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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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Listen to Another Screwtape Anniversary Reflections

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AAJ Podcast: 75th Anniversary Reflections on “The Weight of Glory”

June 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 – 

Weight of Glory Sermon 75th AnniversaryC.S. Lewis is known for many things, the least of which is the fact that he actually preached several sermons during his life. This month marks the 75th anniversary of what was first heard by those present at Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford on June 8, 1941. Later it became available as the now famous essay, “The Weight of Glory.” The following are some reflections on this shorter work that has had a great impact on so many. They are from Rob Fennell, Peter S. Williams, Corey Latta, Sarah Waters, Will Vaus, Carolyn Curtis, Michael Ward and Karl Johnson.

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Listen to “The Weight of Glory” Anniversary Reflections

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AAJ Podcast: C. S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner [book] (Michael Ward)

June 15, 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 – 

CSL at Poets Corner (book)Back in 2013 there were several events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis. The key celebrations of his life were held in England and centered around a special event known as C.S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner. Now a book has been released sharing the updated transcripts of the talks, the memorial service, the Cambridge Conference and more. Returning guest Dr. Michael Ward spoke about the book that he and Peter S. Williams co-edited.

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Listen to Lewis at Poets’ Corner [book] Interview

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AAJ Podcast: 18r Essay Chat – On Three Ways of Writing for Children (Brenton Dickieson)

June 13, 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 – 

On-Three-Ways-of-Writing-for-Children-194x300.jpgThis week is the final “catch-up” of a previous essay chat that hadn’t yet been re-released since changing podcast hosting to Podbean in late 2014. In the early 1950’s Lewis began releasing a series of books that he is most associated with now. Lewis gave a talk in 1952 when less than half of his Narnia stories were published. The name of the essay version is “On Three Ways of Writing for Children.” Brenton Dickieson, a frequent podcast guest explores this shorter work with host William O’Flaherty. The best place to find the article version is in a collection called On Stories.

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Listen to “Writing for Children” Essay Chat

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AAJ Podcast: 17r Essay Chat – Horrid Red Things (Dr. Charlie Starr)

May 31, 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 – 

EC17r - Horrid Red ThingsAfter beginning an occasional series examining a single essay from Lewis in 2012 and doing more than a dozen that year, I ended up doing a lot fewer since that time. The following discussion with Dr. Charlie Starr was first released in April, 2013. It’s on the essay “Horrid Red Things.” The hope is that by listening to this essay chat you will want to read or re-read it. “Horrid Red Things” can be most easily found in a collection called God in the Dock. Charlie has been on several other shows since this essay chat. Be sure to check the links below to hear the other programs.

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Listen to “Horrid Red Things” Essay Chat

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AAJ Podcast: Lewis Tour and Festival in Belfast (Sandy Smith)

May 29, 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 – 

Lewis Tour and Festival (Belfast 2016)Here’s a conversation with Sandy Smith about a local C.S. Lewis Festival in Belfast and a parallel tour that he is doing. The festival has been an annual event since 2013. This year features the debut of a new feature of larger than life sculptures to mark Belfast’s link with Lewis and his work. The website below provides details of the itinerary.

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Listen to Lewis Tour and Festival in Belfast

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AAJ Podcast: 75th Anniversary Reflections on The Screwtape Letters

May 27, 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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Listen to Screwtape Anniversary Reflections

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