5Jul

Deeper Magic (Dr. Donald T. Williams)

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Deeper_Magic.jpgWhile C.S. Lewis is known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, it's difficult to find specifics about what he believed in some aspects of Theology. This is not unusual because he wasn't a Theologian, even though he did manage to help many understand various theological issues. Fortunately, a new book by Dr. Donald T. Williams, entitled Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C.S. Lewis tackles the topic. This podcast interview provides an overview of his book that not only summarizes Lewis' views but also gives an analysis of them. Dr. Williams has previously been on All About Jack with a couple of podcasts featuring two different talks that related to the subject.

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4Jul

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis as Theologian (Dr. Don Williams)

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IN THIS REPEAT: I'm posting a new interview with Dr. Don Williams soon about a book that he briefly spoke about a couple years ago. Here's that talk:

 

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The focus of this podcast is a talk that Dr. Donald Williams gave recently that was a paper presented at Taylor University earlier this year (2014) as part of the 9th Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends. Dr. Williams explores the challenges faced when consider Lewis as a theologian. The material is the ground work for a book he is working and in it he share why such an examination is needed. 

3Jul

(Re-Post) 11-12r Essay Chat - The Vision of John Bunyan (Kevin Belmonte)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An essay chat on the shorter work "The Vision of John Bunyan." The essay was first published on December 13, 1962.




TheVisionofJohnBunyan.jpg"The Vision of John Bunyan" was the topic for my 11th and 12th essay chat back in 2012. For this re-release I combined the shows because together they are just over twenty minutes. Kevin Belmonte, who joined me for the third essay chat (and other shows) returned for this discussion. As always, in addition to exploring several key points in the article, you will learn background information about it, as well as related articles or books on a similar topic. "The Vision of John Bunyan" is best found in Selected Literary Essays (a title that was re-issued in paperback and made available in eBook for the first time in late 2013).

 

2Jul

(Re-Post) Apologetics and the Christian Imagination (Dr. Holly Ordway)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My last new show was with Dr. Holly Ordway about new new apologetics book. 

Apologetics_and_the_Christian_Imagination.jpgNew for 2017 is a book by Dr. Holly Ordway entitled Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith. This podcast interview gives an overview of Holly’s belief that both reason and imagination should be used for the most effective defense of the Christian faith. She has previously been on All About Jack for a couple of “Essay Chat” podcasts and co-hosted a series dealing with The Narnia Code, and talking about her spiritual autobiography Not God’s Type.

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1Jul

(Re-Post) EC10r - Meditation in a Toolshed (Dr. Bruce Edwards)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's another essay chat I did a few years ago. 




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"Meditation in a Toolshed" was the tenth essay chat William O'Flaherty did back in 2012. Dr. Bruce Edwards, Professor Emeritus of English and Africana Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, is the guest for this discussion.  "Meditation in a Toolshed" is a fairly short essay that is a favorite among Lewis scholars. It is best found in God in the Dock essay collection. Learn about the background to this shorter work from Lewis and a few of the key points made in it that will either introduce to this great piece or remind you about it.

 

 

30Jun

(Re-Post) EC09r– Fern-seed and Elephants, pt. 2 (with Reggie Gates)

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IN THIS REPEAT: This is the second part of the Fern-seed essay chat I posted yesterday.


 
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The following is the ninth essay chat produced by William O'Flaherty. It is the second of a two-part discussion of "Fern-seed and Elephants," a shorter work by Lewis that is best found in Christian Reflections. My guest is Lewis enthusiast Reggie Gates. Reggie runs another podcast website called "All About C.S. Lewis." In this program the final point is explored along with favorite quotes and related works.
 
 

29Jun

(Re-Post) EC08r - Fern-seed and Elephants, pt. 1 (with Reggie Gates)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's another ESSAY CHAT...the first of a two-part look at "Fern-seed and Elephants."



