13Apr

(Re-Post) Highlights Inklings Week in Oxford 2016

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IN THIS REPEAT: Excerpts from various talks from the 2016 Inklings Week in Oxford.




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Most of you are aware that last month (July, 2016) there was an event in England called "An Inklings Week in Oxford." It was hosted by the Inklings Fellowship. There were 10 plenary talks (one hour), five "second breakfast" speakers (thirty minutes) and also each morning during morning worship there was someone sharing to help put the day in focus. Obviously it would be too large of a task to highlight all of that, so what follows is a podcast that shares short excerpts from talks most related to Lewis or his works. As noted in the introduction the purpose of this show is to remind those who attend what it was like and to let others know what they missed so they will consider attending the next one in 2019! All talks shared today were given at St. Giles Church in Oxford. 
 

11Apr

(Video LINK) Dr. Joseph Pearce - “An Introduction to G. K. Chesterton”

Jospeh_Pearce.jpgThe following is the first of two talks by Dr. Joseph Pearce from the Inklings Fellowship Weekend Retreat in Montreat, NC. This one is called "An Introduction to G. K. Chesterton." It was given on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

FOLLOW THIS LINK:
https://youtu.be/gdYKE_oNNEI

10Apr

(Re-Post) From Atheism to Christianity (Dr. Joel Heck)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My last all new show, about the book From Atheism to Christianity.

From_Atheism_to_Christianity_Joel_Heck_.jpgC. S. Lewis is most known today as a famous Christian who wrote books like The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity. You may even know that before his conversion he struggled with NOT wanting to become a Christian. But how much do you know about that struggle. In this podcast interview, Dr. Joel D. Heck shares about his new title that is an insightful and easy to follow recount of Lewis' return to the his earlier faith. The book is called From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis. It draws upon extensive research Heck has done and made available on his website.

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9Apr

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

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IN THIS REPEAT: An update from August, 2016 on news about The Silver Chair movie.




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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:

8Apr

Re-Post) Hal Poe (Video LINK) - “When Cultures Collapse: The Gospel and the Future”

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Couldn't make it to England for the Inklings Week 2016 in Oxford? Now you can watch the first plenary talk. Given by Hal Poe, the title was "When Cultures Collapse: The Gospel and the Future."
The video (and audio) was done on my Samsung Note 4 phone! 
FOLLOW THIS LINK:
https://youtu.be/our34vrfRDk

7Apr

(Re-Post) COMPLETE Walter Hooper Interview 2016

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IN THIS REPEAT: My interview with Walter Hooper from summer 2016.




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The following is the complete interview (nearly 60 minutes) with Walter Hooper. It was recording in his home on July 20, 2016. As you likely know, Walter has been the central figure since the death of C.S. Lewis in making sure Lewis' writing that were published in his life were reprinted and also Hooper has edited the majority of material from Lewis that was previously unpublished. His C.S. Lewis - A Companion and Guide gives the best single volume summary of the works of Lewis and key facts about his life.
 

5Apr

From Atheism to Christianity (Dr. Joel Heck)

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From_Atheism_to_Christianity_Joel_Heck_.jpgC. S. Lewis is most known today as a famous Christian who wrote books like The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity. You may even know that before his conversion he struggled with NOT wanting to become a Christian. But how much do you know about that struggle. In this podcast interview, Dr. Joel D. Heck shares about his new title that is an insightful and easy to follow recount of Lewis' return to the his earlier faith. The book is called From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis. It draws upon extensive research Heck has done and made available on his website.

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3Apr

(Re-Post) Douglas Gresham Interview (2013)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Interview with Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis that was recorded in late 2013.



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I'm reposting an interview I did with Douglas Gresham (one of C.S. Lewis's stepsons) in late September, 2013 for three reasons. First, a few months ago I switch where I hosted my podcasts and I hadn't yet posted it there and secondly, today (11/29) is the 116th anniversary of Lewis's birth. Finally, while I later did a post with a transcript of this interview, I felt this would be a good chance to make that available in the same post (see link below). At the time I spoke with Gresham he had made a visit to Asbury University and word of the plans for the next Narnia movie hadn't been announced.  

1Apr

(Re-post) Introducing Why Read Lewis

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IN THIS REPEAT: A new series on why reading Lewis himself is important. This debut features six different experts.

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Why_Read_Lewis_-_Introduction_GRAPIC.jpgWelcome to a new occasional podcast series designed to encourage you to read books that C.S. Lewis wrote (or edited). Even those who have read a variety of works by him are surprised to learn he wrote more than forty during his lifetime. Additionally, there are numerous books (mostly essay collections) created after his death. As you are likely aware, Lewis wrote in a variety of styles or genres. How many have you read? This new podcast will usually focus on a SINGLE work by Lewis with between three to five individuals sharing thoughts about it. However, because this episode introduces the series, it has comments on six DIFFERENT titles (as noted in the picture). Dr. Michael Ward, Brenton Dickieson, Sørina Higgins, Dr. Crystal Hurd, Dr. Jerry Root and Mark Neal share in this introductory show.

