration of the centenary of his birth.

Take A Tour

25 days in the footsteps of C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald  - from Belfast and Bangor to  Malvern, Oxford, and Cambridge to Huntly and Aberdeen


elcome to The Cumberland River Lamp Post. This website is an expression of my appreciation for what C.S. Lewis has meant to me, as a great author, a great literary critic, a great man, and as a great Christian. Here I hope to share with you some of the insights that I have received both from his writings and from others who have both known and written about him. The name, The Cumberland River Lamp Post, reflects both that area where I now live, near the Cumberland River, in south central Kentucky, and that place where I invite you to enter with me into Aslan's country.

In recent years I have had the privilege of attending several conferences and workshops on Lewis, making a few presentations about him and his work myself, and even contributing six articles to The C.S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia (1998). But the apex of all my Lewis experiences came in the summer of 2000 when I had the privilege of traveling for twenty-five days to the Lewis/MacDonald sites in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England with my son-in-law, Jeremy Thomas. My pages include these articles, presentations, sermons, trip journal with photographs, and a catalog of many other Lewis-related links which may interest both the new and seasoned Lewis reader. 

Thank you for visiting The Cumberland River Lamp Post. I trust that these Lewis resources have been helpful to you. I hope that you enjoyed your visit and that you will return often. Please contact me with your questions and suggestions.


Richard James

Albany, Kentucky


Last Updated: Wednesday, March 09, 2005