18Jul

(Re-Post) Apologetics and the Christian Imagination (Dr. Holly Ordway)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My show with Dr. Holly Ordway about new new apologetics book. 

Apologetics_and_the_Christian_Imagination.jpgNew for 2017 is a book by Dr. Holly Ordway entitled Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith. This podcast interview gives an overview of Holly’s belief that both reason and imagination should be used for the most effective defense of the Christian faith. She has previously been on All About Jack for a couple of “Essay Chat” podcasts and co-hosted a series dealing with The Narnia Code, and talking about her spiritual autobiography Not God’s Type.

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16Jul

(Re-Post) Writing Outside of the Inner Ring (Corey Latta)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My most recent new episode about a talk Corey Latta gave in June 2018.

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Corey_at_Wade_2018.jpgDr. Corey Latta, author of C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing, gave a talk at The Marion E. Wade Center during the recent 2018 C.S. Lewis Institute Summer Conference. "Writing Outside of the Inner Ring" is the revised title he told me when giving me permission to share his presentation. While sharing candidly about his own experiences, he uses Lewis's essay, "The Inner Ring" and several letters from 1930 to talk about motivation for writing (and other creative endeavors) and how to stay focused during times of discouragement.

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13Jul

(Re-Post) Surprised By Misquotes (William O’Flaherty)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My last short talk (paper) at Taylor University...it's about my book, The Misquotable C.S. Lewis

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2018_Taylor_Talk_William_O_Flaherty.jpgI gave the following short talk on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Taylor University Colloquium. My brief presentation was part of a variety of academic papers that were presented. The full title of my talk was Surprised By Misquotes: Unexpected Findings from The Misquotable C. S. Lewis. In it, I share some of the unusual details from my years of researching quotations credited to Lewis that he did not write. This talk, however, only gives a small snapshot of what is in the book.

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10Jul

(Re-Post) C. S. Lewis on Prayer (Video Study by Rev. David Beckmann)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An interview about a series of videos to help you understand Letters to Malcolm

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CSL_on_Prayer_Beckmann_Videos_.jpgHow familiar are with Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer? Rev. David Beckmann has studied this book a lot and given a variety of talks on it. Now he has pulled together that experience and put it into a series of online videos that was filmed in and around Oxford. That's why he's my guest on this new All About Jack podcast. Learn more about this eight-part series and where to go to watch the first session for free. Beckmann is an Anglican priest, recent director of the C. S. Lewis Study Center at the Kilns, and Moderator of the CS Lewis Society of Chattanooga.

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8Jul

(Re-Post) The Faun’s Bookshelf (Dr. Charlie Starr)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An interview about The Faun's Bookself by Dr. Charlie Starr.A new book that releases THIS month.



Faun_s_Bookshelf.jpgThe Faun's Bookshelf is an interesting title that explores, as part of the subtitle reveals, "Why Myth Matters." Dr. Charlie Starr, the author, uses books C.S. Lewis mentions on Mr. Tumnus's bookshelf as the framework to examine what myth means and how it teaches us about reality. This interviewed was recorded on the campus of Taylor University the day before the 11th Frances W. Ewbank Colloquium, where he gave one of the keynote talks. Even though Charlie goes into a lot of deal about his book in this interview, you will learn even more about myth by purchasing his book (direct link given below). Speak thanks to Dr. Crystal Hurd who voiced the endorsement given at the start and also an except from Charlie's book.

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5Jul

(Re-Post) C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing (Dr. Corey Latta)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An interview from  2017 about a book from Dr. Corey Latta entitled C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing

CSL_and_the_Art_of_Writing.jpgYou obviously know that C.S. Lewis was a writer, but did you know that he wrote a good deal of advice on writing? That's the focus of this podcast interview about a book called C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing. The author is Dr. Corey Latta and in this book he's broken that advice down into fifty bit-size chapters that also gives some optional exercises to help you put that advice into practice. The book has a biographical tone to it, so even if you are not a writer you can still enjoy it. Plus, some of the tips on writing can be applied to other creative endeavors.

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2Jul

Writing Outside of the Inner Ring (Corey Latta)

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Corey_at_Wade_2018.jpgDr. Corey Latta, author of C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing, gave a talk at The Marion E. Wade Center during the recent 2018 C.S. Lewis Institute Summer Conference. "Writing Outside of the Inner Ring" is the revised title he told me when giving me permission to share his presentation. While sharing candidly about his own experiences, he uses Lewis's essay, "The Inner Ring" and several letters from 1930 to talk about motivation for writing (and other creative endeavors) and how to stay focused during times of discouragement.

