27Jan

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis and His Circle (Roger White)

In this repeat: A various authors work with writings from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society.




LewisandHisCircleWhite.jpgIt's been years since there has been a book featuring contributions from so many people who knew C.S. Lewis. That's the treat in store for you if you get a copy of C.S. Lewis and His Circle, it's a collection of essays and memories presented at the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society. The group began in 1982 and they have had many speakers who were personal friends with Lewis.  I recently chatted with Roger White, one of the editors, about this collection that is new for 2015. The addresses are arranged into two main sections: Essays and Memoirs. The Essays section is divided further into “Philosophy and Theology” and “Literature.” And the Memoirs are subdivided into ones about Lewis and then material that is more about his Inklings friends. 

 

24Jan

(Re-Post) Writing Tips from Lewis and Tolkien (King and Poe)

IN THIS REPEAT:  A chat with Drs. Don King and Hal Poe on writing.  

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What can a person learn about how to improve one's writing from C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien? That was the subject Dr. Don King and Dr. Hal Poe addressed in a session I moderated to kick off a Creative Writing Festival held for high school students at Montreat College on March 31, 2017. This was held just prior to the start of and apart from the Inklings Fellowship Weekend Retreat. At the last minute it ended up being recorded and the results were better than expected, so I thought I'd share the enjoyable time I had with Don and Hal chatting about Lewis and Tolkien in relation to writing. Note that below is are links to an online list of Lewis' works as well as a handout that Dr. King makes reference to that you might find useful.

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23Jan

(Re-Post) Keynote Highlights Taylor Colloquium 2016

IN THIS REPEAT: From the 2016 event at Taylor University ...parts of the keynote talks from Taylor 2016 Colloquium.




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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22Jan

(Re-Post) Taylor Colloquium 2016 Panel Discussion

IN THIS REPEAT: The last panel discussion from the 2016 Taylor Colloquium.




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What follows is the panel discussion from the 2016 Taylor Colloquium that was held at Taylor University in Indiana just a few weeks ago.  Joe Ricke moderated the session with the featured keynote speakers, Diana Glyer, Colin Duriez, and Sorina Higgins. Those attending will recall that Carol Zaleski joined in via the Internet, however the quality of the audio on my recording was too poor to include; so none of her comments are included in this podcast. Other than that, all of the panel discussion content is provided in the show.
 

19Jan

Taylor Colloquium 2018 Panel Discussion, pt. 2

IN THIS REPEAT: The first of two shows featuring the panel discussion from Taylor 2018.

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2018_Panel_pt_2_TAYLOR.jpgWhat follows is the second and final part of the panel discussion that was originally recorded as part of the Lewis and Friends Colloquium held at Taylor University (Upland IN) May 31 – June 3 2018. The Biennial colloquium attracted over 150 participants for keynote lectures, paper presentations, workshops, round-table discussions, and creative presentations on the theme “The Faithful Imagination.” Joe Ricke moderated the session with these keynote speakers: Stephen Prickett, Crystal Downing, Joe Christopher, Crystal Hurd, and Charlie Starr. The remaining questions from Joe Ricke are shared, along with three questions that came from the audience. ALSO, at the end of this podcast, I share some audio from a special session that discussed an unpublished story from C.S. Lewis entitled "The Quest for Belharis."

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18Jan

Taylor Colloquium 2018 Panel Discussion, pt. 1

IN THIS REPEAT: The first of two shows featuring the panel discussion from Taylor 2018.

2018_Panel_pt_1r_TAYLOR.jpgWhat follows is the first part of the panel discussion that was originally recorded as part of the Lewis and Friends Colloquium held at Taylor University (Upland IN) May 31 – June 3, 2018. The Biennial colloquium attracted over 150 participants for keynote lectures, paper presentations, workshops, round-table discussions, and creative presentations on the theme “The Faithful Imagination.” Joe Ricke moderated the session with these keynote speakers: Stephen Prickett, Crystal Downing, Joe Christopher, Crystal Hurd, and Charlie Starr. Even though each of these individuals was all present in the auditorium where the event was held, some did have to share a microphone and so, on occasion, the audio quality is briefly not as clear.

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14Jan

(Re-Post) Taylor Colloquium Keynote Highlights 2018 - pt. 3 of 3

IN THIS REPEAT: The THIRD and final show featuring keynote highlights from the 2018 Taylor Colloquium.

