29Sep

(Re-Post) 75th Anniversary Reflections on The Screwtape Letters

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In this repeat: Earlier this year marked the 75th anniversary of the first letter from Screwtape; this is the first of two reflections on it by various individuals




Screwtape_Anniversary_Reflections.jpgAs this podcast is released it's the 75th anniversary of the very first letter from Screwtape. Before the book version of The Screwtape Letters was published in 1942, The Guardian (a church publication that is no longer published) released the letters weekly, starting on May 2, 1941. What follows are short reflections from a variety of individuals about the landmark material that was Lewis' first claim to fame. Comments are from Dr. Bruce Edwards, Dr. Jerry Root, Brenton Dickieson, Andrew Lazo, Christin Ditchfield, Rev. Dr. Bruce R. Johnson, Mark Wallace Maguire, Dr. Don King, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Sandy Smith. Follow the links below to learn more about them.

27Sep

(Video LINK) Dr. Don King - “Warnie Lewis and WWI”

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Couldn't make it to Oxford for the Inklings Week in Oxford? Now you can watch another plenary talk. This one is given by Don King; the title was "Warnie Lewis and WWI."
The video (and audio) was done on my Samsung Note 4 phone! 

FOLLOW THIS LINK:
https://youtu.be/38oslaHRir8

25Sep

(Re-Post) Light: C.S. Lewis’s First and Final Short Story (Dr. Charlie Starr)

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In this repeat: The last "new" show I posted this week that was actually an earlier program from 2012 that hadn't been shared on my PodBean hosting.




Light_-_1st_and_Final.jpgThis book interview is from 2012, but it had not yet been featured here since changing the podcast audio hosting. It is a conversation with Dr. Charlie W. Starr and his book Light: C.S. Lewis's First and Final Short Story. It tells the story of how a manuscript surfaced that appeared to be a different version of a short story called "The Man Born Blind." The book reveals the results of his investigation and includes several interpretations of "Light." The interview was recorded at the 2012 C.S. Lewis Colloquium at Taylor University.


22Sep

(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 three months ago 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.

20Sep

(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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19Sep

Light: C.S. Lewis’s First and Final Short Story (Dr. Charlie Starr)

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Light_-_1st_and_Final.jpgThis book interview is from 2012, but it had not yet been featured here since changing the podcast audio hosting. It is a conversation with Dr. Charlie W. Starr and his book Light: C.S. Lewis's First and Final Short Story. It tells the story of how a manuscript surfaced that appeared to be a different version of a short story called "The Man Born Blind." The book reveals the results of his investigation and includes several interpretations of "Light." The interview was recorded at the 2012 C.S. Lewis Colloquium at Taylor University.



18Sep

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

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In this repeat: My last new show...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.



15Sep

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

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In this repeat: It's another Narnia book anniversary! The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was published on September 15, 1952.




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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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13Sep

(Re-Post) 75th Anniversary Reflections on The Screwtape Letters

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In this repeat: The first anniversary reflection podcast I did on The Screwtape Letters that was originally posted in May, 2016




Screwtape_Anniversary_Reflections.jpgAs this podcast is released it's the 75th anniversary of the very first letter from Screwtape. Before the book version of The Screwtape Letters was published in 1942, The Guardian (a church publication that is no longer published) released the letters weekly, starting on May 2, 1941. What follows are short reflections from a variety of individuals about the landmark material that was Lewis' first claim to fame. Comments are from Dr. Bruce Edwards, Dr. Jerry Root, Brenton Dickieson, Andrew Lazo, Christin Ditchfield, Rev. Dr. Bruce R. Johnson, Mark Wallace Maguire, Dr. Don King, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Sandy Smith. Follow the links below to learn more about them.


12Sep

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

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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.


10Sep

(Re-Post) The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition (2016R)

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In this repeat: Another reminder about a previous interview about The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition.




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Back in 2014 I first released this interview with Paul McCusker about The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition that had only been release a few months before that show was posted. I had yet to share this conversation again since moving my podcast hosting to Podbean, so it has been unavailable for awhile. This year (2016) is the 75th  anniversary of the letters first appearing in a small church publication before they came out in book form in the UK in 1942. So, it seem especially important to share interview again because of this fact. Learn how Paul became involved in this project and what information you will and won't see in it. 

9Sep

(Re-Post) Lost C.S. Lewis Recording Discovered

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In this repeat: The first news from last December (2015) about the discovery of a lost recording from Lewis.




LostRecordingLewis.jpgSOME ARE HAVING TROUBLE PLAYING THE FILE. IF YOU DO TRY THIS LINK:


http://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-y7dti-5ab3e6/download

Incredible news of a LOST recording of C.S. Lewis was mentioned as part of an upcoming interview with Dr. Hal Poe about An Inklings Week in Oxford. During the conversation it was revealed that Christianity Today will soon post an article about Hal's discovery of a previously unknown recording C.S. Lewis did before his radio talks on the BBC. When the article for Christianity Today post I'll post a link below. Also, be sure to catch the entire interview with Hal (and guest Dr. Don King) about the retreat in Oxford where you can hear the actual recording that was found. Listen to the portion of the interview about the lost recording in this special advanced excerpt.

7Sep

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

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In this repeat: It's the anniversary of The Silver Chair, so enjoy this previous podcast.



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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)


6Sep

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

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In this repeat: The Horse and His Boy was published on Sept. 6, 1954...here's a previous podcast about just that book.




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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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5Sep

(Re-Post) Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Bruce Edwards

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In this repeat: Remember the late Dr. Bruce Edwards as today (Sept. 5) would have been his birthday. 




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As this is posted most of you who are familiar with Dr. Bruce Edwards know he died unexpected on October 28, 2015. I learned of the news while attend the C.S. Lewis Foundation's Fall Retreat at Camp Allen. Many attending were close friends (professionally and personally) and so I records some brief thoughts with them. Then I caught up with a couple other people I knew were well acquainted with him to have them share some reflections as well. I'm sure I missed several who knew Bruce and had been on my show previously. Speaking of being on All About Jack, Bruce was a frequent guest and even this year he had been on a couple of two-part episodes (they are listed below).  In additional to the link for this podcast, be sure to listen to the memorial service and the final podcast that Bruce did from his own online show.  

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