17Apr

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 8

IN THIS REPEAT: The last 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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10Apr

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 7

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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6Apr

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 6

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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3Apr

(Re-Post) EC18r Essay Chat - On Three Ways of Writing for Children (Brenton Dickieson)

IN THIS REPEAT: An essay chat on the shorter work by Lewis called "On Three Ways of Writing for Children."




On_Three_Ways_of_Writing_for_Children.jpThis week is the final "catch-up" of a previous essay chat that hadn't yet been re-released since changing podcast hosting to Podbean in late 2014. In the early 1950's Lewis began releasing a series of books that he is most associated with now. Lewis gave a talk in 1952 when less than half of his Narnia stories were published. The name of the essay version is "On Three Ways of Writing for Children." Brenton Dickieson, a frequent podcast guest explores this shorter work with host William O'Flaherty. The best place to find the article version is in a collection called On Stories.

 

31Mar

(Re-Post) C. S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner [book] (Michael Ward)

IN THIS REPEAT: Events from 2013 on the anniversary of Lewis' dealth; an interview with Dr. Michael Ward about the book C.S. Lewis at Poets' Corner




CSL_at_Poets_Corner_book_.jpgBack in 2013 there were several events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis. The key celebrations of his life were held in England and centered around a special event known as C.S. Lewis at Poets' Corner. Now a book has been released sharing the updated transcripts of the talks, the memorial service, the Cambridge Conference and more. Returning guest Dr. Michael Ward spoke about the book that he and Peter S. Williams co-edited.

 

27Mar

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis - A Life (Biography by Dr. Alister McGrath)

IN THIS REPEAT: This interview is from 2013 when several biographies on C.S. Lewis came out. I spoke with Dr. McGrath by phone about what he wrote.

 

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No doubt you have heard about the new biography C.S. Lewis - A Life by Dr. Alister McGrath. Dr. McGrath is a priest ordained in the Church of England and Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. I was granted one of the few interviews with him last week on March 20th (2013) just hours before he spoke at Wheaton College.

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26Mar

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 5

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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23Mar

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 4

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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21Mar

(Re-Post) C. S. Lewis: Pre-Evangelism for a Post-Christian World (Brian M. Williams)

IN THIS REPEAT: 

 

CSL_Pre-Evangelism_for_a_Post-Christian_World...Few would deny that C.S. Lewis was a great writer, or that he helped people understand the Christian faith. However, not everyone realizes how his fictional works can help lay a foundation for those who are not Christian to be more open to the faith. Learn more about this in a podcast interview with Dr. Brian M. Williams and his new book C. S. Lewis: Pre-Evangelism for a Post-Christian World. After providing a foundational overview of the life of C.S. Lewis, Williams unfolds what Lewis believed about the nature of reality and his perspective of human imagination. Then he builds on this to explain Lewis's pre-evangelism strategy when creating fictional tales about Narnia and other stories.

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19Mar

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 3

IN THIS REPEAT: A reminder of my 3rd episode of "200 Seconds in Hell" that is about humility. 

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Practicing humility can be a very humbling experience, one that might just lead to pride! At least that's what Wormwood is partly told he should try to make happen with his patient in The Screwtape Letters. In this third episode of "200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis" you'll be reminded about some of the ways the devils try to twist humility 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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16Mar

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 2

IN THIS REPEAT: Here's a reminder about my mini-series highlighting THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS. This is the 2nd episode (links below to a few others)

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Laughter is a funny business and you can learn more about its causes in this second episode of "200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis." If you are just learning about this short-term podcast then be sure to also listen to the debut show that overviews my focus on The Screwtape Letters.

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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13Mar

(Re-Post) 200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis - Episode 1

IN THIS REPEAT: The debut episode of my new short-term podcast series focusing on The Screwtape Letters. Includes links to the next three other shows.

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Welcome to the premier episode of the podcast "200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis." It focuses on highlighting the classic book The Screwtape Letters. The first show, however, serves more as an introduction to the type of information that will normally be covered. Being a podcast you need to click the link above to hear it. For the moment I'm including it on my All About Jack podcast feed, so you can follow it either on my Podbean page or via my iTunes feeds (see links below).

This series will be short-term. That is, while I'm not sure how many episodes will be done, it won't go on forever.

2017 is the 75th anniversary of when The Screwtape Letters was first published. So, why not read it again!

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11Mar

(Re-Post) Tolkien’s Modern Reading (Holly Ordway)

IN THIS REPEAT: Learn about Holly Ordway's 2021 book Tolkien's Modern Reading with co-host Lisa Coutras. 

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Tolkien_s_Modern_Reading7ozzh.jpgC.S. Lewis had many friends...the most famous was J.R.R. Tolkien, whom he worked with for many years at Oxford University. Just as with Lewis, there are many misconceptions about Tolkien. One is that he "read very little modern fiction, and took no serious notice of it." Dr. Holly Ordway has studied the issue for many years and discovered Tolkien was much more aware of modern culture and the inspiration for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings was not only medieval. She joined William O'Flaherty for a podcast interview to share her insightful findings. Dr. Lisa Coutras also joined the show to help with co-hosting.

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9Mar

(Re-Post) Walter Hooper Tribute - Episode 2

IN THIS REPEAT: Here's the second podcast I did that was a tribute to Walter Hooper. 

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Hooper_Tribute_-_Eposide_27uiwx.jpgThis is actual the FIFTH (and final) podcast to honor the legacy of Walter Hooper. He died on December 7, 2020. While it is the second show for the All About Jack podcast, two other podcasters have done some shows reflecting on the life and image of Hooper (see links below). Some are unaware that he was THE key person in making sure several books published by Lewis before his death stayed in print, as well as collecting and releasing new material that many enjoy today. In this episode, you will hear from a handful of people who knew Walter reflecting on some of their interactions with him (see the list below).
Hear my 1st show here.
The 2nd episode featuring others who knew him can be found on the Pints with Jack podcast. It was posted on January 8th and can be heard here.
The 3rd show is found at The Lamp-post Listener podcast. It was posted on January 11th - LISTEN HERE.
The 4th show is back at Pints with Jack, it posted on January 12th; hear it here.

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These are the people sharing in this episode (in order of appearance):

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7Mar

C. S. Lewis: Pre-Evangelism for a Post-Christian World (Brian M. Williams)

CSL_Pre-Evangelism_for_a_Post-Christian_World...Few would deny that C.S. Lewis was a great writer, or that he helped people understand the Christian faith. However, not everyone realizes how his fictional works can help lay a foundation for those who are not Christian to be more open to the faith. Learn more about this in a podcast interview with Dr. Brian M. Williams and his new book C. S. Lewis: Pre-Evangelism for a Post-Christian World. After providing a foundational overview of the life of C.S. Lewis, Williams unfolds what Lewis believed about the nature of reality and his perspective of human imagination. Then he builds on this to explain Lewis's pre-evangelism strategy when creating fictional tales about Narnia and other stories.

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