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AAJ Podcast: Walter Hooper Interview 2016

August 16, 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 – 

Walter Hooper COMPLETEjpgThe following is the complete interview (nearly 60 minutes) with Walter Hooper. It was recorded in his home on July 20, 2016. As you likely know, Walter has been the central figure since the death of C.S. Lewis in making sure Lewis’ writing that were published in his life were reprinted and also Hooper has edited the majority of material from Lewis that was previously unpublished. His C.S. Lewis – A Companion and Guide gives the best single volume summary of the works of Lewis and key facts about his life.

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AAJ Podcast: Keynote Highlights Taylor Colloquium 2016

July 12, 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 2016 Highlights

Here’s another podcast featuring content from the recent 2016 Taylor Colloquium. This time it’s highlights from each of the three keynote addresses. That is, about fifteen minutes  of the talks are provided in this show. You’ll hear Diana Glyer first as she talks about the process of writing and how Lewis and Tolkien often differed. Next is Sornia Higgins’ presentation on the life of Charles Williams and finally, the last third of this podcast comes from Colin Duriez’s speech on the critical friendship of Lewis and Owen Barfield. Please note that the last talk by Colin is more difficult to understand, as the place it was recorded in was different than the others and it turned out worse than expected.

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AAJ Podcast: Taylor Colloquium 2016 Panel Discussion

July 10, 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 2016 PANEL

What follows is the panel discussion from the 2016 Taylor Colloquium that was held at Taylor University in Indiana just a few weeks ago.  Joe Ricke moderated the session with the featured keynote speakers, Diana Glyer, Colin Duriez, and Sorina Higgins. Those attending will recall that Carol Zaleski joined in via the Internet, however the quality of the audio on my recording was too poor to include; so none of her comments are included in this podcast. Other than that, all of the panel discussion content is provided in the show.

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AAJ Podcast: Between Heaven & Hell – The Film (Jim Buchholz)

July 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 – 

Between HandHIs death the end of life? What if three people who died on the same day had a chance to discuss this? As you might know, on November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley died. The book Between Heaven and Hell provides an imaginary conversation between the three who viewed life very differently. So, what would they talk about? Jim Buchholz wants to take this fascinating approach and make a big screen movie out of it. He has secured the rights to the book, has a screenplay and crew all ready and now needs some funding to move it forward. How will the movie be different from the book in a good way? Why does Jim believe he has the experience to make it? These and other questions are answered in the interview.

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AAJ Podcast: Testing the Possibilities of the Screwtape-Ransom Speculative Universe (Brenton Dickieson)

July 7, 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 Haunts Eden (Brenton Taylor 2016)Here’s another short talk presented at the 2016 Colloquium at Taylor University. This one is from Brenton Dickieson, best known for his website A Pilgrim in Narnia. The full title of his paper was “When Screwtape Haunts in Eden: Testing the Possibilities of the Screwtape-Ransom Speculative Universe.” A key part of what he shares is about how The Screwtape Letters may actually fit into the “Ransom fictional universe.” Brenton has been on my podcast, All About Jack several times before (see links below).

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AAJ Podcast: Battlefield of the Mind – Examining Screwtape’s Preferred Method (William O’Flaherty)

July 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 – 

Battle of the Mind (William Taylor 2016)I just gave the following short talk on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Taylor University Colloquium. My brief presentation was part of a variety of academic papers that was presented  there. In it I explore the 13th through the 17th letters from The Screwtape Letters to reveal where an often overlooked “preferred method” of the devils is suggested. Previously I spoke on the initial twelve letters (see link below) when I gave a keynote address at the Inklings Fellowship Weekend Retreat at Montreat College. The material from both is adapted and an expansion of material from 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’ “preferred method” to keep us from living up to God’s potential. Visit my website to contact me about giving this talk or a three or four part presentation on all of the places this method is mentioned or alluded to.

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AAJ Podcast: Another Anniversary Reflections on The Screwtape Letters

July 5, 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 – 

Another 75th Screwtape ReflectionsPreviously I did a podcast featuring a variety of guest reflecting on The Screwtape Letters. I’m doing that again today with six more individuals. The reason for this, in addition to The Screwtape Letters being my favorite book from Lewis, is the fact that it was 75 years ago this month (July) that Lewis wrote the original preface to his landmark work. Follow the link to the previous show to learn more background about the book. Comments today are from Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. Jim Buchholz, Sarah Waters, Dr. Rob Fennell, Peter S. Williams, Dr. Don Williams. For those who have websites you can follow the links below to learn more about them.

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