14May

(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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12May

(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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9May

(Re-Post) C. S. Lewis and the Craft of Communication (Steven Beebe)

IN THIS REPEAT: My recent interview with Dr. Steven Beebe about his book dealing with Lewis as a Communicator. 

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 Communicating is something everyone does every day, but do you do it effectively? C.S. Lewis knew it was important to convey his ideas in a way for others to understand and many consider him a master at communications. In this podcast interview Dr. Steven Beebe, author of several textbooks related to that topic, explores why Lewis was an effective communicator. His book, new for 2020, is C. S. Lewis and the Craft of Communication. After many years of studying the topic, he found five principles that represent how and why Lewis was effective at communicating. The categories he created make up a clever phrase very apt for Lewis: "HI-TEA."

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7May

(Re-Post) Reflections on “The Weight of Glory”

IN THIS REPEAT: Before I began calling my occasional series "Why Read Lewis," I did a show with various guests reflecting on the landmark sermon, "The Weight of Glory." 




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C.S. Lewis is known for many things, the least of which is the fact that he actually preached several sermons during his life. This month marks the 75th anniversary of what was first heard by those present at Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford on June 8, 1941. Later it became available as the now famous essay, "The Weight of Glory." The following are some reflections on this shorter work that has had a great impact on so many. They are from Rob Fennell, Peter S. Williams, Corey Latta, Sarah Waters, Will Vaus, Carolyn Curtis, Michael Ward and Karl Johnson.

5May

2019 Douglas Gresham Interview

2019_Gresham_2.jpgBack in 2013, I did my first interview with Douglas Gresham (stepson of C.S. Lewis). What follows is a new conversation I had with him that occurred in early November 2019 at an event hosted by the Presbyterian Heritage Center at their International Symposium on C. S. Lewis. The reason for the delay in my posting of it is I only received a copy of it less than a week ago. There are two things to note about this interview. One, it had already been established prior to the interview that there was not anything new to report about the progress of the deal with Netflix, and secondly, there had already been a general interview with him by Dr. Don King earlier at the event (see link below to watch it). The focus of my conversation was mostly on the Narnia books and films. 

 

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2May

(Re-Post) LWW - Book verses 2005 Movie, pt. 2 (Starr and Downing, C)

IN THIS REPEAT - Here is the final part of a chat about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: book vs. 2005 movie.

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LLW_2005_Movie_v__Book_pt2.jpgThis is the second and final part of an episode exploring how well the 2005 Hollywood version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe compares with the book that was published in 1950. My guests are Dr. Crystal Downing, co-Director of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College and Dr. Charlie Starr who teach at Alderson Broaddus University. Both understand that sometimes book adaptations get it right and sometimes they don't. Find out their thoughts on Andrew Adamson's version of the first published Narnia story.

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30Apr

(Re-Post) Irrigating Deserts (Dr. Joel Heck)

IN THIS REPEAT: A show about Lewis' view on education with an interview with Dr. Joel Heck.

Irrigating_Deserts.jpgBack in 2012 I first released this podcast, however I've never shared it again since moving my hosting to Podbean in late 2014. So, for most of you this will be an interview you haven't heard before now. The author, Dr. Joel Heck, was featured not long ago for a book that just came out in 2017 (link below). Irrigating Deserts: C.S. Lewis on Education is the main focus of this conversation, but a few other topics are explored. Interestingly, Dr. Heck referred to the (then) forthcoming biography by Dr. Alister McGrath, which was released in 2013 and I did an interview with Dr. McGrath on it (link below).

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28Apr

(Re-Post) LWW - Book verses 2005 Movie, pt. 1 (C. Starr and C. Downing)

IN THIS REPEAT - the first half of a discussion on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe book vs. the 2005 movie. 

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This is the first of a two-part podcast episode exploring how well the 2005 Hollywood version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe compares with the book that was published in 1950. My guests are Dr. Crystal Downing, co-Director of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College and Dr. Charlie Starr who teach at Alderson Broaddus University. Both understand that sometimes book adaptations get it right and sometimes they don't. Find out their thoughts on Andrew Adamson's version of the first published Narnia story. 

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25Apr

C. S. Lewis and the Craft of Communication (Steven Beebe)

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 Communicating is something everyone does every day, but do you do it effectively? C.S. Lewis knew it was important to convey his ideas in a way for others to understand and many consider him a master at communications. In this podcast interview Dr. Steven Beebe, author of several textbooks related to that topic, explores why Lewis was an effective communicator. His book, new for 2020, is C. S. Lewis and the Craft of Communication. After many years of studying the topic, he found five principles that represent how and why Lewis was effective at communicating. The categories he created make up a clever phrase very apt for Lewis: "HI-TEA."

