20Jan

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis Society of California

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IN THIS REPEAT: Details about the C.S. Lewis Society of California


LewisSocietyofCalifornia.jpgC.S. Lewis societies have existed for a number of years. They range in size from a few dozen or less members to hundreds of members. Some have been around for a short time and others have decades of longevity behind them. Based out of Oakland in the U.S., the C.S. Lewis Society of California has been around for many years. It is an independent, non-profit, Christian, educational and cultural organization interested in events, publications, and other developments that advance deeper understanding of the enduring philosophical, cultural, historical, literary, spiritual, social, and economic issues of mankind. William O'Flaherty recently spoke with  David Theroux, the president of the group. 

20Jan

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis Blog (Zach Kincaid)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Learn about the official C.S. Lewis Blog with my guest, Zach Kincaid.

Did yoLewisBlogZach2016.jpgu know there is an official website for C.S. Lewis? If you've only casually stop by it then you may have thought its sole purpose was to sell books from him. While that IS the main purpose, if you look carefully you'll see there's a special blog available through the site that features a lot of interesting articles. So, to help you learn about this part of the site Zach Kincaid is my guest to discuss it, as well as some about the official Lewis group on Facebook. 

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18Jan

(Re-Post) Battlefield of the Mind: Examining Screwtape’s Preferred Method (William O’Flaherty)

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In this repeat: Here's the talk I did at Taylor elaborating on a few more of Screwtape's "preferred method."




Battle_of_the_Mind_William_Taylor_2016_.I just gave the following short talk on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Taylor University Colloquium. My brief presentation was part of a variety of academic papers that was presented  there. In it I explore the 13th through the 17th letters from The Screwtape Letters to reveal where an often overlooked "preferred method" of the devils is suggested. Previously I spoke on the initial twelve letters (see link below) when I gave a keynote address at the Inklings Fellowship Weekend Retreat at Montreat College. The material from both is adapted and an expansion of material from my first book, C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell: A Companion and Study Guide to The Screwtape Letters. While I do give a summary of the unique aspects of my book, the main focus of the talk is about the devils' "preferred method" to keep us from living up to God's potential. Visit my website to contact me about giving this talk or a three or four part presentation on all of the places this method is mentioned or alluded to.

17Jan

200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 2

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Laughter is a funny business and you can learn more about its causes in this second episode of "200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis." If you are just learning about this short-term podcast then be sure to also listen to the debut show that overviews my focus on The Screwtape Letters.

2017 is the 75th anniversary of when The Screwtape Letters was first published. So, why not read it again! And consider getting my enhanced study guide to help you enjoy it even more. Get a free 20 page PDF sample of my book via ScrewtapeCompanion.com. 

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16Jan

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis - Episode 1

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In this repeat: The debut episode of my new short-term podcast series focusing on The Screwtape Letters.

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Welcome to the premier episode of the podcast "200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis." It focuses on highlighting the classic book The Screwtape Letters. The first show, however, serves more as an introduction to the type of information that will normally be covered. Being a podcast you need to click the link above to hear it. For the moment I'm including it on my All About Jack podcast feed, so you can follow it either on my Podbean page or via my iTunes feeds (see links below).

This series will be short-term. That is, while I'm not sure how many episodes will be done, it won't go on forever.

2017 is the 75th anniversary of when The Screwtape Letters was first published. So, why not read it again!

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15Jan

(Re-Post) 2016 Podcast Recap

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In this repeat: My recent 2016 recap.




2016_Podcast_Recap.jpgDuring 2016 I shared a variety of shows on my All About Jack podcast. While less than thirty were brand new, close to fifteen I shared had not been available previously at the location where I now have my audio files hosted. Below you'll find a list of the programs that weren't tied to just 2016 (that is, events held during that year). In the past two years I did a two-part show that shared brief excerpts from nearly all of the totally new show, but frankly I just didn't have the time to do that. So, be sure to look over the list to discover podcasts you might have missed or want to hear again. Additionally, in 2016 I began to post in my iTunes and Podbean feed older shows, or reminders of programs from the current year. What you'll hear in this podcast is a couple of highlights from three shows that showcase the variety of programs I had.

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14Jan

(Re-Post) Shining Light on Screwtape’s Darkest Secret (William O’Flaherty)

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In this repeat: Here is a talk I gave in early April, 2016 about a running theme in The Screwtape Letters.




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I just gave the following talk on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Inklings Fellowship Weekend Retreat that was held in Montreat, NC at Montreat College. It was also the public debut of my first book C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell: A Companion and Study Guide to The Screwtape Letters. While I do give a summary of the unique aspects of my book, the main focus of the talk is about the devils' secret weapon that is mentioned in nearly all of the letters. My book just list them, but this presentation provides more details and gives a practical application to one's life. Visit my website to contact me about giving this talk or a three or four part presentation on all of the places this weapon is mentioned or alluded to.

