All narnia articles

  • CS-LEWIS-Cosmic-Thumb.jpg
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #119 Has The Space Trilogy stood the test of time?

    2023-08-21T17:00:00Z

    Alister McGrath concludes his introduction to Lewis’ Space Trilogy by exploring parallels with The Chronicles of Narnia. He offers tips for getting into these three books, speculates why they haven’t been turned into films and shares his favourite moment in the trilogy.

  • CS-LEWIS-Ward3-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #113 What about other religions?

    2023-07-10T17:00:00Z

    In the final part of this replay of an Unbelievable show, originally broadcast in October 2010, Justin Brierley speaks to Lewis scholar Dr Michael Ward and former Christian-turned atheist Dan Barker. Here, they continue to discuss CS Lewis’ apologetics and hone in on what Lewis says about other religions.

  • 32319_cslewiswardthumb_813067 (1)
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #112 Was Jesus a liar, lunatic, Lord or something else?

    2023-07-03T17:00:00Z

    In the third part of this replay of an Unbelievable show, originally broadcast in October 2010, Justin Brierley speaks to Lewis scholar Dr Michael Ward and former Christian-turned atheist Dan Barker. Here, they continue to discuss CS Lewis’ apologetics, focussing particularly on his classic ‘Trilemma’ - Jesus is either a liar, lunatic or Lord.

  • CS-LEWIS-Ward-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #111 Is Lewis’ argument from reason convincing?

    2023-06-26T17:00:00Z

    In the second part of this replay of an Unbelievable show, originally broadcast in October 2010, Justin Brierley speaks to Lewis scholar Dr Michael Ward and former Christian-turned atheist Dan Barker. Here, they continue to discuss CS Lewis’ apologetics, focussing particularly on his argument from reason in ‘Miracles’.

  • CS-LEWIS-Ward-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #110 An atheist and Christian reflect on CS Lewis’ apologetics

    2023-06-19T17:00:00Z

    60 years after his death people continue to read, use and quote CS Lewis’ apologetics works. In this replay of an Unbelievable show, originally broadcast in October 2010, Justin Brierley speaks to Lewis scholar Dr Michael Ward and former Christian-turned atheist Dan Barker. Here, they discuss Lewis’ arguments, focussing particularly on his Natural Law argument for God in ‘Mere Christianity’.

  • CS-LEWIS-Christian-History-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #109: Dr Jennifer Woodruff Tait: Jack at home

    2023-06-12T17:00:00Z

    Dr Jennifer Woodruff Tait, managing editor of Christian History magazine, shares some of her thoughts around why CS Lewis continues to be so popular. She tells Ruth Jackson why they devoted an entire issue of the magazine to Lewis’ family and friends, and reflects on why he has had such a profound impact on her own life as a woman, despite him sometimes being accused of sexism.

  • CS-LEWIS-Keller-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #108 Tim Keller (1950-2023) on CS Lewis

    2023-06-05T16:00:00Z

    In this special episode following the death of Tim Keller on Friday 19th May, Ruth Jackson speaks to Collin Hansen, author of ’Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation’. They talk about Keller’s love for CS Lewis and reveal some fascinating stories about Kathy Keller, Tim’s wife, who was one of the last people to correspond with Lewis before his death.

  • CS-LEWIS-Sharon-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #107 Dr Sharon Jones: Floral particulars in CS Lewis

    2023-05-29T14:51:00Z

    Dr Sharon Jones, who teaches at Stranmillis University College, explores floral particulars in Lewis’ works. This talk was originally given at a CS Lewis symposium called Now We Have Faces, which was hosted by The CS Lewis Group at Ulster University in coordination with English at Ulster. The title of Sharon’s presentation was ‘Much grass and many flowers: attending to floral particulars with CS Lewis’.

  • CS-LEWIS-Teodora-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #106 Teodora Driscu: Lewis and the embodiment of heaven

    2023-05-22T17:00:00Z

    University of Iasi PhD candidate Teodora Driscu looks at longing and the image of heaven in Lewis’ works, focussing particularly on ‘Perelandra’. This talk was originally given at a CS Lewis symposium called Now We Have Faces, which was hosted by The CS Lewis Group at Ulster University in coordination with English at Ulster. The title of Teodora’s presentation was ‘The Embodiment of Heaven in Lewis’ Works’.