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19Apr

LWW - Book verses 2005 Movie, pt. 2 (Starr and Downing, C)

LLW_2005_Movie_v__Book_pt2.jpgThis is the second and final part of an episode exploring how well the 2005 Hollywood version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe compares with the book that was published in 1950. My guests are Dr. Crystal Downing, co-Director of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College and Dr. Charlie Starr who teach at Alderson Broaddus University. Both understand that sometimes book adaptations get it right and sometimes they don't. Find out their thoughts on Andrew Adamson's version of the first published Narnia story.

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11Apr

LWW - Book verses 2005 Movie, pt. 1 (C. Starr and C. Downing)

LLW_2005_Movie_v__Book_pt1.jpgThis is the first of a two-part podcast episode exploring how well the 2005 Hollywood version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe compares with the book that was published in 1950. My guests are Dr. Crystal Downing, co-Director of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College and Dr. Charlie Starr who teach at Alderson Broaddus University. Both understand that sometimes book adaptations get it right and sometimes they don't. Find out their thoughts on Andrew Adamson's version of the first published Narnia story. 

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5Apr

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Friendship (Colin Duriez)

IN THIS REPEAT: My 2013 interview with Colin Duriez on his biography on Lewis. 


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Colin Duriez is what you might call "an expert to the experts." He is among the top writers/scholars on not only C.S. Lewis, but also J.R.R. Tolkien. Just releasing now is his book C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Friendship. William O'Flaherty spoke with him about this title and why he chose to portray the life of Lewis through his friends.

25Mar

(Re-Post) Narnia Books Miniseries 07 The Last Battle

IN THIS REPEAT: A discussion of THE LAST BATTLE, from the final installment of the series looking at each Narnia book.





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This is the seventh and final show in a special series on the books in the Narnia series. Previously this program had not been share on All About Jack because it was created for another venture (that is now inactive). Returning to help co-host are Dr. Crystal Hurd and Paul Martin. Kevin Belmonte (author of The Quotable Chesterton, D.L. Moody: A Life and and other titles) is the special guest to explore the book The Last Battle. Feel free to leave questions or comments below. As noted above, this is the last episode in this series.
 
Each show is basically divided into the following segments:
 
The Story Behind the Story
Short Summary of the Book
Favorite Characters Discussion
Unique Aspects of this Story
General Discussion (a variety of questions related to the book)
 
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23Mar

(Re-Post) Narnia Books Miniseries 06 The Magician’s Nephew

IN THIS REPEAT: Chatting about The Magician's Nephew from a podcast series on the Narnia books.




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This is the sixth of seven shows in a special series on the books in the Narnia series. Previously this program had not been share on All About Jack because it was created for another venture (that is now inactive). Returning to help co-host is Dr. Crystal Hurd. Dr. Lou Markos (author of On the Shoulders of Hobbits, Restoring Beauty and other titles) is the special guest to explore the book The Horse and His Boy. Feel free to leave questions or comments below. Next time The Last Battle will be discussed with Kevin Belmonte. 
 
Each show is basically divided into the following segments:
 
The Story Behind the Story
Short Summary of the Book
Favorite Characters Discussion
Unique Aspects of this Story
General Discussion (a variety of questions related to the book)
 
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22Mar

(Re-Post) Narnia Books Miniseries 05 The Horse and His Boy

IN THIS REPEAT: The Horse and His Boy is explored in the fifth of seven podcasts that discuss the BOOKS on Narnia. 



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This is the fifth in a special series on the books in the Narnia series. Previously this program had not been share on All About Jack because it was created for another venture (that is now inactive). Returning to help co-host are Paul Martin (from NarniaFans.com) and Dr. Crystal Hurd. Dr. Charlie Starr (author of Light: C.S. Lewis's First and Final Short Story and other titles) is the special guest to explore the book The Horse and His Boy. Feel free to leave questions or comments below. Next time The Magician's Nephew will be discussed with Dr. Louis Markos. 
 
Each show is basically divided into the following segments:
  • The Story Behind the Story
  • Short Summary of the Book
  • Favorite Characters Discussion
  • Unique Aspects of this Story
  • General Discussion (a variety of questions related to the book)
 
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