30Apr

(Re-Post) EC05r - The Seeing Eye with Will Vaus (Essay Chat)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Continuing to remind you of my essay chats. This is the fifth one I did. It's on "The Seeing Eye." It focus on just that essay. 


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The following is a repeat of an earlier essay chat I first posted in 2012. This is the fifth in an occasional series of programs examining a single shorter work by C.S. Lewis. Today Will Vaus is my guest, he has written a number of books related to C.S. Lewis. Below you can find links to some I've done an interview with him. In this program we explore "The Seeing Eye" which is most easily found in the book Christian Reflections.

27Apr

(Re-Post) EC04r - “Is Theology Poetry?” with Dr. Holly Ordway (Essay Chat)

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IN THIS REPEAT: "Is Theology Poetry?" - the fourth essay chat


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The following is a repeat of the fourth  "essay chat" program.  For those not familiar with it, the purpose of this show is to focus on a single essay (or similar shorter work) by C.S. Lewis and discuss it with another Lewis expert or enthusiast. The essay discusses is "Is Theology Poetry?" and my guest is  Dr. Holly Ordway.

 

 

 

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25Apr

(Re-Post) EC03r - “Period Criticism” with Kevin Belmonte (Essay Chat)

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IN THIS REPEAT: This is the third essay chat I ever did from my occasional series focusing on just a single shorter work by Lewis. Best selling author Kevin Belmonte is my guest. 

 

 
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In 2012 I started an occasional series of chats about a single essay by Lewis. The following is the third in that series of "essay chats." The shorter worker being explored today with Kevin Belmonte is "Period Criticism." Belmonte is the author of several books, including Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton. "Period Criticism" is found in On Stories.
 
 

 

23Apr

(Re-Post) EC02r - The Necessity of Chivalry with Dr. Bruce Johnson (Essay Chat)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's the second essay chat from my occasional series. My guest is Dr. Bruce Johnson and we explore one of Lewis's many shorter works. 


NecessityofChivalry.jpgIn 2012 I started an occasional series of chats about a single essy by Lewis. The following is the second one (and one of the more popular chats) I did with Dr. Bruce Johnson, the Associate Editor of Sehnsucht: The C.S. Lewis Journal. The essay we discussed was "The Necessity of Chivalry," which is found in Present Concerns.

21Apr

(Re-Post) EC01r - “Sometimes Fairy Stories…” with Dr. Holly Ordway (Essay Chat)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's a reminder of my occasional essay chat series with this re-post of the first one I did with Dr. Holly Ordway. Many people overlook the fact that Lewis work many shorter works. His essays are very enjoyable and cover a range of topics. 


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The following is a repeat of the debut series I've simply called an "essay chat." For those not familiar with it, the purpose of this program is to focus on a single essay (or similar shorter work) by C.S. Lewis and discuss it with another Lewis expert or enthusiast. This first one was done with Dr. Holly Ordway on the essay  "Sometimes Fairy Stories Say Best What's to be Said."

19Apr

(Re-Post) 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know (Terry Glaspey)

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In this repeat: A chat with Terry Glaspey about 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know. 




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Christians have been involved in making great Art (in the general sense of that word) for many centuries. While not all who were Believers lived a perfect life, what they created has been acknowledged to be great works, or "masterpieces." William O'Flaherty spoke with Terry Glaspey about this topic which is explored in his book 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know. Of course, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien are among them.
 
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17Apr

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis Institute Summer Conference 2018

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IN THIS REPEAT: Learn about a special event in June 2018 with Dr. Jerry Root.

CSLI_2018_Event_LOGO.jpgThe following is a conversation with Dr. Joel Woodruff of C.S. Lewis Institute. He is the president of that organization. The focus of the show is on their upcoming conference that will be held at the Wade Center at Wheaton College June 17-20. The theme is on "Communicating The Gospel C.S. Lewis Style." The plenary speaker is Dr. Jerry Root. Other speakers include Dr. Wayne Martindale and Marjorie Lamp Mead. Dr. Root and Dr. Martindale have previously been on All About Jack.

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15Apr

(Re-Post) The Inklings and King Arthur (Sørina Higgins)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My recent interview (Feb. 2018) with Sorina Higgins about the book she editted, The Inklilngs and King Arthur

Inklings_and_King_Arthur.jpgIf you have read a variety of writings from Lewis, Tolkien and their friends Charles Williams and Owen Barfield, then you know they had more than a passing interest in King Arthur. In the following podcast learn about a new book, edited by Sørina Higgins that explores the latest viewpoints on their Arthurian literature. This massive book (500+ pages) took over four years to complete and includes contributions from Brenton Dickieson, Malcolm Guite, Holly Ordway and Alyssa House-Thomas. The list of endorsers include Michael Ward, Don W. King and Colin Duriez.

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12Apr

(Re-Post) Taylor Colloquium 2018

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IN THIS REPEAT: Interview about 2018 Taylor Colloquium, May 31 - June 3.

2018_Taylor_NEW_alt.jpgThe following podcast is an interview with Dr. Joseph Ricke, who heads up by The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends at Taylor University. It is sponsoring the 11th Frances W. Ewbank Colloquium, May 31st - June 3rd, 2018. The C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society is joining in on this event. A variety of individuals will present papers and keynote speakers include Stephen Prickett, Crystal Downing, Ron Reed, Joe Christopher, Crystal Hurd, and Charlie Starr.

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9Apr

(Re-Post) Highlights Inklings Weekend 2016

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's highlights from three of the four talks from the 2016 Inklings Fellowship Weekend (there is a link below for the other talk).




Highlights_Inklings_Weekend_2016.jpgThere were three other great talks given as part of the Inklings Fellowship Weekend Retreat that was held in Montreat, NC at Montreat College.  The following is a show featuring excepts from each of the talks given by Don King, Dennis Beets and Hal Poe (in that order). Only about fifteen minutes of each presentation is shared. The theme of the retreat was "The Devil and C.S. Lewis." With just a musical transition between each, you will hear Don King dealing with A Preface to Paradise Lost, then highlights from Dennis Beets on Perelandra is next, and finally a portion of Hal Poe's talk about The Great Divorce. 

 

7Apr

(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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6Apr

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 8

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IN THIS REPEAT: The last new episode of 200 Seconds in Hell. 

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You know that the devils try to be sneaky and trick you, right? Did you know they might make you a glutton without eating any food? It's what Screwtape calls "gluttony of Delicacy" in the seventeenth letter. Just what is that? Learn all about it in this new short podcast that explores the themes in The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Don't forget to check out the other episodes by following the links below.

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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4Apr

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 7

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IN THIS REPEAT: The 7th 200 Seconds episode that is more about a secret weapon you should be aware of.

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Here's more about the secret weapon the devils try to use again us. Last time I introduced the topic by mentioning where it is told about in the fourth letter by Screwtape. In this seventh episode of "200 Seconds" I point out where it is mention is some way in the first and second letter. Don't forget to check out the other episodes by following the links below.

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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2Apr

(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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1Apr

(Re-Post) 2018 Inklings Weekend in Montreat

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IN THIS REPEAT: One last reminder about the the 2018 Inklings Weekend that begins April 6th.

2018_Inklings_Weekend.jpgInklings Weekend is soon approaching....it's Friday, April 6th until Sunday, April 8th in Montreat, NC at Montreat College (near Black Mountain). Dr. Hal Poe is the guest for this interview about the event. The theme for 2018 is "King Arthur and the Inklings." Speakers are Gavin Richardson, Rebecca Poe Hays, Dave Strong, Don King, and Hal Poe, along with Psallos (a musical group).

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