16Mar

(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

 

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"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.

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12Mar

(Re-Post) The Screwtape Letters Stage Production (2015r)

IN THIS REPEAT: Sharing again my interview with Max McLean about his Screwtape stage play.




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Max McLean's stage production of The Screwtape Letters has been a hit in major cities across the United States. The play features Screwtape (frequently performed by McLean) and his assistant, Toadpipe in a witty adaptation of the book. William O'Flaherty spoke with him back in 2013 about this work and related matters, including the stage version of The Great Divorce that began touring since the original posting of this interview. Follow the appropriate link below to see when either is at a city near you.
 
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11Mar

(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. 


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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.

9Mar

(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.

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2Mar

(Re-Post) 2019 Inklings Weekend in Montreat

IN THIS REPEAT: Lewis-themed retreat in Montreat, NC is next month! (April, 2019)

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2019_Inklings_Weekend_Montreat.jpgInklings Weekend is soon approaching....it's Friday, April 5th until Sunday, April 7th in Montreat, NC at Montreat College (near Black Mountain). Dr. Hal Poe and Dr. Don King are my guests for this interview about the event. The theme for 2019 is "Jack and Warnie: Brothers and Friends." Both Dr. Poe and Dr. King have been working on books related to the theme and they will be sharing some insights from their research.

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25Feb

(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.

20Feb

(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. 

 

 
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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.
 
 

 

18Feb

(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 essay 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.

16Feb

(Re-Post) EC01r - “Sometimes Fairy Stories…” with Dr. Holly Ordway (Essay Chat)

IN THIS REPEAT: Here's a reminder of my occasional essay chat series with this re-post of the first one I did with Dr. Holly Ordway. Many people overlook the fact that Lewis work many shorter works. His essays are very enjoyable and cover a range of topics. 


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The following is a repeat of the debut series I've simply called an "essay chat." For those not familiar with it, the purpose of this program is to focus on a single essay (or similar shorter work) by C.S. Lewis and discuss it with another Lewis expert or enthusiast. This first one was done with Dr. Holly Ordway on the essay  "Sometimes Fairy Stories Say Best What's to be Said."

14Feb

(Re-Post) Light: C.S. Lewis’s First and Final Short Story (Dr. Charlie Starr)

IN THIS REPEAT: An earlier program from 2012 about a lost Lewis story that is a different version of one already known. 




Light_-_1st_and_Final.jpgThis book interview is from 2012, but it had not yet been featured here since changing the podcast audio hosting. It is a conversation with Dr. Charlie W. Starr and his book Light: C.S. Lewis's First and Final Short Story. It tells the story of how a manuscript surfaced that appeared to be a different version of a short story called "The Man Born Blind." The book reveals the results of his investigation and includes several interpretations of "Light." The interview was recorded at the 2012 C.S. Lewis Colloquium at Taylor University.

 

11Feb

(Re-Post) An Inklings Week in Oxford 2019

IN THIS REPEAT: An interview about the 2019 Inklings Week in Oxford with Hal Poe and Don King.

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Oxford_2019_Week.jpgIt's time again for the Inklings Fellowship group to go to Oxford for a week and they want you to join them. Listen to the following podcast interview with Drs. Hal Poe and Don King as they give details about the event, which begins Sunday evening, July 21st and ends Friday evening, July 26th (2019). Confirmed speakers include Colin Duriez, Malcolm Guite, Don King, Hal Poe, and Nigel Goodwin. The theme for the week is "Of Fellowships and Rings: The Role of Friendship and Community in the Christian Life."

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9Feb

(Re-Post) 75th Anniversary Reflections on The Screwtape Letters

IN THIS REPEAT: Some reflections on THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS.  




Screwtape_Anniversary_Reflections.jpgAs this podcast is released it's the 75th anniversary of the very first letter from Screwtape. Before the book version of The Screwtape Letters was published in 1942, The Guardian (a church publication that is no longer published) released the letters weekly, starting on May 2, 1941. What follows are short reflections from a variety of individuals about the landmark material that was Lewis' first claim to fame. Comments are from Dr. Bruce Edwards, Dr. Jerry Root, Brenton Dickieson, Andrew Lazo, Christin Ditchfield, Rev. Dr. Bruce R. Johnson, Mark Wallace Maguire, Dr. Don King, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Sandy Smith. Follow the links below to learn more about them.

4Feb

(Re-Post) An Inklings Week in Oxford 2019

IN THIS REPEAT: Information about the 2019 Week in Oxford from Inklings Fellowship.

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Oxford_2019_Week.jpgIt's time again for the Inklings Fellowship group to go to Oxford for a week and they want you to join them. Listen to the following podcast interview with Drs. Hal Poe and Don King as they give details about the event, which begins Sunday evening, July 21st and ends Friday evening, July 26th (2019). Confirmed speakers include Colin Duriez, Malcolm Guite, Don King, Hal Poe, and Nigel Goodwin. The theme for the week is "Of Fellowships and Rings: The Role of Friendship and Community in the Christian Life."

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2Feb

(Re-Post) Writing Tips from Lewis and Tolkien (King and Poe)

IN THIS REPEAT:  A chat with Drs. Don King and Hal Poe on writing.  

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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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29Jan

An Inklings Week in Oxford 2019

Oxford_2019_Week.jpgIt's time again for the Inklings Fellowship group to go to Oxford for a week and they want you to join them. Listen to the following podcast interview with Drs. Hal Poe and Don King as they give details about the event, which begins Sunday evening, July 21st and ends Friday evening, July 26th (2019). Confirmed speakers include Colin Duriez, Malcolm Guite, Don King, Hal Poe, and Nigel Goodwin. The theme for the week is "Of Fellowships and Rings: The Role of Friendship and Community in the Christian Life."

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