23May

(Re-Post) Narnia Books Miniseries 01 LWW

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IN THIS REPEAT: A special podcast devoted to the book version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe




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Back in 2013 I did a miniseries on The Chronicles of Narnia. For it there was one show for each of the seven books and a different special guest. Co-hosting with me for nearly all of the shows were Paul Martin from NarniaFans.com and Dr. Crystal Hurd.  Dr. Bruce Edwards discusses The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in this premiere episode. Feel free to leave questions or comments below. Next week Dr. Devin Brown will tackle Prince Caspian.
 
Each show is basically divided into the following segments:
 
The Story Behind the Story
Short Summary of the Book
Favorite Characters Discussion
Unique Aspects of this Story
General Discussion (a variety of questions related to the book)
 
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22May

(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, now that a director was announced. Youtube video with Joe Johnston published 5/20/17
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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:

21May

(Re-Post) Joy, part 2 (Abigail Santamaria)

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IN THIS REPEAT: 

JOYpt2ABBY.jpgThis is the second and final part of an interview with Abigail Santamaria about her debut book; a biography on Joy Davidman simply entitled JOY. Be sure to listen to the first part if you haven't already. There is a link below to help you locate it quickly. In the first part the topics included how Abby became interested in Joy's life and about what the Davidman household was like growing up, as well as her first marriage to Bill Gresham. Today's show will look more at how Joy met Lewis, some factors that led to her divorce and how she ultimately married Lewis twice. While this covers a lot of ground it does not go into how Joy didn't always make the wisest decisions as a Christian, which is in the book.

20May

(Re-post) Joy, part 1 (Abigail Santamaria)

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IN THIS REPEAT: The first of a two-part interview about the landmark biography on C.S. Lewis' wife, Joy Davidman.

JOYABBY.jpgWhile there have been various books on or related to the life story of Joy Davidman, an in-depth treatment has never been done. That is, until now.  Over a dozen years in the making, Abigail Santamaria's debut biography is simply called Joy. To say that Joy Davidman was just the wife of C.S. Lewis is to ignore her own accomplishments as a writer and the influence she had in several books by Lewis. In this first of a two part interview, the topics that William O'Flaherty spoke with the author about include how she became interested in Joy's life and about what the Davidman household was like growing up, as well as her first marriage to Bill Gresham. The next part will look more at how Joy met Lewis, some factors that led to her divorce and how she ultimately married Lewis twice. 

 

19May

(Re-Post) C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing (Dr. Corey Latta)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An episode about writing, a book from Dr. Corey Latta entitled C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing

CSL_and_the_Art_of_Writing.jpgYou obviously know that C.S. Lewis was a writer, but did you know that he wrote a good deal of advice on writing? That's the focus of this podcast interview about a book called C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing. The author is Dr. Corey Latta and in this book he's broken that advice down into fifty bit-size chapters that also gives some optional exercises to help you put that advice into practice. The book has a biographical tone to it, so even if you are not a writer you can still enjoy it. Plus, some of the tips on writing can be applied to other creative endeavors.

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18May

Writing Tips from Lewis and Tolkien (King and Poe)

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What can a person learn about how to improve one's writing from C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien? That was the subject Dr. Don King and Dr. Hal Poe addressed in a session I moderated to kick off a Creative Writing Festival held for high school students at Montreat College on March 31, 2017. This was held just prior to the start of and apart from the Inklings Fellowship Weekend Retreat. At the last minute it ended up being recorded and the results were better than expected, so I thought I'd share the enjoyable time I had with Don and Hal chatting about Lewis and Tolkien in relation to writing. Note that below is are links to an online list of Lewis' works as well as a handout that Dr. King makes reference to that you might find useful.

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17May

(Re-Post) Women and C.S. Lewis (Carolyn Curtis)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An interview from 2015 about a book by various authors focusing on Lewis' relationship with women.




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Does C.S. Lewis's life and his writings have anything to say to our world today, especially in relation to females? That's the very issue Women and C.S. Lewis aims to tackle. It does so by gathering together a variety of scholars and thinkers (both men and women) who are very familiar with Lewis to, as its subtitle says, find "what his life and literature reveal for today's culture." William O'Flaherty spoke with Carolyn Curtis, one of the co-editors of the book about this new release for 2015. Contributors include many who have been guests before on the podcast: Dr. Devin Brown, Colin Duriez, Dr. David Downing, Andrew Lazo, Dr. Crystal Hurd, Paul McCusker, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. Alister McGrath, Dr. Don King and Revd Dr. Malcolm Guite. 
 
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16May

(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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15May

(Re-Post) Lewis & Women #4 – Top Three Women

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IN THIS REPEAT:  This is last of the four shows I first released in early 2014 on the topic of "Lewis and Women" with Dr. Crystal Hurd. 