  • CS-LEWIS-Lewis-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #102 Alister McGrath: The CS Lewis phenomenon

    2023-04-24T17:00:00Z

    In the final episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, we look at why someone who expected to be forgotten within five years of his death has had such a lasting impact. Why is CS Lewis still so popular and how long will his appeal last? Plus, this is your last chance to register for the opportunity to win a copy of McGrath’s seminal biography of Lewis.

  • CS-LEWIS-Death-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #101 Alister McGrath: Suffering, death and Lewis’ final years

    2023-04-17T17:00:00Z

    In the 14th episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, we look at Lewis’ deep anguish following the death of his wife, Joy Davidman, and explore his approach to suffering in A Grief Observed.

  • CS-LEWIS-100-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #100 Alister McGrath: 100th special celebrating CS Lewis’ legacy and how he can help renew the Church

    2023-04-10T17:00:00Z

    In this special episode, we take a break from our series on Professor Alister McGrath’s seminal biography, CS Lewis: A Life, to celebrate reaching our 100th episode. Alister shares some of his thoughts around what modern readers can learn from Lewis and how he can help with the renewal of the Church.

  • CS-LEWIS-Narnia-Map-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #98 Alister McGrath: The imaginative world of Narnia

    2023-03-27T17:00:00Z

    In the twelfth episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, we look at the character of Aslan and unpack some of the classical ideas, philosophy and theology expressed within the Narnia Chronicles. We also explore whether any of the content is sexist, racist or out of date. Plus, don’t forget to register for the opportunity to win a copy of McGrath’s seminal biography of Lewis.

  • CS-LEWIS-Narnia-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #97 Alister McGrath: The creation of Narnia

    2023-03-20T18:00:00Z

    In the eleventh episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, we hear the inspiration behind the Narnia Chronicles and look at the important role imagination played in Lewis’ work. Plus, don’t forget to register for the opportunity to win a copy of McGrath’s seminal biography of Lewis.

  • CS-LEWIS-Magdalen-Coll-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #91 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ early years at Magdalen college

    2023-02-07T10:00:00Z

    In the fifth episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we look at some key moments in Lewis’ Oxford career, such as the death of his father. Plus, don’t forget to register to win a copy of McGrath’s seminal biography of Lewis.

  • CS-LEWIS-ww1-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #89 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis and the Great War

    2023-01-23T18:00:00Z

    In the third episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we explore Lewis’ experience of the First World War and the significant relationships he formed during this time, such as with the Moore family. We also delve into Lewis’ interest in sadomasochism! Plus, a quick reminder of our competition to win a copy of McGrath’s seminal biography of Lewis.

  • CS-LEWIS-School-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #88 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ unpleasant schooldays

    2023-01-16T18:00:00Z

    In the second episode of a new series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we look at why Lewis found school so thoroughly unpleasant and how it helped to cement his growing atheism. Plus, we launch a competition to win a copy of McGrath’s book.

  • CS-LEWIS-County-Down-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #87 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ Irish childhood

    2023-01-09T18:00:00Z

    In this first episode of a new series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we look at Lewis’ early childhood in County Down, their family life and the death of his mother.

  • CS-LEWIS-Books-Thumb
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #86 Alister McGrath: Why read CS Lewis?

    2023-01-02T18:00:00Z

    As we begin a new year, we pause to remind ourselves of the thought, life and legacy of CS Lewis. Professor Alister McGrath shares why and how we can engage with Lewis and his writings as we introduce a new series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life.

  • CS-LEWIS-Narnia_Trail
    Shows

    The CS Lewis Podcast #85 A magical Narnia trail

    2022-12-26T18:00:00Z

    There is something inherently Christmassy about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and a church in the North East of England have used Lewis’ classic children’s tale to put on a special event, inviting local families to engage with the Christmas story in an imaginative way.