31Jul

(Re-Post) Highlights Inklings Weekend 2021, Part 2 of 2

IN THIS REPEAT: A recent show that featured excerpts from talks given by Hal Poe and Don King at the 2021 Inklings Weekend. 

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2021_Inklings_Highlights_Pt_2_of_277fb6.jpgThis is the second of a two-part episode featuring highlights from the 2021 Inklings Weekend that was held in Montreat, NC at Montreat College from July 9-11. Previously, two talks given by Dr. Devin Brown were shared. This time highlights from addresses given by Dr. Hal Poe and Dr. Don King are presented. The theme of the weekend was "The Radio Broadcasts at Eighty; A Celebration of Mere Christianity." However, only the first excerpt from Dr. Hal Poe actually related to that theme. His talk was “Mere Christianity as Personal Testimony.” After about the first 15 minutes of his nearly hour-long presentation, is a message from Dr. Don King, who has been working on a biography of Warnie Lewis, C.S. Lewis's brother. You'll hear some of the key things Don learned about Warnie. 

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29Jul

After Humanity (Dr. Michael Ward)

After_Humanity_Ward_2021_9157v.jpgThe Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis is often an overlooked book despite it being one of his shortest. In this podcast, you'll hear Dr. Michael Ward interviewed about his new title (2021) that aims to help you understand and appreciate this classic book by Lewis. After Humanity first provides useful background information about this brief title before providing a commentary on the text itself. There is also an interesting photo gallery included. Finally, learn about a couple of times that Lewis didn't correctly quote some in The Abolition of Man.

 

28Jul

(Re-Post) Highlights Inklings Weekend 2021, Part 1 of 2

IN THIS REPEAT: Highlights of two talks given by Dr. Devin Brown at Inklings Weekend 2021.

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2021_Inklings_Highlights_DEVIN7gqsy.jpgThe 2021 Inklings Weekend was just held in Montreat, NC at Montreat College. Two of the four talks given were by Dr. Devin Brown (author of A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis and other great books). The theme of the weekend was "The Radio Broadcasts at Eighty; A Celebration of Mere Christianity." The following podcast is about fifteen minutes of each of the talks Devin gave. The first was “The Story Behind Mere Christianity” and the second was “Lewis's Arguments - Not Deductive but Abductive: And What This Might Mean for Us Today.” 

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26Jul

(Re-Post) Inkling-Plus Premiere Global Conference (Ron Vinson)

IN THIS REPEAT: An interview about the upcoming (March 2022) Inkling-Plus event in Montreat, NC. 

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Inklilngs_Plus_March_202275lm0.jpgThe Presbyterian Heritage Center (PHC) is hosting another great event related to C.S. Lewis. Their Inkling-Plus Premiere Global Conference is called "From Shakespeare to the Inklings: The Bible's Impact on Creative Imagination." It will be held at the Montreat Conference Center from Wednesday, March 16th to Friday, March 18th. This podcast interview is with Ron Vinson, who is the Executive Director of the PHC. Speakers at the event are Harry (Hal) Poe, Crystal Downing, David Downing, Diana Glyer, Don King, Hannibal Hamlin, Tim Ternes, Sorina Higgins, Sarah Waters, and Michael Morgan.

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24Jul

(Re-Post) Seven Literary Sages (Christian History magazine)

IN THIS REPEAT: An interview about an issue of Christian History (magazine) about Lewis and those who influenced him and/or were his contemporaries.  




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C.S. Lewis is among a group of six other authors honored at the Marion E. Wade Center ("The Wade") at Wheaton College in Illinois. George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield are the other individuals you can do in-depth research on in one location. But what if you wanted to learn about one key idea that each of these authors were known for? That's where the latest issue of Christian History comes in. They've just released an issue entitled "Seven Literary Sages" that accomplishes that and much more. William O'Flaherty spoke with Dr. Jennifer Woodruff Tait, the managing editor of the magazine to learn about an issue that features content by Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. David Downing and Colin Duriez.

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22Jul

C.S. Lewis at Home (Christian History magazine)

CHI_-_CSL_at_Home61chv.jpgThe magazine Christian History usually releases four issues a year and it has been a while since they did an entire magazine just on C.S. Lewis. This podcast interview with Dr. Jennifer Woodruff Tait explores their new for 2021"C.S. Lewis at Home." As the title suggests, the focus is on the home life of Lewis, so the spotlight is more on his family; his brother Warnie, his wife, Joy, and his parents. Articles written in this issue include those by Crystal Hurd, Paul E. Michelson, Abigail Santamaria, Harry Lee Poe, Andrew Lazo, and Joe Ricke.

 

18Jul

Highlights Inklings Weekend 2021, Part 2 of 2

2021_Inklings_Highlights_Pt_2_of_277fb6.jpgThis is the second of a two-part episode featuring highlights from the 2021 Inklings Weekend that was held in Montreat, NC at Montreat College from July 9-11. Previously, two talks given by Dr. Devin Brown were shared. This time highlights from addresses given by Dr. Hal Poe and Dr. Don King are presented. The theme of the weekend was "The Radio Broadcasts at Eighty; A Celebration of Mere Christianity." However, only the first excerpt from Dr. Hal Poe actually related to that theme. His talk was “Mere Christianity as Personal Testimony.” After about the first 15 minutes of his nearly hour-long presentation, is a message from Dr. Don King, who has been working on a biography of Warnie Lewis, C.S. Lewis's brother. You'll hear some of the key things Don learned about Warnie. 

