From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page – The focus of this podcast is a talk that Dr. Donald Williams gave recently that was a paper presented at Taylor University earlier this year as part of the 9th Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends. Dr. Williams explores the challenges faced when consider Lewis as a theologian. The material is the ground work for a book he is working and in it he share why such an examination is needed.
From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page – 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.
From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page – I’m sharing an interview from respected C.S. Lewis scholar Dr. Charlie Starr, but it’s not directly about Lewis. However, Charlie does announce news about upcoming articles related to Lewis towards the end of the show. However, the main focus is on a brand new fictional book that is influenced in part by Lewis and done in the vein of his Science Fiction trilogy. The book is called The Heart of Light: A Tale of Solomon Star and it is the first of what should be many great adventures. This is also different in another way, I had Dr. Crystal Hurd, a frequent guest on All About Jack conduct the interview. As you may remember she actually did another interview for me in 2013. It was a brief visit with Dr. Malcolm Guite.
From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page – This is a very different edition of All About Jack. Normally I share material more directly related to C.S. Lewis, but that’s not the case today. Instead I’m sharing an interview I asked Gina Dalfonzo to conduct on my behalf with Kevin Belmonte about his new book called D.L. Moody A Life: Innovator, Evangelist, World Changer. While we know of no direct influence Moody had on Lewis, we do know that Moody advocated what Lewis would later call “Mere Christianity.”
I’m changing my podcast feed for All About Jack and while most of you just wait to see it announced here, those of you who go for the direct feed will especially want to know about this change. That direct feed is: http://AllAboutJack.podbean.com/feed/. If you just want to go to the site itself to see the latest posting go here: AllAboutJack.podbean.com
I decided start off by adding the first four essay chats. As you may recall the purpose of them is to take a single essay/short work my Lewis and explore it to encourage you to read or re-read it. I also included the recent show about the latest issue of Sehnsucht. Below are the titles and direct links:
- EC01r – “Sometimes Fairy Stories…” with Dr. Holly Ordway (Essay Chat)
- EC02r – The Necessity of Chivalry with Dr. Bruce Johnson (Essay Chat)
- EC03r – “Period Criticism” with Kevin Belmonte (Essay Chat)
- EC04r – “Is Theology Poetry?” with Dr. Holly Ordway (Essay Chat)
- Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal (Dr. Bruce Johnson)
This year is the 75th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’s first appearance behind the pulpit. His first sermon was in 1939 at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Oxford. To help mark this landmark event William O’Flaherty will be speaking at the C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga on Tuesday, August 12 to highlight all of his messages.
O’Flaherty’s talk is entitled “Lewis as Preacher – A 75th Anniversary Reflection” as is part of the group’s free summer series held at The Camp House in Chattanooga, Tennessee. More DETAILS HERE.
Preview some of the material that will be covered at the talk by reading an article recently posted on HarperOne’s official C.S. Lewis blog. Below is the first couple of paragraphs (follow the link to read the rest).
As previously noted this blog has been superseded by another site I’ve created that now contains all the new material I do related to Lewis. However, from time-to-time I duplicate a post here (or provide a preview of it) because there are so many signed up to receive notification of news post here.
Those who falsely claim that C.S. Lewis didn’t like women have missed the gender than he secretly hated: MALES! That’s correct, hidden very deep within the writings of C.S. Lewis you will discover a hatred that is so concealed that only my carefully skilled abilities have been able to uncover the shocking truth.
I don’t expect you to accept my word on this delicate matter…so, I’ll reveal what my findings have been so far (undoubtedly there is more yet to be discovered). What follows is a list of characters Lewis created along with a short explanation as to why it proves my point.
Edmund Pevensie – in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Edmund is the villainous traitor whose deeds result in the death of Aslan.