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


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



"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.


(Re-Post) Preparing for Easter (New Lewis Book of Devotional Readings)


IN THIS REPEAT: A book of readings that is enjoyable apart from Easter. 

Preparing_for_Easter_2017_.jpgHas celebrating the resurrection of Christ become routine for you each Easter? Learn about a new collection of devotional readings from the previously published writings of C.S. Lewis to help bring you to a renewed understanding of Jesus's sacrifice. Zach Kincaid is my guest for this podcast interview to talk about Preparing for Easter, a new resource for 2017. He went through all of Lewis's writings and selected the readings, along with two passages from the Bible to aid all Christians deepening their knowledge and appreciation of this holy season.



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


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. 


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.


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


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


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.


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


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. 


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.



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


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.


(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis and His Circle (Roger White)


In this repeat: A various authors work with writings from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society.

LewisandHisCircleWhite.jpgIt's been years since there has been a book featuring contributions from so many people who knew C.S. Lewis. That's the treat in store for you if you get a copy of C.S. Lewis and His Circle, it's a collection of essays and memories presented at the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society. The group began in 1982 and they have had many speakers who were personal friends with Lewis.  I recently chatted with Roger White, one of the editors, about this collection that is new for 2015. The addresses are arranged into two main sections: Essays and Memoirs. The Essays section is divided further into “Philosophy and Theology” and “Literature.” And the Memoirs are subdivided into ones about Lewis and then material that is more about his Inklings friends. 



(Re-Post) 2017 Inklings Weekend in Montreat


IN THIS REPEAT: This was my MOST popular show during 2017. The event has already happen, but learn what they are like and I'll have a podcast on the 2018 even soon. Here's a link to the even itself: http://www.uu.edu/societies/inklings/events/weekend18/ 

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2017_Inklings_Weekend.jpgThe 2017 Inklings Weekend is approaching soon. This event will be in Montreat (N.C.) March 31st – April 2nd. Dr. Hal Poe, who organizes the weekend is the guest for the show. The theme this year is “”G. K. Chesterton and other Voices that Shaped C. S. Lewis.” Speakers at the event include Dr. Joseph Pearce, Nigel Goodwin, along with Don and Hal.



(Re-Post) 2014 Recap, Part TWO


IN THIS REPEAT: A look back at the new podcasts from the second half of 2014.


This is the second of a two-part reflection reviewing some of the podcasts I did over the past year. Previously I did a recap on shows posted through July. This episode picks up in August (when I began to have the audio files host at the new location. As before I mention all the new shows (there were 19) and share a except from most of them. If you check the archive, however, you will notice many older shows were added to the new location and I will continue to do that during 2015. Feel free to leave a comment telling me about your favorite show or make a suggestion of a potential guest.


(Re-Post) 2014 Recap, Part ONE


2014Recap1.jpgIN THIS REPEAT:  I decided to re-share 2014's recap of the shows I posted that year. This is the first of those two podcasts:

I had thirty-four new shows posted in 2014 (thirty six if you count this and next week's show!). The following is the first of a two part recap/reflection on the programs that were released in the last year. This segment spotlights shows done through July of this year before I changed the location of the hosting of All About Jack. At this time not all shows that was released at the old location has been re-released at the new site. Thus, a few excepts I share in this recap isn't available at this time, but will be in the next few weeks and links will be added later. Feel free to leave a comment telling me about your favorite show or make a suggestion of a potential guest.




(Re-Post) 2015 Recap, Part TWO


IN THIS REPEAT: The second of a two-part recap of shows from *2015.* 



This is the second of a two-part show reflecting on the new podcasts I posted in 2015. As noted previously, last year was very busy ...almost 40 new shows (or never available via AAJ) were released. In this final recap for last year I finish out my reflection on the remaining programs not covered in the previous episode. Speaking of, if you haven't heard it then be sure to listen. A direct link is provided below. As I did last time, I briefly describe the new shows and then for most of them I provide an excerpt from it. Plus, below you will find direct links to hear the entire podcast of those shows.



(Re-Post) 2015 Recap, Part One


IN THIS REPEAT: 2015 had many good shows! This first of a two-part show reminds you of the podcasts from that year.


2015RecapPartONE.jpg2015 was a busier year than even last year for releasing brand new shows, or episodes that had never been posted on the AAJ hosting location. Nearly 40 shows fall under that category, as I released an average of more than one show a week when you count re-releases.



(Re-Post) 2016 Podcast Recap


IN THIS REPEAT: If you are new to my podcast, here's a great way to learn about all the new ones I did in 2016.

2016_Podcast_Recap.jpgDuring 2016 I shared a variety of shows on my All About Jack podcast. While less than thirty were brand new, close to fifteen I shared had not been available previously at the location where I now have my audio files hosted. Below you'll find a list of the programs that weren't tied to just 2016 (that is, events held during that year). In the past two years I did a two-part show that shared brief excerpts from nearly all of the totally new show, but frankly I just didn't have the time to do that. So, be sure to look over the list to discover podcasts you might have missed or want to hear again. Additionally, in 2016 I began to post in my iTunes and Podbean feed older shows, or reminders of programs from the current year. What you'll hear in this podcast is a couple of highlights from three shows that showcase the variety of programs I had.





(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven


IN THIS REPEAT: a reader's guide to The Great Divorce.

CSLewisGoestoHeaven.jpgWith the publication of my book about The Screwtape Letters approaching soon (it should be out by late March, 2016), I thought I'd remind you of a book by the same publisher about The Great Divorce. That book is called C.S. Lewis Goes to HEAVEN and it came out in 2012. I spoke with the author, Dr. David Clarkwhen it came out but also shared it again last January. I'm sharing it again for those who may not have caught it then, but this also serves as a reminder to consider this resource to help you further enjoy a fictional book by Lewis that is sometimes overlooked.


C.S. Lewis's The Great Divorce originally came out nearly 70 years ago (that is the book, which was published January 14, 1946; but it was released in weekly installments starting on November 10, 1944). Back in 2012 William O'Flaherty spoke with Dr. David Clark about a book that is a study guide and more to this great and often neglected work of fiction. His book is called C.S. Goes to Heaven. It examines Lewis's work from three main angles: Sociology, Geography and Theology. There is also three appendices dealing with a summary of the characters, Biblical references and historical people and literary references.




(Re-Post) C. S. Lewis’s List (David Werther)


IN THIS REPEAT: Interview on Learning about the books that influenced Lewis.

Lewis was influenced by many people and also by books from various authors. Late in his life he was asked "What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?" His answer to this was published in the June 6, 1962 issue of The Christian Century. While it could be debatable to call this his all-time top ten, it is interesting to consider them. In fact, that's what C.S. Lewis's List does, it examines each of the ten books. This title is the result of a conference held in 2012 where ten different speakers spoke on one of the books in Lewis's list. Editors David and Susan Werther took the content and worked with the authors to create the resulting book. Many of the contributors have been a guest on All About Jack before and are noted below. William O'Flaherty spoke with David Werther recently to discuss this book that is new for 2015. 

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