15Jun

(Re-post) Discussion of Tolkien Biopic (Glyer and Dickieson)

IN THIS REPEAT: Reflections on the recent biopic Tolkien with Diana Glyer and Brenton Dickieson.

Tolkien_Biopic_Diana_and_Brenton_.jpgIn May 2019 a biopic on J.R.R. Tolkien, simply entitled Tolkien was released. While there has been no shortage of opinions on the film, I wanted to add some thoughts on it for those who follow this podcast. Two guests join me to share a hopeful perspective about the movie while acknowledging its shortcomings. They are Dr. Diana Glyer, a respected scholar on Tolkien and Lewis, and Brenton Dickieson who is a Lewis scholar nearing his completion of Ph.D. studies on Lewis.

 

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10Jun

(Re-Post) Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians (Dr. Chris R. Armstrong)

IN THIS REPEAT: An interview with Dr. Chris Armstrong about his book Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians




What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the Middle Ages? Maybe it would be better to ask when was the last time you even thought about the Medieval_Wisdom_for_Modern_Christians.jpAges? Probably not too recently. However, Dr. Chris R. Armstrong believes it's very important to consider this period of time. In fact, it's an age that C.S. Lewis was very familiar with and also encouraged others to consider. In Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians, Dr. Armstrong details a variety of areas every Christian should be open to learning about that can enhance one's spiritual growth.

 

5Jun

Discussion of Tolkien Biopic (Glyer and Dickieson)

Tolkien_Biopic_Diana_and_Brenton_.jpgIn May 2019 a biopic on J.R.R. Tolkien, simply entitled Tolkien was released. While there has been no shortage of opinions on the film, I wanted to add some thoughts on it for those who follow this podcast. Two guests join me to share a hopeful perspective about the movie while acknowledging its shortcomings. They are Dr. Diana Glyer, a respected scholar on Tolkien and Lewis, and Brenton Dickieson who is a Lewis scholar nearing his completion of Ph.D. studies on Lewis.

 

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2Jun

(Re-Post) Narnia Books Miniseries 06 The Magician’s Nephew

IN THIS REPEAT: Chatting about The Magician's Nephew from a podcast series on the Narnia books.




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This is the sixth of seven shows in a special series on the books in the Narnia series. Previously this program had not been share on All About Jack because it was created for another venture (that is now inactive). Returning to help co-host is Dr. Crystal Hurd. Dr. Lou Markos (author of On the Shoulders of Hobbits, Restoring Beauty and other titles) is the special guest to explore the book The Horse and His Boy. Feel free to leave questions or comments below. Next time The Last Battle will be discussed with Kevin Belmonte. 
 
Each show is basically divided into the following segments:
 
The Story Behind the Story
Short Summary of the Book
Favorite Characters Discussion
Unique Aspects of this Story
General Discussion (a variety of questions related to the book)
 
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30May

(Re-Post) Narnia Books Miniseries 05 The Horse and His Boy

IN THIS REPEAT: The Horse and His Boy is explored in the fifth of seven podcasts that discuss the BOOKS on Narnia. 



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This is the fifth in a special series on the books in the Narnia series. Previously this program had not been share on All About Jack because it was created for another venture (that is now inactive). Returning to help co-host are Paul Martin (from NarniaFans.com) and Dr. Crystal Hurd. Dr. Charlie Starr (author of Light: C.S. Lewis's First and Final Short Story and other titles) is the special guest to explore the book The Horse and His Boy. Feel free to leave questions or comments below. Next time The Magician's Nephew will be discussed with Dr. Louis Markos. 
 
Each show is basically divided into the following segments:
  • The Story Behind the Story
  • Short Summary of the Book
  • Favorite Characters Discussion
  • Unique Aspects of this Story
  • General Discussion (a variety of questions related to the book)
 
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26May

(Re-Post) Narnia Books Miniseries 04 The Silver Chair

IN THIS REPEAT: A look at the fourth published book in the Narnia series, The Silver Chair.



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This is the fourth in a special series on the books in the Narnia series. Previously this program had not been share on All About Jack because it was created for another venture (that is now inactive). Returning to help co-host are Paul Martin (from NarniaFans.com) and Dr. Crystal Hurd. Dr. David Downing (author of Into the Wardrobe and other titles) is the special guest to explore the book The Silver Chair. Feel free to leave questions or comments below. Next time the book The Horse and His Boy will be discussed with Dr. Charlie Starr. 
 
Each show is basically divided into the following segments:
 
The Story Behind the Story
Short Summary of the Book
Favorite Characters Discussion
Unique Aspects of this Story
General Discussion (a variety of questions related to the book)
 

23May

(Re-Post) Narnia Books Miniseries 03 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

IN THIS REPEAT: It's another Narnia book focus! The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is discussed.




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This is the third is a special series on the books in the Narnia series. Previously this program had not been share on All About Jack because it was created for another venture (that is now inactive). Returning to help co-host are Paul Martin (from NarniaFans.com) and Dr. Crystal Hurd. Will Vaus (author of The Hidden Story of Narnia and other titles) is the special guest to explore the book The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Feel free to leave questions or comments below. Next time the book The Silver Chair will be discussed with Dr. David Downing. 
 