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17Jul

(Re-Post) Essay Chat #22 – Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism (Corey Latta)

IN THIS REPEAT: A recently shared essay chat on the shorter work entitled "Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism." My guest was Dr. Corey Latta. 

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Psychoanalysis_and_Literary_Criticism_for_ess..."Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism" is an essay by C.S. Lewis that has implications beyond either Freud or Literary Criticism. Thus, even if you would normally not read about either subject, you should find this podcast exploring this shorter work by Lewis interesting. Dr. Corey Latta joined William O'Flaherty to discuss this essay on specialized topics. Dr. Latta has been on the podcast several times and has written a few books, including C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing from 2016. "Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism," while published in other places, is best available in the collection Selected Literary Essays. As with other "essay chats," the purpose of focusing on a single essay is to encourage you to read (or re-read) it and other essays by Lewis that are often neglected.

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13Jul

Highlights Inklings Weekend 2021, Part 1 of 2

2021_Inklings_Highlights_DEVIN7gqsy.jpgThe 2021 Inklings Weekend was just held in Montreat, NC at Montreat College. Two of the four talks given were by Dr. Devin Brown (author of A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis and other great books). The theme of the weekend was "The Radio Broadcasts at Eighty; A Celebration of Mere Christianity." The following podcast is about fifteen minutes of each of the talks Devin gave. The first was “The Story Behind Mere Christianity” and the second was “Lewis's Arguments - Not Deductive but Abductive: And What This Might Mean for Us Today.” 

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12Jul

(Re-Post) Lewis Symposium 2019 Male Panel Discussion, pt. 2

IN THIS REPEAT: Hear the last half of a panel discussion featuring some of the top Lewis scholars. 

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PHC_Male_Panel_Discussion_pt_2.jpgThe following podcast is the second and final part of a panel discussion featuring the men who were speakers at C.S. Lewis: Influence & Relevance Today - An International Symposium of the Presbyterian Heritage Center (PHC) that was held at the Montreat Conference Center November 6-8, 2019. They were Drs. Don King, Jerry Root, David Downing, and Hal Poe. As noted in the introduction, this recording is from my own equipment and not from what the PHC recorded. Doing it this way was the quickest way to get the show out. Also, I'll update this page when any official video or other audio is made available.

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10Jul

(Re-Post) Lewis Symposium 2019 Male Panel Discussion, pt. 1

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IN THIS REPEAT: The first of a two-part panel discussion from November 2019 event in Montreat, NC. 




What follows is a podcast of the first part of the panel discussion featuring the males who were speakers at C.S. Lewis: Influence & Relevance Today - An International Symposium of the Presbyterian Heritage Center (PHC) that was held at the Montreat Conference Center November 6-8, 2019. They were Drs. Don King, Jerry Root, David Downing, and Hal Poe. As noted in the introduction, this recording is from my own equipment and not from what the PHC recorded. Doing it this way was the quickest way to get the show out. The second part of this show should be posted a few days after this one (link will be below when it is available). Also, as any official video or other audio is made available then this page will be updated to reflect that information.

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7Jul

Inkling-Plus Premiere Global Conference (Ron Vinson)

Inklilngs_Plus_March_202275lm0.jpgThe Presbyterian Heritage Center (PHC) is hosting another great event related to C.S. Lewis. Their Inkling-Plus Premiere Global Conference is called "From Shakespeare to the Inklings: The Bible's Impact on Creative Imagination." It will be held at the Montreat Conference Center from Wednesday, March 16th to Friday, March 18th. This podcast interview is with Ron Vinson, who is the Executive Director of the PHC. Speakers at the event are Harry (Hal) Poe, Crystal Downing, David Downing, Diana Glyer, Don King, Hannibal Hamlin, Tim Ternes, Sorina Higgins, Sarah Waters, and Michael Morgan.

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5Jul

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

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




Before 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: UnderstanJoy_and_Poetic_Imagination.jpgding 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.

26Jun

Essay Chat #22 – Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism (Corey Latta)

Psychoanalysis_and_Literary_Criticism_for_ess..."Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism" is an essay by C.S. Lewis that has implications beyond either Freud or Literary Criticism. Thus, even if you would normally not read about either subject, you should find this podcast exploring this shorter work by Lewis interesting. Dr. Corey Latta joined William O'Flaherty to discuss this essay on specialized topics. Dr. Latta has been on the podcast several times and has written a few books, including C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing from 2016. "Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism," while published in other places, is best available in the collection Selected Literary Essays. As with other "essay chats," the purpose of focusing on a single essay is to encourage you to read (or re-read) it and other essays by Lewis that are often neglected.

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23Jun

(Re-Post) Becoming C. S. Lewis (Dr. Hal Poe)

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IN THIS REPEAT - Dr. Hal Poe shares about his bio on the early life of C.S. Lewis in Becoming C.S. Lewis. 

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How well do you know C.S. Lewis? You probably don't know Jack as well as you think, until you know his early life. Or more accurately, nearly all of Lewis' interests and tastes were formed in his first twenty years. That is the new book by Dr. Harry Lee (Hal) Poe, entitled Becoming C.S. Lewis examines these early years and shows how his youth influenced his later life and writings. This podcast interview features Dr. Poe explaining how he came to write this book (the first of three) and why knowing Jack Lewis (his friends called him "Jack") is best understood by exploring his formative years.

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