Fern-ssedpt1.jpgThe following is the eighth essay chat produced by William O'Flaherty. It is the first of a two-part discussion of "Fern-seed and Elephants," a shorter work by Lewis that is best found in Christian Reflections. My guest is Lewis enthusiast Reggie Gates. Reggie runs another podcast website called "All About C.S. Lewis." In this program three of the four major points by Lewis are explored.

27Jun

Apologetics and the Christian Imagination (Dr. Holly Ordway)

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Apologetics_and_the_Christian_Imagination.jpgNew for 2017 is a book by Dr. Holly Ordway entitled Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith. This podcast interview gives an overview of Holly’s belief that both reason and imagination should be used for the most effective defense of the Christian faith. She has previously been on All About Jack for a couple of “Essay Chat” podcasts and co-hosted a series dealing with The Narnia Code, and talking about her spiritual autobiography Not God’s Type.

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26Jun

(Re-Post) Mere Christians (Andrew Lazo)

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IN THIS REPEAT: The last "new" I posted from an interview not yet shared here until last week. 

Mere_Christians_repost_2017_.jpgHere's another interview that was first released back in 2012 and not yet shared again since my audio hosting was moved to Podbean in late 2014. Thus, this is something most of you has likely not heard before now. This podcast is with Andrew Lazo and is about a book he co-edited, MERE CHRISTIANS: Inspiring Stories of Encounters with C. S. Lewis. Andrew has written a variety of articles on Lewis and contributed to the 2015 book, Women and C. S. Lewis. He has also been a guest on my occasional "Essay Chat" podcast series. We took two programs to explore Lewis' essay called "On Stories."

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25Jun

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis at War Interview (Paul McCusker) 2016r

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IN THIS REPEAT: Lewis was a veteran of WWi and he was informally involved in WWII. Learn more about the in this interview with Paul McCusker.

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Paul McCusker is the Creative Director at Focus on the Family. Many know him for his involvement in Adventures in Odyssey where he has written over 300 shows; and of course he helped create the Radio Theatre Production of The Chronicles of Narnia. In 2013, they released C.S. Lewis at War: The Dramatic Story Behind Mere Christianity. This is the focus on this podcast with William O'Flaherty.

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24Jun

(Re-Post) EC07r - Myth Became Fact (with Dr. Michael Ward)

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IN THIS REPEAT: For the seventh essay chat I had Dr. Michael Ward discussing "Myth Become Fact."


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"Myth Became Fact" was the seventh essay chat I produced back in 2012. Although not directly related to Easter, it does touch on some aspects of it. I had the pleasure of catching up with Dr. Michael Ward, author of The Narnia Code and other books for this discussion. Note that we had some recording problems and the audio quality unfortunately didn't come out as well as hoped. The essay is best found in God in the Dock.

23Jun

(Re-Post) EC06r -Meditation on the Third Commandment (with Allyson Wieland)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's a repeat of my sixth essay chat that deals with the 3rd commandment

 

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"Meditation on the Third Commandment" was the sixth essay chat produced when I started them in 2012. I'm repeating it now because many of you weren't aware of my shows back then. My special guest for this chat was Allyson Wieland. Allyson is the creator of behind CSL Book Club, an online resource for discussion questions for a number of books by C.S. Lewis. This essay is found in God in the Dock.

21Jun

(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.

20Jun

Mere Christians (Andrew Lazo)

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Mere_Christians_repost_2017_.jpgHere's another interview that was first released back in 2012 and not yet shared again since my audio hosting was moved to Podbean in late 2014. Thus, this is something most of you has likely not heard before now. This podcast is with Andrew Lazo and is about a book he co-edited, MERE CHRISTIANS: Inspiring Stories of Encounters with C. S. Lewis. Andrew has written a variety of articles on Lewis and contributed to the 2015 book, Women and C. S. Lewis. He has also been a guest on my occasional "Essay Chat" podcast series. We took two programs to explore Lewis' essay called "On Stories."

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19Jun

(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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