 

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This is the forth and final show that explores how C.S. Lewis viewed women. Some think he either hated females, or at least feared them. Even those who know this isn't true have a hard time explaining why. Dr. Crystal Hurd, who has done a series of blog posts on the topic, is William O'Flaherty's special guest to explore this topic. Gina Dalfonzo, the editor of Breakpoint.org joins in as guest co-host. This last episode examines three women in Lewis's later life that he was closest to: Ruth Pitter, Dorothy Sayers and Joy Davidman.

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OTHER All About Jack Shows Dr. Hurd has been a Guest:

OTHER All About Jack Shows Mentioned:

13May

(Re-Post) Lewis & Women #3 - The Fictional Women

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IN THIS REPEAT: This is third of four shows I first released in early 2014 on the topic of "Lewis and Women" with Dr. Crystal Hurd. 

 

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This is the third of four shows that explores how C.S. Lewis viewed women. Some think he either hated females, or at least feared them. Even those who know this isn't true have a hard time explaining why. Dr. Crystal Hurd, who has done a series of blog posts on the topic, is William O'Flaherty's special guest to explore this topic. Gina Dalfonzo, the editor of Breakpoint.org joins in as guest co-host. This third podcast examines women that Lewis created in his stories. The focus is mostly on Narnia, but  Crystal also addresses equality between the sexes.

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OTHER All About Jack Shows Dr. Hurd has been a Guest:

OTHER All About Jack Shows Mentioned:

13May

(Re-Post) Lewis & Women #2 - The “Factual” Women

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IN THIS REPEAT: This is second of four shows I first released in early 2014 on the topic of "Lewis and Women" with Dr. Crystal Hurd. 

 

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This is the second of four shows that explores how C.S. Lewis viewed women. Some think he either hated females, or at least feared them. Even those who know this isn't true have a hard time explaining why. Dr. Crystal Hurd, who has done a series of blog posts on the topic, is William O'Flaherty's special guest to explore this topic. Gina Dalfonzo, the editor of Breakpoint.org joins in as guest co-host. This second podcast examines women that Lewis either knew or wrote to during his life ("factual" as opposed to the fictional females he created in his books).

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OTHER All About Jack Shows Dr. Hurd has been a Guest:

OTHER All About Jack Shows Mentioned:

11May

(Re-Post) Lewis & Women #1 - Miniseries Overview

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IN THIS REPEAT: Back in early 2014 I began a short series of shows dealing with the topic of "Lewis and Women." The idea for it came from a blog series by Dr. Crystal Hurd. What follows is the first of the podcast shows I did. 


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This is the first of a four part miniseries exploring how C.S. Lewis viewed women. Did he secretly hate them or at least had a negative view of females in general? Dr. Crystal Hurd, who has done a series of blog posts on the topic, is my special guest. Another female, Gina Dalfonzo, the editor of Breakpoint.org joins in as guest co-host. Today’s podcast presents a general overview by briefly exploring nearly all of the issues related to this subject.

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10May

200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 7

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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 he 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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9May

(Re-Post) The Narnia Code Series 05 (Shows 11-13)

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IN THIS REPEAT: The final three shows from my series on The Narnia Code.



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This is the fifth and final episode in the re-packaged series on The Narnia Code. It combines what was previously the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth episodes. Back in 2012 I had the privilege to interview Dr. Michael Ward for a series of thirteen episodes to discuss his book The Narnia Code. With me to help co-host the show was Dr. Holly Ordway. Due to the series being in so many parts I was reluctant to re-post it, but because this year is not only the 65th anniversary of the publication of the first Narnia story, but also the 10th anniversary of the first Hollywood version of the Narnia movies I felt it was the perfect time to do so. As noted, I decided to combine three shows for this posting. It covers the last two chapters from The Narnia Code. If you haven't listened to the previous episodes then be sure to follow the links below to give them a listen.

8May

(Re-Post) The Narnia Code Series 04 (Shows 8-10)

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IN THIS REPEAT: More from the series on The Narnia Code. Part four of five.




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This is the fourth episode of five in the re-packaged series on The Narnia Code. It combines what was previously the eighth, ninth and tenth episodes. Back in 2012 I had the privilege to interview Dr. Michael Ward for a series of thirteen episodes to discuss his book The Narnia Code. With me to help co-host the show was Dr. Holly Ordway. Due to the series being in so many parts I was reluctant to re-post it, but because this year is not only the 65th anniversary of the publication of the first Narnia story, but also the 10th anniversary of the first Hollywood version of the Narnia movies I felt it was the perfect time to do so. As noted, I decided to combine three shows for this posting and it covers the eighth, ninth and tenth chapters from The Narnia Code; they deal with The Horse and His Boy, The Magician's Nephew and The Last Battle and reveal the specific "code" that Dr. Ward discovered for each book. If you haven't listened to the previous episodes then be sure to follow the links below to give them a listen.
 
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