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13Jan

(Re-Post) Taylor Colloquium Keynote Highlights 2018 - pt. 2 of 3

IN THIS REPEAT: The second of three shows of keynote highlights from Taylor 2018.

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12Jan

(Re-Post) Taylor Colloquium Keynote Highlights 2018 - pt. 1 of 3

2018_Highlights_1_TAYLOR.jpgIN THIS REPEAT: The second of three shows of keynote highlights from Taylor 2018.

 

Here's another podcast featuring content from the recent 2018 Taylor Colloquium. This time it's highlights from two keynote addresses. This one features about ten minutes each from Stephen Prickett and Charlie Starr. Prickett's topic was "Informing the Inklings: C.S. Lewis's Debt to George MacDonald." Starr spoke on "From The Faun's Bookshelf: Myth and Meaning." Four other talks were given and will be shared as well; the notes below will be updated with links to them when they are available. Below are links to the two-part panel discussion.

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10Jan

(Re-Post) 2017 Podcast Review

IN THIS REPEAT: My review of podcasts from 2017. Keep reading →

6Jan

(Re-Post) CSLIS 2015 Panel Discussion (Part Two)

IN THIS REPEAT: Here's the second and final part of the 2015 panel discussion with Diana Glyer and Jerry Root.





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This is the second and final part of the panel discussion from the 2015 C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society (CSLIS) Conference that was at the end of March. The keynote speakers were Dr. Jerry Root and Dr. Diana Glyer. William O'Flaherty  moderated the session that was held at Grove City College (in PA) this year (the annual conference is at a different location each year). Here are the questions addressed for this segment:
 
  1. Where does Lewis derive his authority for his ideas?
  2. What was Lewis's beliefs about Universalism?
  3. What advice could you give on the writing process and the preparation of and introduction to Christian apologetics for someone wanting to be an author?
  4. Why did the Lewis/Tolkien friendship breakdown?
  5. What would you advise a student considering whether or not to do a graduate degree?
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4Jan

(Re-Post) CSLIS 2015 Panel Discussion (Part One)

IN THIS REPEAT: Here's the first of a two-part Q&A I did with Diana Glyer and Jerry Root in 2015




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Dr. Jerry Root and Dr. Diana Glyer were the keynote speakers for the 18th Annual Conference of the C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society (CSLIS) which is held at a different location each year. For 2015, it was at Grove City College (in PA) at the end of March. This is the first of a two-part episode that was moderated by William O'Flaherty. Here are the questions addressed for this segment:
 
  • Tell us about your first encounter with the writings of C.S. Lewis...how old were you and what were your impressions?
  • What daily habit would you recommend for those growing in their appreciation of literature and the literary arts?
  • Owen Barfield, of the seven authors collection at the Wade Center is one of the least read and discussed..so, what works should a person begin with?
  • I heard Jerry Root recommend Dymer (poetry book by Lewis); why do you and any thoughts on Spirits in Bondage?
  • Would you suggest a reading schedule for a young scholar; and ideal and practical one?
  • Where do we see Joy's influence and/or contributions in Till We Have Faces?

1Jan

(Re-Post) 2014 Recap, Part TWO

IN THIS REPEAT: A look back at the new podcasts from the second half of 2014.




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This is the second of a two-part reflection reviewing some of the podcasts I did over the past year. Previously I did a recap on shows posted through July. This episode picks up in August (when I began to have the audio files host at the new location. As before I mention all the new shows (there were 19) and share a except from most of them. If you check the archive, however, you will notice many older shows were added to the new location and I will continue to do that during 2015. Feel free to leave a comment telling me about your favorite show or make a suggestion of a potential guest.

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31Dec

(Re-Post) 2014 Recap, Part ONE

2014Recap1.jpgIN THIS REPEAT:  I decided to re-share 2014's recap of the shows I posted that year. This is the first of those two podcasts:



I had thirty-four new shows posted in 2014 (thirty-six if you count this and next week's show!). The following is the first of a two-part recap/reflection on the programs that were released in the last year. This segment spotlights shows done through July of this year before I changed the location of the hosting of All About Jack. At this time not all shows that were released at the old location have been re-released at the new site. Thus, a few excerpts I share in this recap aren't available at this time, but will be in the next few weeks and links will be added later. Feel free to leave a comment telling me about your favorite show or make a suggestion of a potential guest.

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28Dec

(Re-Post) 2016 Podcast Recap

IN THIS REPEAT: If you are new to my podcast, here's a great way to learn about all the new ones I did in 2016.




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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