13Nov

(Re-Post) The Company They Keep (Dr. Diana Glyer)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Before Bandersnatch, Dr. Glyer wrote this landmark book, The Company They Keep



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Dr. Diana Glyer is a professor of English at Azusa Pacific University.When her The Company They Keep came out several years ago it was instantly recognized as a great work on the Inklings. Listen as William O'Flaherty spoke with her about this landmark book in an interview from 2012 before she was one of the guest at a retreat by the C.S. Lewis Foundation. Because that retreat is over comments about it was removed (but there is a link below to learn about any new events they have).

11Nov

(Re-Post) The Myth of Love Lecture Series (Andrew Lazo)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My my recent interview with Andrew Lazo about his project on TILL WE HAVE FACES.

Myth_of_Love_POSTER_Andrew_Lazo_.jpgEven those who enjoy the wide variety of books by C.S. Lewis are sometimes confused when they get to his last published novel, Till We Have Faces. What was he trying to do with the retelling of the story of Cupid and Psyche? How could he completely turn from writing material for Christians to release such a strange tale? Why did consider it his best book? Inklings scholar Andrew Lazo has been studying Till We Have Faces for many years and believes he can help both those who enjoy the book and those who are puzzled by it. This podcast interview details a new lecture series for late 2017 and early 2018 that will be a book in the near future. Learn a few of the insights Lazo has made and how he might be coming to a city near you to speak on the topic.

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10Nov

(Re-Post) Tolkien (Dr. Devin Brown)

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IN THIS REPEAT: There are a lot of biographies on Tolkien. Back in 2014 I shared about a SHORT one that is written by Dr. Devin Brown, author of several popular book on Narnia and Middle Earth.




TolkienDevinBrown.jpgDr. Devin Brown is back with another book about C.S. Lewis's (more famous) friend, J.R.R. Tolkien. This one is a brief biography simply called Tolkien. At the time I'm releasing this podcast, the final part of the movie version of The Hobbit will be out in a few weeks. Learn, or be reminded of, the interesting story of how Tolkien went from being "an obscure Oxford Professor" to "become the most beloved author of the century." 

9Nov

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis’ Top Ten, Volume One (Will Vaus)

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IN THIS REPEAT: an interview about a book from Will Vaus that is the first of three looking at the top ten books that influenced C.S. Lewis.



CSLewisTopTenVolume1.jpgWhat made C.S. Lewis such a great writer? One major factor is that he was a great reader. So, what did Lewis read? That's the driving force behind a new book by Will Vaus entitled C.S. Lewis' Top Ten, Volume One. In this podcast interview with William O'Flaherty, Vaus shares about this first of three books that examine the topic. This initial volume explores three of titles and authors that influenced him most: George MacDonald, Chesterton and Virgil. Vaus explores Lewis' overall reading of each author, their life and a synopsis of the book identified by Lewis the most influential.

 

7Nov

(Re-Post) The Romantic Rationalist (Book Version)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An interview from 2014 about a book entitled The Romantic Rationalist



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In 2013 there were several conferences held about the life and work of C.S. Lewis. One was from Dr. John Piper's ministry and the keynote messages have been collected in a book. David Mathis, one of the editors of The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life and Imagination in the Work of C.S. Lewis is on this program to talk about the revised essays and additional content found in the book. 

5Nov

(Re-Post) The Silver Chair Movie Revised (2016)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Discussion about The Silver Chair movie from August, 2016. We do know a little more since this time. The director did an interview over at NarniaWeb.com last month (Aug. 2017). 

Read/listen to it here:
http://www.narniaweb.com/2017/08/david-magee-interview-transcript/

ALSO, filming is expected to begin in 2018 according to new reports; read a story about it here:
http://www.narniaweb.com/2017/11/the-silver-chair-to-begin-filming-2018-johnston-says/




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This podcast is a discussion of The Silver Chair movie that explores what we know at this point (August 2016). Guests are Dr. Devin Brown, Paul Martin and Brain Carnell. 
 
Here are the reports from various sites:

4Nov

(Re-Post) Not God’s Type (Dr. Holly Ordway)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Dr. Holly Ordway was an atheist who came to believe in Christianity. Here's a repeat of her story from my chat with her in 2014 



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In late 2011 I spoke with Dr. Holly Ordway about Not God's Type (which first came out in 2010). A new edition was just release (2014) that elaborates further on her conversion from atheism and further developments since becoming a Christian. Hers is a fascinating story that will be interesting to all. Learn how the writings of C.S. Lewis prepared her in many ways to come to faith and then grow as a believer. 

2Nov

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis Symposium - YouTube Videos (Peter Byrom)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Back in 2013 there was a special event in England to honor the 50th anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis.


CS_Lewis_Symposium_AAJ_.jpgOn my Resource Spotlight section at EssentialCSLewis.com I recently highlighted three videos from the C.S. Lewis Symposium that were filmed last year and just uploaded to YouTube. I had the chance to speak with Peter Byrom from Christian Evidence about these videos. Peter did the editing of them and gives a short summary of each, along with other details related to the videos. These three videos features a lecture by Dr. Alister McGrath, Dr. Malcolm Guite and panel discussion lead by Dr. Michael Ward.

31Oct

(Re-Post) Mere Christians (Andrew Lazo)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An older interview with Andrew Lazo about a book he co-edited. 

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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29Oct

(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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28Oct

(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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25Oct

(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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23Oct

(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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22Oct

(Re-Post) The Myth of Love Lecture Series (Andrew Lazo)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My last new interview...with Andrew Lazo about his project on TILL WE HAVE FACES.

Myth_of_Love_POSTER_Andrew_Lazo_.jpgEven those who enjoy the wide variety of books by C.S. Lewis are sometimes confused when they get to his last published novel, Till We Have Faces. What was he trying to do with the retelling of the story of Cupid and Psyche? How could he completely turn from writing material for Christians to release such a strange tale? Why did consider it his best book? Inklings scholar Andrew Lazo has been studying Till We Have Faces for many years and believes he can help both those who enjoy the book and those who are puzzled by it. This podcast interview details a new lecture series for late 2017 and early 2018 that will be a book in the near future. Learn a few of the insights Lazo has made and how he might be coming to a city near you to speak on the topic.

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21Oct

(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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