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AAJ Podcast: Seven Literary Sages (Christian History magazine)

March 2, 2015

Seven Literary SagesFrom my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page – C.S. Lewis is among a group of six other authors honored at the Marion E. Wade Center (“The Wade”) at Wheaton College in Illinois. George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield are the other individuals you can do in-depth research on in one location. But what if you wanted to learn about one key idea that each of these authors were known for? That’s where the latest issue of Christian History comes in. They’ve just released an issue entitled “Seven Literary Sages” that accomplishes that and much more. William O’Flaherty spoke with Dr. Jennifer Woodruff Tait, the managing editor of the magazine to learn about an issue that features content by Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. David Downing and Colin Duriez.


Listen to Seven Literary Sages Interview


AAJ Podcast: Teaching Screwtape to a New Generation (Brenton Dickieson)

February 25, 2015

Brenton at Taylor

From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page – Various editions of The Screwtape Letters was released over the years during the month of February. In light of that an encore of a previous podcast related to Screwtape is posted today. Back in 2012 Brenton Dickieson was one of several individuals who read a paper at the 2012 C.S. Lewis Colloquium at Taylor University.  For his presentation he read the highlights of  “The Pedagogical Value of The Screwtape Letters for a New Generation” (see link below to read the complete paper). He also shared  a Prezi presentation during the talk (that you can watch by following the link below).


Listen to Brenton’s Screwtape Paper


AAJ Podcast: 10r Essay Chat – Meditation in a Toolshed (Dr. Bruce Edwards)

February 17, 2015

EC10- - Meditation in a ToolshedFrom my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page – “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.


Listen to Meditation in a Toolshed Chat


AAJ Podcast: The C.S. Lewis Collection (Logos Bible Software)

February 10, 2015

CS Lewis Colletion (LOGOS)From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page – There have been eBook versions of various book by C.S. Lewis for some time. However, unless you were a computer wiz there wasn’t an easy way to search multiple books by Lewis. However, soon that will all change. William O’Flaherty recently spoke with Joel Muddamalle from Logos Bible Software about a 30 book collection of works by Lewis that is scheduled to release by the first week of March, 2015. Before it releases you can save over $100 off the regular list price. Learn more about this collection and what you can do with it either on its own or with Logos Bible Software.


Listen to C.S. Lewis Collection Interview


AAJ Podcast: 2015 Inklings Weekend in Montreat

February 2, 2015

Inklings Fellowship 2015From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page – The 2015 Inklings Weekend is approaching soon. The Inklings Fellowship will have it in Montreat (N.C.) April 17-19. Dr. Hal Poe, who is from the organizing group, is the guest for the show. The theme this year is “The Inklings and the Ladies,” as it’s the centennial anniversary of the birth of Joy Davidman (Lewis’s wife). Speakers at the event include Colin Duriez, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Dr. Don King. He also shares about another events they have in March called “Christianity in the Academy Conference.”

Listen to 2015 Inklings Weekend Interview


AAJ Podcast: The Hobbit – Movies vs. the Book, Part 2

January 27, 2015

Hobbit - Movies vs Book pt2From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page – There is no shortage of opinions about the three films based on The Hobbit. Whether you love them or hate them, have you considered if they are can be considered good movies even if they are not faithful adaptations? Also, how close do they come to presenting the core themes of the book itself? In this second and final part part William O’Flaherty is again joined by Dr. Charlie Starr, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Brenton Dickieson to discuss whether or not one can still enjoy the movies despite their imperfections.

Listen to Movies vs. the Book, Part 2 Roundtable



January Artifact of the Month: 1977 Video of Barfield and Kilby

January 21, 2015

William O'Flaherty:

Another great post from the Wade Center as they celebrate their 50th anniversary!

Originally posted on Off the Shelf:

Continuing the celebration of our 50th Anniversary year, we are featuring a video of Clyde S. Kilby, founder of the Wade Center, and Owen Barfield recorded at Wheaton College on November 3, 1977.

The video is an edited version of the full 37-minute recording by Lord & King Associates, which is held at the Wade Center under call number: CSL-Y / VR-16.

In the video, Kilby begins by showing Barfield the Wade’s recently acquired Lewis Family Wardrobe on display in the Wade Center’s Reading Room, which at that time was housed on the 2nd floor in the Nicholas Wing of Wheaton College’s Buswell Library. Although Kilby states that the maker of the wardrobe is uncertain, it was later confirmed that this wardrobe was handmade by Richard Lewis, C.S. Lewis’s paternal grandfather sometime in the 1800s. The wardrobe stood for many years in the Lewis family home of Little Lea in Belfast…

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