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    The CS Lewis Podcast #146 That Hideous Strength: How do we resist evil?

    2024-02-26T14:19:00Z

    In this final episode on The Space Trilogy, Alister McGrath finishes his discussion on That Hideous Strength, looking particularly at how evil emerges and how we stop technology, such as AI and nuclear weapons, getting out of control.

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    The CS Lewis Podcast #140 Sarah Irving-Stonebraker: Does history matter?

    2024-01-15T12:41:00Z

    Associate Professor Sarah Irving-Stonebraker shares how significant CS Lewis was in her journey from atheism to Christianity. As an academic historian, she explores how great books speak to ever-present questions and looks at why the past matters. Why is Lewis still relevant 60 years after his death?

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    The CS Lewis Podcast #137 David Bates: How did Lewis celebrate Christmas?

    2023-12-25T12:00:00Z

    David Bates of Pints With Jack shares his final thoughts with Ruth Jackson about CS Lewis and Christmas. Is there a particular food or drink Lewis would have enjoyed? What advice would he give about surviving the festive season? Plus, which of Lewis’ works would David recommend reading over the holiday period?

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    The CS Lewis Podcast #136 David Bates: Was Lewis a bit of a grumpy old man when it came to Christmas?

    2023-12-18T15:56:00Z

    What did CS Lewis say about Christmas? David Bates from Pints With Jack discusses some of Lewis’ poetry and prose on this topic. What did he mean by the “commercial racket” of Christmas? How does he depict the incarnation? And what is the significance of Father Christmas in the Narnia Chronicles? 

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    Did CS Lewis like Christmas?

    2023-12-15T10:16:00Z

    Professor Alister McGrath shares his thoughts about how Lewis perceived the festive season and what we can learn from him

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    The CS Lewis Podcast #135 David Bates: What did Christmas mean to Lewis?

    2023-12-11T16:16:00Z

    David Bates from Pints With Jack shares some of CS Lewis’ thoughts about Christmas. What are some of his key works that elucidate this topic? Did the festive period lose its significance when Lewis became an atheist? Plus, we catch up on how the inaugural CS Lewis Reading Day went last month.

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    The inaugural CS Lewis Reading Day: Why should Tolkien geeks have all the fun?

    2023-11-27T13:45:00Z

    CS Lewis podcaster, David Bates, shares why he helped initiate a campaign to commemorate Lewis with an annual Reading Day on November 29th 

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    Unbelievable? 60 years after his death, are CS Lewis and his God still relevant?

    2023-11-24T14:05:00Z

    Ruth Jackson hosts a discussion about a 20th Century British writer and lay theologian who is arguably one of the most influential voices in modern Christianity. On November 22nd 1963, Clive Staples Lewis – Jack to his friends – died in Oxford, England. However, 60 years after his death, is CS Lewis still relevant?

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    The CS Lewis Podcast #132 Alister McGrath: 60 years after his death, does Lewis still speak to our heads and hearts?

    2023-11-21T10:19:00Z

    On November 22nd 1963, Clive Staples Lewis – Jack to his friends – died in Oxford, England. 60 years after his death, we discuss whether he is still relevant today. Are any of the accusations levelled against Lewis legitimate? Why does he continue to speak to our rationality and imagination? Plus, Professor Alister McGrath shares the influence Lewis had on his own journey of faith.

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    The CS Lewis Podcast #131 David Bates: CS Lewis Reading Day

    2023-11-13T16:00:00Z

    David Bates and his team at Pints With Jack have helped establish a day to celebrate CS Lewis and his work. His fellow Inkling, JRR Tolkien, already has a special reading day, but “why should the Tolkien nerds have all the fun?”! Listen in to hear why David thinks Lewis is still relevant today and how you can get involved with the inaugural CS Lewis Reading Day on Lewis’ birthday - November 29th.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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’.

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    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’.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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’.

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    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’.

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    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.