Each show is basically divided into the following segments:
 
The Story Behind the Story
Short Summary of the Book
Favorite Characters Discussion
Unique Aspects of this Story
General Discussion (a variety of questions related to the book)
 
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21May

(Re-Post) Narnia Books Miniseries 02 Prince Caspian

IN THIS REPEAT: Let's not lose sight of the Narnia BOOKS with talk of a new movie...this show explores PRINCE CASPIAN.




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This is the second is a special series on the books in the Narnia series. Previously this podcast had not been share on All About Jack because it was created for another venture (that is now inactive). Returning to help co-host are Paul Martin (from NarniaFans.com) and Dr. Crystal Hurd. Dr. Devin Brown (author of Inside Prince Caspian and other titles) is the special guest to explore the book Prince Caspian. Feel free to leave questions or comments below. Next time the book The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be tackled with Will Vaus. 
 
Each show is basically divided into the following segments:
 
The Story Behind the Story
Short Summary of the Book
Favorite Characters Discussion
Unique Aspects of this Story
General Discussion (a variety of questions related to the book)

19May

(Re-Post) An Inklings Week in Oxford 2019

IN THIS REPEAT: At the time of this post it's just eight weeks until the 2019 Inklings Week in Oxford with Hal Poe and Don King.

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Oxford_2019_Week.jpgIt's time again for the Inklings Fellowship group to go to Oxford for a week and they want you to join them. Listen to the following podcast interview with Drs. Hal Poe and Don King as they give details about the event, which begins Sunday evening, July 21st and ends Friday evening, July 26th (2019). Confirmed speakers include Colin Duriez, Malcolm Guite, Don King, Hal Poe, and Nigel Goodwin. The theme for the week is "Of Fellowships and Rings: The Role of Friendship and Community in the Christian Life."

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18May

(Re-Post) Narnia Books Miniseries 01 LWW

IN THIS REPEAT: A special podcast devoted to the book version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe




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Back in 2013 I did a miniseries on The Chronicles of Narnia. For it there was one show for each of the seven books and a different special guest. Co-hosting with me for nearly all of the shows were Paul Martin from NarniaFans.com and Dr. Crystal Hurd.  Dr. Bruce Edwards discusses The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in this premiere episode. Feel free to leave questions or comments below. Next week Dr. Devin Brown will tackle Prince Caspian.
 
Each show is basically divided into the following segments:
 
The Story Behind the Story
Short Summary of the Book
Favorite Characters Discussion
Unique Aspects of this Story
General Discussion (a variety of questions related to the book)
 
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16May

(Re-Post) The Christian World of The Hobbit SERIES 05 (Dr. Devin Brown)

IN THIS REPEAT: The last in a five-part series on the book version of The Hobbit. 

 



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This is the fifth and final episode from my other podcast page on a special interview series with Dr. Devin Brown about his book The Christian World of The Hobbit. This show focuses on chapter five, "Response and Legacy." As before, Sørina Higgins joins William O'Flaherty to co-host.

13May

(Re-Post) The Christian World of The Hobbit SERIES 04 (Dr. Devin Brown)

IN THIS REPEAT: The 4th show from the series based on the book The Christian World of The Hobbit




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This is the fourth episode from my other podcast page on a special five-part interview series with  Dr. Devin Brown about his book The Christian World of The Hobbit. This show focuses on chapter four, "'I Don’t Think I Ought To': The Moral Landscape in The Hobbit." As before, Sørina Higgins joins William O'Flaherty to co-host. 

11May

(Re-Post) The Faun’s Bookshelf (Dr. Charlie Starr)

IN THIS REPEAT: An interview about The Faun's Bookshelf by Dr. Charlie Starr. A book released last year (2018).



Faun_s_Bookshelf.jpgThe Faun's Bookshelf is an interesting title that explores, as part of the subtitle reveals, "Why Myth Matters." Dr. Charlie Starr, the author, uses books C.S. Lewis mentions on Mr. Tumnus's bookshelf as the framework to examine what myth means and how it teaches us about reality. This interviewed was recorded on the campus of Taylor University the day before the 11th Frances W. Ewbank Colloquium, where he gave one of the keynote talks. Even though Charlie goes into a lot of deal about his book in this interview, you will learn even more about myth by purchasing his book (direct link given below). Speak thanks to Dr. Crystal Hurd who voiced the endorsement given at the start and also an except from Charlie's book.

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10May

(Re-Post) The Christian World of The Hobbit Series 03 (Dr. Devin Brown)

IN THIS REPEAT: The third of five shows about the book version of The Hobbit. 




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This is the third episode from my other podcast page on a special five-part interview series with  Dr. Devin Brown about his book The Christian World of The Hobbit. This show focuses on chapter three, "'Very Good for You': Purpose in The Hobbit." As before, Sørina Higgins joins William O'Flaherty to co-host.

8May

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

IN THIS REPEAT: 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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