31Jul

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 6

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IN THIS REPEAT: Episode six of 200 Seconds in Hell. It's about a secret the devils hope you don't know.

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What is the "best tool" in the Devil's toolbox? You might be surprised that it is the opposite of what you think it might be! Screwtape reveals the secret outright in the fourth letter, but the method is mentioned either directly or indirectly in 75% of the letters. This sixth episode of "200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis" points you to the information told to Wormwood to help you overcome the schemes of the devils.

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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30Jul

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

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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.

 

29Jul

(Re-Post) The Christian World of The Hobbit Series 02 (Dr. Devin Brown)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's the second of five shows dealing with the book version of The Hobbit. 




 

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This is the second episode from my other podcast page of a special short-term interview series first posted in late 2012 on The Christian World of The Hobbit with Dr. Devin Brown. Each show will focus on one of the chapters in the book. My special co-host for this project is Sørina Higgins. This episode is called "Providence in The Hobbit."

28Jul

(Re-Post) The Christian World of The Hobbit Series 01 (with Dr. Devin Brown)

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IN THIS REPEAT: The first of a five part short series focus on the book version of The Hobbit.




This is the debut episode from my other podcast page of a special short-term interview series on The Christian World of The Hobbit with Dr. Devin Brown. Each show will focus on one of the chapters in the book. My special co-host for this project is Sørina Higgins. This episode is called "An 'Essentially' Christian Story."
 
 

27Jul

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 5

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IN THIS REPEAT: The 5th episode of 200 Seconds series to encourage you to read The Screwtape Letters

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Democracy is a very important word here on Earth and in Hell. So much so, that the devils want to create confusion about what the word actually means. That's why their philological department is hard at work to keep the real meaning out of our minds. When you listen to the fifth episode of "200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis" you'll learn some of what Screwtape thinks about how the practical meaning of democracy can be twisted.

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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26Jul

(Re-Post) The Hobbit - Movies vs. the Book, Part 2

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IN THIS REPEAT: 

Here's the second part of a repeat discussing the book vs. the movies based on The Hobbit



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There is no shortage of opinions about the three films based on The Hobbit. Whether you love them or hate them, have you considered if they are can be considered good movies even if they are not faithful adaptations? Also, how close do they come to presenting the core themes of the book itself? In this second and final part part William O'Flaherty is again joined by Dr. Charlie Starr, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Brenton Dickieson to discuss whether or not one can still enjoy the movies despite their imperfections.

25Jul

(Re-Post) The Hobbit - Movies vs. the Book, Part 1

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IN THIS REPEAT: The first of a two-part round table discussion of The Hobbit - The book vs. The movies




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In book form The Hobbit has been available for nearly 80 years, but the third and final movie installment was just released late last year. No one suggests the three films are perfect adaptations, but how far off do they really miss the mark? William O’Flaherty is joined by Dr. Charlie Starr, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Brenton Dickieson to discuss whether or not one can still enjoy the movies despite their imperfections. This FIRST of two part discussion starts off with considering whether or not the three movies as a whole are better than the individual parts.

24Jul

(Re-post) WRL02 - Dymer

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IN THIS REPEAT; My last new show...about why you should read Lewis; this one about his poem Dymer.

Dymer_3_Covers_.jpgThis podcast focuses on one of the lesser known works by C.S. Lewis; a long narrative poem entitled Dymer. This show is part of an occasional series indirectly begun in 2016 and officially kicked-off this year, 2017. The series is called "Why Read Lewis," and the aim is to encourage you to read or re-read works written by Lewis. Today's program features just three individuals reflecting and/or summarizing Dymer. They are Dr. Jerry Root, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Dr. Don King.
Dymer was first published in 1926, prior to Lewis becoming a Christian and was later reprinted in 1950.

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23Jul

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 4

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IN THIS REPEAT: The forth episode of my short-term series that encourages you to read The Screwtape Letters.

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Do words matter? Of course they do! That's why Screwtape tells Wormwood to either suggest more negative sounding terms or expressions that people associate with things they don't like. Words like "complacency," "unselfishness" and "Puritanical" are help for Hell's purposes. In this four episode of "200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis" you'll be reminded about some of the ways the devils try to twist words to make it a weapon for their gain.

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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22Jul

(Re-Post) The Christian World of The Hobbit (Single Interview w/ Dr. Brown)

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IN THIS REPEAT: This is the single interview done with Dr. Devin Brown about his book The Christian World of The Hobbit. I also did a five part series on his book.

 

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Devin Brown has written several books dealing with The Chronicles of Narnia, and just releasing next month is The Christian World of The Hobbit. Devin is a Professor of English at Asbury University in Kentucky. William O'Flaherty had a chance to speak with him recently about the new book and some issues related to C.S. Lewis.
 

20Jul

(Re-Post) 18r Essay Chat - On Three Ways of Writing for Children (Brenton Dickieson)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An essay chat on the shorter work by Lewis called "On Three Ways of Writing for Children."




On_Three_Ways_of_Writing_for_Children.jpThis week is the final "catch-up" of a previous essay chat that hadn't yet been re-released since changing podcast hosting to Podbean in late 2014. In the early 1950's Lewis began releasing a series of books that he is most associated with now. Lewis gave a talk in 1952 when less than half of his Narnia stories were published. The name of the essay version is "On Three Ways of Writing for Children." Brenton Dickieson, a frequent podcast guest explores this shorter work with host William O'Flaherty. The best place to find the article version is in a collection called On Stories.

 

20Jul

(Re-Post) 2016 Podcast Recap

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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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18Jul

WRL02 - Dymer

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Dymer_3_Covers_.jpgThis podcast focuses on one of the lesser known works by C.S. Lewis; a long narrative poem entitled Dymer. This show is part of an occasional series indirectly begun in 2016 and officially kicked-off this year, 2017. The series is called "Why Read Lewis," and the aim is to encourage you to read or re-read works written by Lewis. Today's program features just three individuals reflecting and/or summarizing Dymer. They are Dr. Jerry Root, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Dr. Don King.
Dymer was first published in 1926, prior to Lewis becoming a Christian and was later reprinted in 1950.

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17Jul

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 3

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IN THIS REPEAT: A reminder of my 3rd episode of "200 Seconds in Hell" that is about humility. 

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Practicing humility can be a very humbling experience, one that might just lead to pride! At least that's what Wormwood is partly told he should try to make happen with his patient in The Screwtape Letters. In this third episode of "200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis" you'll be reminded about some of the ways the devils try to twist humility to make it a weapon for their gain.

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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16Jul

(Re-Post) 17r Essay Chat - Horrid Red Things (Dr. Charlie Starr)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's an essay chat with Dr. Charlie Starr about the shorter work entitled HORRID RED THINGS.




EC17r_-_Horrid_Red_Things.jpgAfter beginning an occasional series examining a single essay from Lewis in 2012 and doing more than a dozen that year, I ended up doing a lot fewer since that time. The following discussion with Dr. Charlie Starr was first released in April, 2013. It’s on the essay “Horrid Red Things.” The hope is that by listening to this essay chat you will want to read or re-read it. “Horrid Red Things” can be most easily found in a collection called God in the Dock. Charlie has been on several other shows since this essay chat. Be sure to check the links below to hear the other programs.

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