7May

(Re-Post) The Christian World of The Hobbit Series 02 (Dr. Devin Brown)

IN THIS REPEAT: Here's the second of five shows dealing with the book version of The Hobbit. 




 

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This is the second episode from my other podcast page of a special short-term interview series first posted in late 2012 on The Christian World of The Hobbit with Dr. Devin Brown. Each show will focus on one of the chapters in the book. My special co-host for this project is Sørina Higgins. This episode is called "Providence in The Hobbit."

5May

(Re-Post) The Christian World of The Hobbit Series 01 (with Dr. Devin Brown)

IN THIS REPEAT: The first of a five part short series focus on the book version of The Hobbit.




This is the debut episode from my other podcast page of a special short-term interview series on The Christian World of The Hobbit with Dr. Devin Brown. Each show will focus on one of the chapters in the book. My special co-host for this project is Sørina Higgins. This episode is called "An 'Essentially' Christian Story."
 
 

3May

(Re-Post) Tolkien (Dr. Devin Brown)

IN THIS REPEAT: There are a lot of biographies on Tolkien. Back in 2014 I shared about a SHORT one that is written by Dr. Devin Brown, author of several popular book on Narnia and Middle Earth.




TolkienDevinBrown.jpgDr. Devin Brown is back with another book about C.S. Lewis's (more famous) friend, J.R.R. Tolkien. This one is a brief biography simply called Tolkien. At the time I'm releasing this podcast, the final part of the movie version of The Hobbit will be out in a few weeks. Learn, or be reminded of, the interesting story of how Tolkien went from being "an obscure Oxford Professor" to "become the most beloved author of the century." 

1May

(Re-Post) International Symposium on C. S. Lewis

IN THIS REPEAT: Event happening Nov. 6-8, 2019 with a variety of speakers (including Douglas Gresham)

PHC_Symposium_Nov_2019.jpgThere's a very special gather happening November 6-8, 2019...it's call International Symposium on C.S. Lewis: Influence & Relevance Today.  It will be from Wednesday, November 6th until Friday, November 8th in Montreat, NC at the Montreat Conference Center. This podcast interview is with Ron Vinson, who is the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Heritage Center. Speakers at the event are Crystal Downing, David Downing, Diana Glyer, Douglas Gresham, Tom Key, Don King, John Akers, Earl Palmer, and Jerry Root.

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29Apr

(Re-Post) Not a Tame Lion (Terry Glaspey) 2016r

IN THIS REPEAT: An early interview with Terry Glaspey (recorded in 2011) about Not a Tame Lion

NotaTameLionTerry.jpgNot a Tame Lion is the name of a book that was published by Terry Glaspey back in 1996. Since then has been re-released twice. The cover you see here is the most recent edition. William O'Flaherty caught up with Terry back in 2011 during a conference about Lewis. While not too much of the conversation focuses on the book itself, Terry offers useful information related to Lewis in this short interview.

27Apr

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

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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22Apr

International Symposium on C. S. Lewis

PHC_Symposium_Nov_2019.jpgThere's a very special gather happening November 6-8, 2019...it's call International Symposium on C.S. Lewis: Influence & Relevance Today.  It will be from Wednesday, November 6th until Friday, November 8th in Montreat, NC at the Montreat Conference Center. This podcast interview is with Ron Vinson, who is the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Heritage Center. Speakers at the event are Crystal Downing, David Downing, Diana Glyer, Douglas Gresham, Tom Key, Don King, John Akers, Earl Palmer, and Jerry Root.

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20Apr

(Re-Post) Preparing for Easter (New Lewis Book of Devotional Readings)

IN THIS REPEAT: A book of readings related to Easter that is enjoyable any time of the year. 

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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17Apr

(Re-Post) EC10r - Meditation in a Toolshed (Dr. Bruce Edwards)

IN THIS REPEAT: Here's another previous essay chat; this one on Meditation in a Toolshed. 




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"Meditation in a Toolshed" was the tenth essay chat William O'Flaherty did back in 2012. Dr. Bruce Edwards, Professor Emeritus of English and Africana Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, is the guest for this discussion.  "Meditation in a Toolshed" is a fairly short essay that is a favorite among Lewis scholars. It is best found in God in the Dock essay collection. Learn about the background to this shorter work from Lewis and a few of the key points made in it that will either introduce to this great piece or remind you about it.

 

15Apr

(Re-Post) Lewis and Philosophy as a Way of Life (Dr. Adam Barkman) 2015r

In this repeat: An in-depth look at Lewis and Philosophy.




LewisandPhilosophyasaWayofLife2015rpodcaLewis is known mostly as the author of the Narnia stories and as a defender of the Christian faith. Few people know that he taught Philosophy before joining the English faculty at Oxford University. Dr. Adam Barkman is very much aware of this and he explores this fact and more in C.S. Lewis & Philosophy as a Way of Life. Dr. Barkman is the Associate Professor Of Philosophy at Redeemer College University in Ontario, Canada. His book is a complete look at the philosophical development of  Lewis and the various views he held within specific areas of philosophy. 

13Apr

(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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10Apr

(Re-Post) EC09r– Fern-seed and Elephants, pt. 2 (with Reggie Gates)

IN THIS REPEAT: This is the second part of the Fern-seed essay chat I posted yesterday.


 
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The following is the ninth essay chat produced by William O'Flaherty. It is the second of a two-part discussion of "Fern-seed and Elephants," a shorter work by Lewis that is best found in Christian Reflections. My guest is Lewis enthusiast Reggie Gates. Reggie runs another podcast website called "All About C.S. Lewis." In this program the final point is explored along with favorite quotes and related works.
 
 

8Apr

(Re-Post) EC08r - Fern-seed and Elephants, pt. 1 (with Reggie Gates)

IN THIS REPEAT: Here's another ESSAY CHAT...the first of a two-part look at "Fern-seed and Elephants."



Fern-ssedpt1.jpgThe following is the eighth essay chat produced by William O'Flaherty. It is the first of a two-part discussion of "Fern-seed and Elephants," a shorter work by Lewis that is best found in Christian Reflections. My guest is Lewis enthusiast Reggie Gates. Reggie runs another podcast website called "All About C.S. Lewis." In this program three of the four major points by Lewis are explored.

7Apr

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

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.

4Apr

(Re-Post) FPA / Max McLean (Screwtape) 2019 Interview

IN THIS REPEAT: My last new show...an interview with Max McLean. 

FPA-Max_McLean_2019_Interview.jpgFellowship for Performing Arts (FPA) is a not-for-profit production company founded by Max McLean. It is known for adapting The Screwtape Letters for the stage, but there are many other excellent plays they have done. In this podcast interview (recorded March 2019), William O'Flaherty spoke with Max about the Screwtape production, the other Lewis-related plays, as well as other shows FPA has done. Hear Max reveal that his adaptation of The Great Divorce will be touring again soon and other interesting details, like how C.S. Lewis dramatically impacted his own life. 

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