27Jun

Apologetics and the Christian Imagination (Dr. Holly Ordway)

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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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26Jun

(Re-Post) Mere Christians (Andrew Lazo)

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IN THIS REPEAT: The last "new" I posted from an interview not yet shared here until last week. 

Mere_Christians_repost_2017_.jpgHere's another interview that was first released back in 2012 and not yet shared again since my audio hosting was moved to Podbean in late 2014. Thus, this is something most of you has likely not heard before now. This podcast is with Andrew Lazo and is about a book he co-edited, MERE CHRISTIANS: Inspiring Stories of Encounters with C. S. Lewis. Andrew has written a variety of articles on Lewis and contributed to the 2015 book, Women and C. S. Lewis. He has also been a guest on my occasional "Essay Chat" podcast series. We took two programs to explore Lewis' essay called "On Stories."

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25Jun

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis at War Interview (Paul McCusker) 2016r

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IN THIS REPEAT: Lewis was a veteran of WWi and he was informally involved in WWII. Learn more about the in this interview with Paul McCusker.

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Paul McCusker is the Creative Director at Focus on the Family. Many know him for his involvement in Adventures in Odyssey where he has written over 300 shows; and of course he helped create the Radio Theatre Production of The Chronicles of Narnia. In 2013, they released C.S. Lewis at War: The Dramatic Story Behind Mere Christianity. This is the focus on this podcast with William O'Flaherty.

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24Jun

(Re-Post) EC07r - Myth Became Fact (with Dr. Michael Ward)

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IN THIS REPEAT: For the seventh essay chat I had Dr. Michael Ward discussing "Myth Become Fact."


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"Myth Became Fact" was the seventh essay chat I produced back in 2012. Although not directly related to Easter, it does touch on some aspects of it. I had the pleasure of catching up with Dr. Michael Ward, author of The Narnia Code and other books for this discussion. Note that we had some recording problems and the audio quality unfortunately didn't come out as well as hoped. The essay is best found in God in the Dock.

23Jun

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

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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.

21Jun

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

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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.

20Jun

Mere Christians (Andrew Lazo)

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Mere_Christians_repost_2017_.jpgHere's another interview that was first released back in 2012 and not yet shared again since my audio hosting was moved to Podbean in late 2014. Thus, this is something most of you has likely not heard before now. This podcast is with Andrew Lazo and is about a book he co-edited, MERE CHRISTIANS: Inspiring Stories of Encounters with C. S. Lewis. Andrew has written a variety of articles on Lewis and contributed to the 2015 book, Women and C. S. Lewis. He has also been a guest on my occasional "Essay Chat" podcast series. We took two programs to explore Lewis' essay called "On Stories."

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19Jun

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

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


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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.

18Jun

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

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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.
 
 

 

17Jun

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

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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.

15Jun

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

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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. These essays 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."

14Jun

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

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IN THIS REPEAT: The 2nd new episode from this year 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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13Jun

(Re-Post) - America Discovers C.S. Lewis (Dr. K. Alan Snyder)

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IN THIS REPEAT: The first new interview I did this year; about the book America Discovers C.S. Lewis by Dr. Alan Snyder.

America_Discovers_CSL.jpgIf you live in the United States, then you are probably not too surprised to know that a lot of people here know about C.S. Lewis. Did you know it was first an American who helped to tell the world about him? That's just a small part of what you'll find in a book called America Discovers C.S. Lewis by history professor, Dr. Alan Snyder. Alan also explores the contrast between a young C.S. Lewis who had negative views about the U.S. and a more mature Lewis who married an American, along with telling about a variety of individuals who have been profoundly impacted by his life and writings.

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12Jun

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

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IN THIS REPEAT: The last new 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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10Jun

(Re-Post) Joy, both parts (Abigail Santamaria)

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IN THIS REPEAT: In summer 2015 I shared a two-part interview about a new biography on Joy Davidman; here's BOTH parts.




JOYABBY.jpgWhile I just released my interview with Abigail Santamaria in two parts, due to the popularity of those shows it seems there are those who would like the convenience of having them combined. So, that's what this episode is, simply both chats in a single show. While nothing new has been added, the ending from the first part and introduction of the second has been removed (thus both shows together are shorter than the two combined).  As noted previously, this is the first book from Abigail Santamaria and its the first full-length biography on Joy Davidman, who was an accomplished writer before she married C.S. Lewis. Some of the topics explored in this interview with William O'Flaherty include how Abigail became interested in Joy's life and about what the Davidman household was like growing up, Joy's first marriage to Bill Gresham, how Joy met Lewis, some factors that led to her divorce and how she ultimately married Lewis twice. 

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