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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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AAJ Podcast: Taylor Colloquium 2016

April 17, 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 – 

Taylor 2016The following is a conversation I had with Dr. Joseph Ricke from Taylor University about the 2016 C.S. Lewis Colloquium being held on their campus June 2-5. He also gives some details about their C.S. Lewis Center which has a wide range of books from Lewis and several other authors. The featured speakers for this Colloquium are Dr. Diana Glyer, Colin Duriez and Sorina Higgins. Each have been on All About Jack previously.

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Book Trailer for C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell

March 31, 2016

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AAJ Podcast: Both Sides of the Wardrobe (Rob Fennell)

March 28, 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 – Both Sides of the Wardrobe

The Narnia stories are easily the most popular writings from C.S. Lewis. He did, of course, release many other works that are also enjoyed. To help others enjoy and/or learn about the variety of books from Lewis Rob Fennell had a conference in Canada in 2013 with various speakers to address “Both Sides of the Wardrobe.” This resulted in a book that was released in late 2015 called Both Sides of the Wardrobe. William O’Flaherty recently spoke with him about this title for the All About Jack podcast. Most of the authors will be new to listeners, but Brenton Dickieson,  one of them, has been on the show many times.

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