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31Mar

(Re-Post) Essay Chat 19 – Screwtape Proposes a Toast (Brenton Dickieson)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An essay chat on "Screwtape Proposes a Toast"

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“Screwtape Proposes a Toast” is an essay that is indirectly a follow-up to the successful book The Screwtape Letters. Brenton Dickieson joins William O’Flaherty for an essay chat on this insightful piece that Wormwood never got to hear. It was first published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1959 (see below for a link to read it online) before being reprinted several times. The best place to get in print is either in The World’s Last Night or some editions of The Screwtape Letters. This is part of an occasional series exploring a single essay by Lewis to encourage you to read (or re-read) it and other essays by him that are often neglected.

Listen to Other Shows Brenton Has Been On:

29Mar

(Re-Post) Joy and Poetic Imagination (Dr. Stephen Thorson)

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IN THIS REPEAT: A show about Lewis and the impact and differences between him and Barfield.




Joy_and_Poetic_Imagination.jpgBefore Lewis embraced the Christian faith he had a lengthy debate with one of his friends, Owen Barfield about what would be considered involving subtle metaphysical and philosophical distinctions.  It became know as the "Great War." These disagreements impacted Lewis a lot, but this topic isn't often explored with much detail in biographies.  Joy and Poetic Imagination: Understanding C. S. Lewis's "Great War" with Owen Barfield and its Significance for Lewis's Conversion and Writings is a book by Dr. Stephen Thorson that examines the issue thoroughly. The following podcast is a brief interview with Stephen as well as a short talk he gave at the 2016 Taylor Colloquium.

26Mar

Introducing Why Read Lewis

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Why_Read_Lewis_-_Introduction_GRAPIC.jpgWelcome to a new occasional podcast series designed to encourage you to read books that C.S. Lewis wrote (or edited). Even those who have read a variety of works by him are surprised to learn he wrote more than forty during his lifetime. Additionally, there are numerous books (mostly essay collections) created after his death. As you are likely aware, Lewis wrote in a variety of styles or genres. How many have you read? This new podcast will usually focus on a SINGLE work by Lewis with between three to five individuals sharing thoughts about it. However, because this episode introduces the series, it has comments on six DIFFERENT titles (as noted in the picture). Dr. Michael Ward, Brenton Dickieson, Sørina Higgins, Dr. Crystal Hurd, Dr. Jerry Root and Mark Neal share in this introductory show.

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23Mar

(Re-Post) Another Anniversary Reflections on The Screwtape Letters

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IN THIS REPEAT: Last year was the 75th anniversary of the letters from Screwtape being released weekly before the book came out in 1942. Here's the second of two shows celebrating the landmark material. 


Another_75th_Screwtape_Reflections.jpgPreviously I did a podcast featuring a variety of guest reflecting on The Screwtape Letters. I'm doing that again today with six more individuals. The reason for this, in addition to The Screwtape Letters being my favorite book from Lewis, is the fact that it was 75 years ago this month (July) that Lewis wrote the original preface to his landmark work. Follow the link to the previous show to learn more background about the book. Comments today are from Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. Jim Buchholz, Sarah Waters, Rob Fennell, Peter S. Williams, Dr. Don Williams. For those who have websites you can follow the links below to learn more about them.

 

21Mar

(Re-Post) Keynote Highlights Taylor Colloquium 2016

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IN THIS REPEAT: From about nine months ago...parts of the keynotes from Taylor 2016 Colloquium.




Taylor_2016_Highlights.jpgHere's another podcast featuring content from the recent 2016 Taylor Colloquium. This time it's highlights from each of the three keynote addresses. That is, about fifteen minutes  of the talks are provided in this show. You'll hear Diana Glyer first as she talks about the process of writing and how Lewis and Tolkien often differed. Next is Sornia Higgins' presentation on the life of Charles Williams and finally, the last third of this podcast comes from Colin Duriez's speech on the critical friendship of Lewis and Owen Barfield. Please note that the last talk by Colin is more difficult to understand, as the place it was recorded in was different than the others and it turned out worse than expected.

20Mar

(Re-Post) Taylor Colloquium 2016 Panel Discussion

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IN THIS REPEAT: Last year's panel discussion from the 2016 Taylor Colloquium.




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What follows is the panel discussion from the 2016 Taylor Colloquium that was held at Taylor University in Indiana just a few weeks ago.  Joe Ricke moderated the session with the featured keynote speakers, Diana Glyer, Colin Duriez, and Sorina Higgins. Those attending will recall that Carol Zaleski joined in via the Internet, however the quality of the audio on my recording was too poor to include; so none of her comments are included in this podcast. Other than that, all of the panel discussion content is provided in the show.

Panel Speakers Websites:

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