30Sep

(Re-Post) Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 4

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IN THIS REPEAT: My last new show, the fourth in a series on Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions about him.

Podcast_EXPLORING_-_4.jpgThis is the fourth podcast episode in the series on "Misquotes and Misconceptions." Returning guest host for this show is Corey Latta. Previously he helped with the second program and he was also interviewed about a book he wrote entitled C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing (link below). This time he asks William O'Flaherty questions about quotations credited to Lewis that are mostly close to what he did write. These are usually paraphrases of what Lewis wrote. The key words of those sayings are listed below (that also link to an article online) to help you better understand the quote in question.

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29Sep

(Re-Post) Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 3

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IN THIS REPEAT: My third of a six part series dealing with misquotes and misconceptions. 

Podcast_EXPLORING_-_3.jpgThis is the third podcast episode in the series on "Misquotes and Misconceptions." Guest host for this show is Rev. David Beckmann. Previously he was interviewed about a video series he produced entitled C.S. Lewis on Prayer (link below). This time he asks William O'Flaherty questions about quotations credited to Lewis that he did not write. You will find the key words of those sayings listed below (that also link to an article online) about the quote in question. Also, in the show itself, actual quotes from Lewis are shared that are the closest thing he said on the given topic.

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28Sep

(Re-Post) Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 2

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IN THIS REPEAT: My second show of a six-part series aboiut misquotes and misconceptions.

Podcast_EXPLORING_-_2.jpgThis podcast episode continues the series begun last time. Guest host for this second show is Dr. Corey Latta. Previously he was interviewed about a book he wrote entitled C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing (link below). This time he asks William O'Flaherty questions about quotations credited to Lewis that he did not write. You will find the key words of those sayings listed below (that also link to an article online) about the quote in question. Also with most of the expressions, in the show itself, it is revealed the closest thing Lewis said on the subject.

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27Sep

(Re-Post) Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 1

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IN THIS REPEAT: The last new show; the debut episode of the series Explorling Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions.

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If you have been on social media over the last few years then you have probably seen a quotation attributed to Lewis from someone that you wondered if he actually wrote. That happen to me time and time again; so much that I began to collect them as I researched whether or not Lewis wrote the quote in question. That led to a blog series examining each quotation (see link below). More recently I began collecting information related to the life of Lewis and his writings that are misunderstood and started a blog series on this (link also below). This led me to considering what you now see, the first of a six-part episode chatting about these topics. This initial show provides an overview of all the subjects address in the other programs. Guest host for today is Dr. Crystal Hurd.

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25Sep

Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 6

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Podcast_EXPLORING_-_6.jpgThis is the sixth and final podcast episode in the series on "Misquotes and Misconceptions." Returning guest host for this show is Dr. Crystal Hurd. Previously she help with the debut show in this series and has been on the podcast several other times (see link below). Today she helps William O'Flaherty explore the claim that C.S. Lewis was a Universalist and then material previously covered is reviewed. The topics are listed below (that also link to an article online) to help you better understand the issue that is addressed.

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24Sep

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

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IN THIUS 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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23Sep

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

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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?

22Sep

(Re-Post) Inklings Fellowship 2015 Panel Discussion

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's a short panel discussion from the 2015 Inklings Fellowship.




IFRetreatPANEL2015.jpgThe following is the panel discussion from the 2015 Inklings Fellowship (IF) Weekend Retreat. It was just held on Sunday, April 19th at Montreat College in North Carolina. William O'Flaherty moderated the time with guests, Colin Duriez, Dr. Crystal Hurd, Dr. Don King and Carolyn Curtis. All but Carolyn was one of the speakers at the retreat (she has a forthcoming book related to the weekend theme). While the time allotted to the panel was much shorter than typical, they are able to address seven questions that include how Lewis's idea of the fantastic inspires one's faith and advise for women show study Lewis and the Inklings.

21Sep

(Re-Post) The Oxford Inklings (Colin Duriez)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Interview with Colin Duriez about his book The Oxford Inklings.




TheOxfordInklings.jpgColin Duriez has written about C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien many times over his writing career as an expert on the two. But only this year (2015) has he come out with a book exploring the two of them along with a group of other friends who often met twice a week. The Oxford Inklings takes a look at the origins of this group that is often falsely called a "writer's group." In this chat with William O'Flaherty, he explains why it was much more while giving insightful details about the lives of the key members of this influential circle.

 

20Sep

(Re-Post) Discussing Mere Christianity (Dr. Devin Brown)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Details about an eight week guide to Mere Christianity 




DiscussingMereChristianity.jpgSaying Mere Christianity is a book that has influence millions of people would not only be obvious, but also an understatement! Yet, despite it's nearly universal appeal, there are those who have difficulty "getting into it." This might be because the material is over 70 years old (they were first radio talks in the 1940's) and they were mostly aimed at a British audience. That was part of the motivation behind the creation of Discussing Mere Christianity that is available as an eight-part video and study guide (each can be purchased separately or together). The DVD is hosted by Eric Metaxas and the study guide was written by Dr. Devin Brown. While not an in-depth study, it focuses on key aspects of Lewis's landmark book. Various experts lead the actual sessions that are just under 25 minutes. They are Dr. Alister McGrath, Dr. Jerry Root, Philip Yancey, Dr. Diana Glyer, Dr. Joseph Pearce and Dr. Devin Brown.

 

19Sep

(Re-Post) Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 5

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IN THIS REPEAT: The 5th podcast from the six-part series; it focuses on misconceptions.

Podcast_EXPLORING_-_5.jpgThis is the fifth podcast episode in the series on "Misquotes and Misconceptions." Returning guest host for this show is Rev. David Beckmann. Previously he was interviewed about a video series he produced entitled C.S. Lewis on Prayer (link below). This time he asks William O'Flaherty questions about a couple of confusing aspects of Lewis' life. The topics are listed below (that also link to an article online) to help you better understand the issue that is questioned.

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17Sep

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

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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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15Sep

(Re-Post) The Screwtape Letters Stage Production (2015r)

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In this repeat: Sharing again my interview with Max McLean about his Screwtape stage play.




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Max McLean's stage production of The Screwtape Letters has been a hit in major cities across the United States. The play features Screwtape (frequently performed by McLean) and his assistant, Toadpipe in a witty adaptation of the book. William O'Flaherty spoke with him back in 2013 about this work and related matters, including the stage version of The Great Divorce that began touring since the original posting of this interview. Follow the appropriate link below to see when either is at a city near you.
 
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14Sep

(Re-Post) A Life Observed (with Dr. Devin Brown)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Another interview from 2013; the final major biography on Lewis from that year. This one is with Dr. Devin Brown, author of several popular Inklings-related books. 


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This is the third and last new biography on C.S. Lewis for 2013, the 50th anniversary of his death. This episode is with Dr. Devin Brown and his book entitled A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis. Previously Devin has been my guest speaking about The Christian World of The Hobbit
 

13Sep

Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 5

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Podcast_EXPLORING_-_5.jpgThis is the fifth podcast episode in the series on "Misquotes and Misconceptions." Returning guest host for this show is Rev. David Beckmann. Previously he was interviewed about a video series he produced entitled C.S. Lewis on Prayer (link below). This time he asks William O'Flaherty questions about a couple of confusing aspects of Lewis' life. The topics are listed below (that also link to an article online) to help you better understand the issue that is questioned.

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