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30Jun

(Re-Post) Deeper Magic (Dr. Donald T. Williams)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My Interview with Donald T. Williams that explores the theology of C.S. Lewis. 

Deeper_Magic.jpgWhile C.S. Lewis is known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, it's difficult to find specifics about what he believed in some aspects of Theology. This is not unusual because he wasn't a Theologian, even though he did manage to help many understand various theological issues. Fortunately, a new book by Dr. Donald T. Williams, entitled Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C.S. Lewis tackles the topic. This podcast interview provides an overview of his book that not only summarizes Lewis' views but also gives an analysis of them. Dr. Williams has previously been on All About Jack with a couple of podcasts featuring two different talks that related to the subject.

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28Jun

(Re-Post) The Inklings and King Arthur (Sørina Higgins)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My recent interview (Feb. 2018) with Sorina Higgins about the book she editted, The Inklilngs and King Arthur

Inklings_and_King_Arthur.jpgIf you have read a variety of writings from Lewis, Tolkien and their friends Charles Williams and Owen Barfield, then you know they had more than a passing interest in King Arthur. In the following podcast learn about a new book, edited by Sørina Higgins that explores the latest viewpoints on their Arthurian literature. This massive book (500+ pages) took over four years to complete and includes contributions from Brenton Dickieson, Malcolm Guite, Holly Ordway and Alyssa House-Thomas. The list of endorsers include Michael Ward, Don W. King and Colin Duriez.

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25Jun

(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:

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23Jun

(Re-Post) The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Mark Neal)

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IN THIS REPEAST: Here's a chat I had in early 2016 with Mark Neal, the co-author of The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis.




 

ImaginationInterviewMarkNeal.jpgPreviously William O'Flaherty spoke with Dr. Jerry Root about The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis before the book was available to own. What follows is a conversation with the other co-author of the work, Mark Neal. This podcast covers more specifically what is in the combined effort from Root and Neal. Detailed examples are given from each of the two major sections of the book in addition to providing further information about the remarkable imagination Lewis had and how you can develop your's better.

 

22Jun

(Re-Post) Surprised By Misquotes (William O’Flaherty)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My last new show; it features a short talk (paper) I gave about my book, The Misquotable C.S. Lewis

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2018_Taylor_Talk_William_O_Flaherty.jpgI gave the following short talk on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Taylor University Colloquium. My brief presentation was part of a variety of academic papers that were presented. The full title of my talk was Surprised By Misquotes: Unexpected Findings from The Misquotable C. S. Lewis. In it, I share some of the unusual details from my years of researching quotations credited to Lewis that he did not write. This talk, however, only gives a small snapshot of what is in the book.

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21Jun

(Re-Post) Beyond the Shadowlands (Wayne Martindale)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Interview with Wayne Martindale.about Beyond the Shadowlands 



BeyondtheShadowlands.jpgIf you spoke with ten people about the topic of Heaven and Hell you were likely get more than a dozen viewpoints! C.S. Lewis wrote a lot on the issue through-out his nonfiction and fictional works. In Beyond the Shadowlands, Dr. Wayne Martindale details Lewis's views on the subject in an easy to read format. Dr. Martindale is a professor of English at Wheaton College, Illinois and was also involved in The Quotable Lewis and The Soul of C.S. Lewis.

 

19Jun

(Re-Post) Preacher Lewis - 75 Years Later (William O’Flaherty)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's a talk William O'Flaherty gave in 2014, the 75th anniversary of the first sermon that Lewis preached.

 

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The following is not an interview, but a talk that I recent gave in TN at the C.S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga. The topic is about when Lewis spoke at church. He gave his first sermon 75 years ago…the debut was in 1939. I provide an overview of what we know about the times he preached and greater details about his first, last and best messages. 

 

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18Jun

(Re-Post) The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Dr. Jerry Root)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Dr. Jerry Root on The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis, from a conversation with him about it before the book came out.




TheSuprisingImaginationofCSLewis.jpgDr. Jerry Root is a well respected scholar on C.S. Lewis and a much sought after speaker in general. Jerry sat down with William O'Flaherty just before the start of the CSLIS conference (that was held at Grove City in 2015) to talk about a forthcoming book entitled The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis that is due out in September (2015). Dr. Root is an Associate Professor at Wheaton College and Director of Wheaton Evangelism Initiative, Billy Graham Center for Evangelism.

 

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