The Eagle and Child Pub, where the Inklings often met.

Years ago, a group of English writers gathered on Tuesdays in local pubs to discuss the progress on their works in progress.  The group, which included J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, became known as the Inklings.  While many of the Inklings were theists and Christians, they did count several irreligious members in their number.

The New Inklings is a blog that references the makeup of this original group of literary giants and the nature of their gatherings–a forum to discuss ideas.  It is the continuation of an ongoing conversation between myself and a friend who is an agnostic.  Our families became great friends soon after we moved to NC.  After a Halloween party my friend hosted, she told us, “You guys are cool.  We feel like we can discuss spirituality with you.”  Over the ensuing months, this ongoing conversation sprouted.  We decided to launch a blog to both keep the conversation going and to include others in on it.

The New Inklings, then, is a blog about religion, or the lack there-of.  So pull up a stool, pour a glass, and join the conversation.  You can check them out here.