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AAJ Podcast: 07r Essay Chat – Myth Became Fact (with Dr. Michael Ward)

April 14, 2014

Myth Became Fact (God in the Dock)From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page - “Myth Became Fact” was the seven 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.

Also for those of you hoping to find the third part of the Lewis and Women miniseries note that it will not be posted until April 28th, however it is available on a new page I created over a BandCamp (link below)

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Lewis & Women – Get the COMPLETE SERIES!

April 12, 2014

LewisandWomen (bandcamp)If you’ve been enjoying the Lewis & Women podcast miniseries and can’t wait for the last two shows then you will want to know this:

I’m releasing all the shows through BandCamp. You can get the last two shows for just $1 each, or all FOUR for just $3. You can also preview ALL of the shows there in their entirety.

I’ll be doing a REPEAT for the next two weeks on my All About Jack page, so it will be several weeks before you can get them there. Purchasing them helps me paid for the hosting I have here on WordPress and over at PodOmatic. Thanks in advance for considering to help support my efforts to enable others to learn about the life and work of C.S. Lewis.

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AAJ Podcast: Lewis & Women #2 – “Factual” Women

April 7, 2014

LewisandWomen2From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page - This is the second of four shows that explores how C.S. Lewis viewed women. Some think he either hated females, or at least feared them. Even those who know this isn’t true have a hard time explaining why. Dr. Crystal Hurd, who has done a series of blog posts on the topic, is William O’Flaherty’s special guest to explore this topic. Gina Dalfonzo, the editor of joins in as guest co-host. This second podcast examines women that Lewis either knew or wrote to during his life (“factual” as opposed to the fictional females he created in his books).

Listen to Lewis & Women #2 Interview


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Book Review: If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis (Dr. Alister McGrath)

April 6, 2014

Lunch with LewisIn 2013 two books related to Lewis studies was released by Dr. Alister McGrath. Now this year another book by him, If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis recently became available. Last year we were presented with a biography and collection of new scholarly essays that evaluated Lewis’s life and the major themes of his writings. The present volume has a unique enough title to at least stop you long enough to make you wonder just what the book is aiming to accomplish. The subtitle offers some assistance: “Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life.” I’m not sure, but I think this is the first book with Lewis’s name in the title AND subtitle.

Not all subtitles brings clarity to a title’s purpose and unfortunately in this case this one falls short. However, the preface paints a very clear and ambitious picture: If you could meet Lewis for a series of lunches where he would mentor you on some of the key lessons he had learned from life, what would he have to say? After all, as McGrath points out, “Lewis is a rare example of someone who had to think about life’s great questions because they were forced on him by his own experiences…His ideas were forged in the heat of suffering and despair.”

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AAJ Podcast: Lewis & Women #1 – Miniseries Overview

March 31, 2014

LewisandWomen1From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page - This is the first of a four part miniseries exploring how C.S. Lewis viewed women. Did he secretly hate them or at least had a negative view of females in general? Dr. Crystal Hurd, who has done a series of blog posts on the topic, is my special guest. Another female, Gina Dalfonzo, the editor of joins in as guest co-host. Today’s podcast presents a general overview by briefly exploring nearly all of the issues related to this subject.

Listen to Lewis & Women #1 Interview


OTHER All About Jack Shows Dr. Hurd has been a Guest:

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AAJ Podcast: Taylor Colloquium 2014 (REPEAT)

March 24, 2014

2014 TaylorFrom my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page - I normally don’t repeat a podcast post so soon after it was originally posted, however I have a mini-series coming up and other new shows, so because this is an event happening at the end of May I wanted to make sure people heard about it in time to make plans to attend.

The following is a conversation I had with Dr. Pamela Jordan-Long from Taylor University about the 2014 C.S. Lewis Colloquium being held on campus May 29-June 1. She also gives some details about their C.S. Lewis Center which has a wide range of books from him and several other authors. The featured speakers include Dr. Michael Ward and Dr. Bruce Edwards who have been on previous All About Jack shows.

Listen to Taylor Colloquium 2014 Interview


We Interrupt This Interruption for an Announcement

March 23, 2014

Lewis Picture (Green Book)I’m sure most of you have noticed the lack of postings lately. I had planned to keep the daily quiz going at least through the end of this month, but had some personal health issues that forced me to limit my activities greatly. Fortunately those issues have passed and I’m doing much better.

Just prior to all that happening I had been hoping to figure out how to keep THIS blog active along with my larger Lewis site ( that really supersedes these posts. That is, I don’t really post anything here that isn’t posted there and I post much more frequently there.

Without getting too lengthy, part of the  “problem” had been the fact that at this blog you could signup and receive an email informing you of the latest post and at my other place you couldn’t…UNTIL NOW. So, while I plan to keep all the content already posted here, I will be putting more material on it even more rarely.

So, I ENCOURAGE you (especially if you already get the email from here) to go to my site and signup for those messages. Each day I post a fact, quote and quiz question and typically update three weekly features (so that’s about eight emails a week at the most).

SIGN UP E-CSLHere’s how to signup…visit my site, and find the rectangular box towards the top right. From there you need to click on it to be able to submit your email address. Once you hit the “Subscribe me!” button you will receive an email message shortly to confirm your subscription.

The daily features are usually completely included in the email (so you don’t even have to visit the site to get it). But if you want to check the answer to the quiz you will have to go to the site. I’ve been revising last year’s Jack in Retrospect column where I detail his life over the years by the months with an article three times a month (about every ten days).


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