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12Jan

200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis - Episode 1

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Welcome to the premier episode of the podcast "200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis." It focuses on highlighting the classic book The Screwtape Letters. The first show, however, serves more as an introduction to the type of information that will normally be covered. Being a podcast you need to click the link above to hear it. For the moment I'm including it on my All About Jack podcast feed, so you can follow it either on my Podbean page or via my iTunes feeds (see links below).

This series will be short-term. That is, while I'm not sure how many episodes will be done, it won't go on forever.

2017 is the 75th anniversary of when The Screwtape Letters was first published. So, why not read it again!

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12Jan

(Re-Post) COMPLETE Walter Hooper Interview 2016

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In this repeat: My recent interview with Walter Hooper from summer 2016.




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The following is the complete interview (nearly 60 minutes) with Walter Hooper. It was recording in his home on July 20, 2016. As you likely know, Walter has been the central figure since the death of C.S. Lewis in making sure Lewis' writing that were published in his life were reprinted and also Hooper has edited the majority of material from Lewis that was previously unpublished. His C.S. Lewis - A Companion and Guide gives the best single volume summary of the works of Lewis and key facts about his life.
 

9Jan

2016 Podcast Recap

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2016_Podcast_Recap.jpgDuring 2016 I shared a variety of shows on my All About Jack podcast. While less than thirty were brand new, close to fifteen I shared had not been available previously at the location where I now have my audio files hosted. Below you'll find a list of the programs that weren't tied to just 2016 (that is, events held during that year). In the past two years I did a two-part show that shared brief excerpts from nearly all of the totally new show, but frankly I just didn't have the time to do that. So, be sure to look over the list to discover podcasts you might have missed or want to hear again. Additionally, in 2016 I began to post in my iTunes and Podbean feed older shows, or reminders of programs from the current year. What you'll hear in this podcast is a couple of highlights from three shows that showcase the variety of programs I had.

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29Dec

(Re-Post) 2015 Recap, Part TWO

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In this repeat: The second of a two-part recap of shows from *2015* - Reflections on 2016 shows coming soon. 

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This is the second of a two-part show reflecting on the new podcasts I posted in 2015. As noted previously, last year was very busy ...almost 40 new shows (or never available via AAJ) were released. In this final recap for last year I finish out my reflection on the remaining programs not covered in the previous episode. Speaking of, if you haven't heard it then be sure to listen. A direct link is provided below. As I did last time, I briefly describe the new shows and then for most of them I provide an excerpt from it. Plus, below you will find direct links to hear the entire podcast of those shows.

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28Dec

(Re-Post) 2015 Recap, Part One

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In this repeat: Last year (2015) had many good shows! As I work on the reflection for this year, see how many shows from 2015 you've heard in this first of a two-part recap.

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2015RecapPartONE.jpg2015 was a busier year than even last year for releasing brand new shows, or episodes that had never been posted on the AAJ hosting location. Nearly 40 shows fall under that category, as I released an average of more than one show a week when you count re-releases.

 
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22Dec

(Re-Post) Not God’s Type (Dr. Holly Ordway)

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Dr. Holly Ordway was an atheist who came to believe in Christianity. Here's a repeat of her story from my chat with her in 2014



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In late 2011 I spoke with Dr. Holly Ordway about Not God's Type (which first came out in 2010). A new edition was just release (2014) that elaborates further on her conversion from atheism and further developments since becoming a Christian. Hers is a fascinating story that will be interesting to all. Learn how the writings of C.S. Lewis prepared her in many ways to come to faith and then grow as a believer. 

19Dec

(Re-Post) Essay Chat 19 – Screwtape Proposes a Toast (Brenton Dickieson)

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“Screwtape Proposes a Toast” is an essay that is indirectly a follow-up to the successful book The Screwtape Letters. Brenton Dickieson joins William O’Flaherty for an essay chat on this insightful piece that Wormwood never got to hear. It was first published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1959 (see below for a link to read it online) before being reprinted several times. The best place to get in print is either in The World’s Last Night or some editions of The Screwtape Letters. This is part of an occasional series exploring a single essay by Lewis to encourage you to read (or re-read) it and other essays by him that are often neglected.

Listen to Other Shows Brenton Has Been On:

18Dec

(Re-Post) Keynote Highlights Taylor Colloquium 2016

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In this repeat: From about six months ago...parts of the keynotes from Taylor 2016




Taylor_2016_Highlights.jpgHere's another podcast featuring content from the recent 2016 Taylor Colloquium. This time it's highlights from each of the three keynote addresses. That is, about fifteen minutes  of the talks are provided in this show. You'll hear Diana Glyer first as she talks about the process of writing and how Lewis and Tolkien often differed. Next is Sornia Higgins' presentation on the life of Charles Williams and finally, the last third of this podcast comes from Colin Duriez's speech on the critical friendship of Lewis and Owen Barfield. Please note that the last talk by Colin is more difficult to understand, as the place it was recorded in was different than the others and it turned out worse than expected.

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