About Lewis House


The mission of Lewis House is to seek the formation of students and community members at the intersection of Christian faith and academia. Lewis House is both an organization and a place. The two are inseparable, yet provide slightly different means of reaching campus and the wider community:


The place is a physical house that sits just off the University of Kentucky campus. This new, beautifully-built home boasts a large, open living room and kitchen, student spaces, office space, a basement for larger gatherings,  and—most near and dear to our hearts—an 8,000+ volume library. 

As a place, Lewis House values:

  • bookishness, by emphasizing the value of books;
  • feasting, by hosting people with excellent food and drink;
  • hospitality, by creating an open and welcoming environment for all;
  • intellectual stimulation, by designing the space to invite discussions, reading, listening, and more.


The organization, operating out of the house, provides intellectually stimulating programming consistent with the Lewis House mission. Our programming includes, but is not limited to, groups, resource creation, lectures, and accredited courses in Christian thought.

As an organization, Lewis House values:

  • academia, by inviting academics to campus and participating in academia in small ways;
  • discipleship, by emphasizing programs directed towards Christian growth;
  • content creation, by making theologically-infused resources for campus and beyond;
  • cultural engagement, by tackling difficult, relevant questions.

Why Lewis House?

Lewis House is affectionately named after C. S. Lewis, the brilliant Christian author who is most famous for creating the magical world of The Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis excelled at taking complex truths and making them digestible. He was a scholar, but he could distill ideas for the masses. Lewis was also unrivaled for his ability to weave together the head and the heart.

At Lewis House, you won’t find a shrine to Lewis. Our vision for campus is what we think he’d want: directed not towards him and his writings alone, but towards good, clear, Christian thinking.