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AAJ Podcast: C.S. Lewis Institute Summer Conference 2016

May 8, 2016

The C.S. Lewis Minute blog began back in late 2011 as a way for me to share my renewed interest in reading books by C.S. Lewis. This eventual lead to interviewing a variety of book authors and another place online to combine everything. EssentialCSLewis.com now supersedes this blog, but because a lot of people are still following it, I occasionally post here to remind those of what’s available there. 


From my All About Jack Podcast – 

CSLI 2016 Summer ConferenceThe following is a conversation with Dr. Joel Woodruff of C.S. Lewis Institute. He is the president of that organization. The focus of the show is on their upcoming conference that will be held at the Wade Center at Wheaton College June 26th – 30th. The theme is on “The Spiritual Formation of C.S. Lewis.” The plenary speaker is Dr. Lyle Dorsett. Other speakers include Dr. Jerry Root, Dr. Wayne Martindale and Marjorie Lamp Mead. Dr. Root and Dr. Martindale have previously been on All About Jack.

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Listen to CSLI Summer Conference 2016 Interview

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AAJ Podcast:16r Essay Chat – Willing Slaves of the Welfare State (Dr. Crystal Hurd)

May 6, 2016

The C.S. Lewis Minute blog began back in late 2011 as a way for me to share my renewed interest in reading books by C.S. Lewis. This eventual lead to interviewing a variety of book authors and another place online to combine everything. EssentialCSLewis.com now supersedes this blog, but because a lot of people are still following it, I occasionally post here to remind those of what’s available there. 


From my All About Jack Podcast

EC16r - Willing SlavesBack in April 2012 I began an occasional series of essay chats. Each of these podcasts examine a single shorter work that C.S. Lewis wrote with the hopes of encourage you to read or re-read it. As “Willing Slaves of the Welfare State” is repeated with this show, I find it hard to believe that I actually did sixteen over a seven month span. Of course, back then my program wasn’t very old and this was a fairly easy way to create a new podcast. My guest for this essay chat is a familiar name; Dr. Crystal Hurd has been on the show many times. Crystal is an educator and researcher from Virginia who is currently researching the role of artists as leaders. The essay discussed can most easily be found in God in the Dock.

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AAJ Podcast: Highlights Inklings Weekend 2016

May 4, 2016

The C.S. Lewis Minute blog began back in late 2011 as a way for me to share my renewed interest in reading books by C.S. Lewis. This eventual lead to interviewing a variety of book authors and another place online to combine everything. EssentialCSLewis.com now supersedes this blog, but because a lot of people are still following it, I occasionally post here to remind those of what’s available there. 


From my All About Jack Podcast – 

Highlights Inklings Weekend 2016There were three other great talks given as part of the Inklings Fellowship Weekend Retreat that was held in Montreat, NC at Montreat College.  The following is a show featuring excepts from each of the talks given by Don King, Dennis Beets and Hal Poe (in that order). Only about fifteen minutes of each presentation is shared. The theme of the retreat was “The Devil and C.S. Lewis.” With just a musical transition between each, you will hear Don King dealing with A Preface to Paradise Lost, then highlights from Dennis Beets on Perelandra is next, and finally a portion of Hal Poe’s talk about The Great Divorce

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AAJ Podcast: 75th Anniversary Reflections on The Screwtape Letters

May 2, 2016

The C.S. Lewis Minute blog began back in late 2011 as a way for me to share my renewed interest in reading books by C.S. Lewis. This eventual lead to interviewing a variety of book authors and another place online to combine everything. EssentialCSLewis.com now supersedes this blog, but because a lot of people are still following it, I occasionally post here to remind those of what’s available there. 


From my All About Jack Podcast – 

Screwtape Anniversary ReflectionsAs this podcast is released it’s the 75th anniversary of the very first letter from Screwtape. Before the book version of The Screwtape Letters was published in 1942, The Guardian (a church publication that is no longer published) released the letters weekly, starting on May 2, 1941. What follows are short reflections from a variety of individuals about the landmark material that was Lewis’ first claim to fame. Comments are from Dr. Bruce Edwards, Dr. Jerry Root, Brenton Dickieson, Andrew Lazo, Christin Ditchfield, Rev. Dr. Bruce R. Johnson, Mark Wallace Maguire, Dr. Don King, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Sandy Smith. Follow the links below to learn more about them.

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Interview with William O’Flaherty, “C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell”

April 30, 2016

Here’s an interview I did with Brenton Dickieson related to my first book.

A Pilgrim in Narnia

Readers of A Pilgrim in Narnia will know of my abiding interest in The Screwtape Letters. As the 75th anniversary of the first printing of the Letters is next Monday, we are taking a couple of weeks to celebrate this “positively diabolical” little book. Today we will feature an interview with William O’Flaherty. A digital kingmaker in the blogospheric realms, William has recently released C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell, a companion to the Letters with a study guide to help individuals and groups work through this great Christian resource. We are pleased that William has given us some of his time–when he isn’t interviewing C.S. Lewis scholars from around the world!

Brenton: C.S. Lewis has a broad and creative publishing history, including groundbreaking academic work and fantasy literature. What makes The Screwtape Letters stand out?

William: As your readers may know, this was Lewis’ first “claim to fame.”

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AAJ Podcast: Shining Light on Screwtape’s Darkest Secret (William O’Flaherty)

April 21, 2016

The C.S. Lewis Minute blog began back in late 2011 as a way for me to share my renewed interest in reading books by C.S. Lewis. This eventual lead to interviewing a variety of book authors and another place online to combine everything. EssentialCSLewis.com now supersedes this blog, but because a lot of people are still following it, I occasionally post here to remind those of what’s available there. 


From my All About Jack Podcast – 

Screwtape's Darkest SecretI just gave the following talk on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Inklings Fellowship Weekend Retreat that was held in Montreat, NC at Montreat College. It was also the public debut of my first book C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell: A Companion and Study Guide to The Screwtape Letters. While I do give a summary of the unique aspects of my book, the main focus of the talk is about the devils’ secret weapon that is mentioned in nearly all of the letters. My book just list them, but this presentation provides more details and gives a practical application to one’s life. Visit my website to contact me about giving this talk or a three or four part presentation on all of the places this weapon is mentioned or alluded to.

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AAJ Podcast: C.S. Lewis at War Interview (Paul McCusker) 2016r

April 19, 2016

The C.S. Lewis Minute blog began back in late 2011 as a way for me to share my renewed interest in reading books by C.S. Lewis. This eventual lead to interviewing a variety of book authors and another place online to combine everything. EssentialCSLewis.com now supersedes this blog, but because a lot of people are still following it, I occasionally post here to remind those of what’s available there. 


From my All About Jack Podcast – 

CS Lewis at WarPaul 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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