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The C.S. Lewis podcast

The C.S. Lewis podcast

A weekly podcast with Professor Alister McGrath exploring C.S. Lewis’ thought, theology and teaching. C.S. Lewis is one of the most influential voices in modern Christianity. The 20th Century British writer and lay theologian has profoundly impacted Christians around the world and brought many atheists and agnostics to faith in Jesus. One person whose faith was greatly encouraged by the writings of C.S. Lewis is Professor Alister McGrath. Both men were raised in Northern Ireland, studied at Oxford University and went on to become professors there. They also both came to faith from atheism slightly later in life. Alister has written numerous books on C.S. Lewis, including a seminal biography C.S. Lewis – A Life. Every Monday, Ruth Jackson and Professor Alister McGrath will reflect on C.S. Lewis’ ideas, life and influence as well as trying to answer questions that impact culture today.

Episodes

  • #90 Alister McGrath: The making of an Oxford don #90 Alister McGrath: The making of an Oxford don Play in Edifi Player

    #90 Alister McGrath: The making of an Oxford don

    In the fourth episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we dive into Lewis' first few years at Oxford and explore the nature of his complicated romantic relationship with Mrs Moore. Plus, don't forget to register to win a copy of McGrath’s seminal biography of Lewis. To be in with a chance to win a copy of CS Lewis: A Life, sign up to our newsletter at: https://premierunbelievable.com/cslewisbook \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 …

  • #89 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis and the Great War #89 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis and the Great War Play in Edifi Player

    #89 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis and the Great War

    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. To be in with a chance to win a copy of CS Lewis: A Life, sign up to our newsletter at: …

  • #88 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ unpleasant schooldays #88 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ unpleasant schooldays Play in Edifi Player

    #88 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ unpleasant schooldays

    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. To be in with a chance to win a copy of CS Lewis: A Life, sign up to our newsletter at: https://premierunbelievable.com/cslewisbook \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and …

  • #87 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ Irish childhood #87 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ Irish childhood Play in Edifi Player

    #87 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ Irish childhood

    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. \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ For apologetics training: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the …

  • #86 Alister McGrath: Why read CS Lewis? #86 Alister McGrath: Why read CS Lewis? Play in Edifi Player

    #86 Alister McGrath: Why read CS Lewis?

    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. \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ For apologetics training: …

  • #85 A magical Narnia trail #85 A magical Narnia trail Play in Edifi Player

    #85 A magical Narnia trail

    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. For more on running a Narnia trail: https://naydawson.com/2021/12/14/running-a -narnia-trail/ Support our End Of Year Appeal: https://gtly.to/aAxRk0kQs \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: …

  • #84 CS Lewis on Christmas #84 CS Lewis on Christmas Play in Edifi Player

    #84 CS Lewis on Christmas

    What did Christmas mean to CS Lewis? How did he celebrate it? Did he ever write about the festive season? Professor Alister McGrath shares his insights into CS Lewis' depiction of the incarnation and Christmas. Support our End Of Year Appeal: https://gtly.to/aAxRk0kQs \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ For apologetics training: …

  • #83 Teri-Anne Cavanagh: Finding faith through CS Lewis #83 Teri-Anne Cavanagh: Finding faith through CS Lewis Play in Edifi Player

    #83 Teri-Anne Cavanagh: Finding faith through CS Lewis

    Teri-Anne Cavanagh is training for ordained ministry in the Church of England, but she wasn't always a Christian. CS Lewis played an instrumental role in initiating her journey back to the faith of her childhood. \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ For apologetics training: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training \+ Support the podcast …

  • #82 Ross Wilson: How an artist immortalised CS Lewis #82 Ross Wilson: How an artist immortalised CS Lewis Play in Edifi Player

    #82 Ross Wilson: How an artist immortalised CS Lewis

    Northern Irish artist Ross Wilson BEM talks about his remarkable sculpture The Searcher, which is based on the character of Digory Kirke who, in ‘The Magician’s Nephew,’ creates a wardrobe made from a magical apple tree. Modelled on CS Lewis as he was in 1919, the sculpture seeks, in the words of the artist, to capture the “great ideas of sacrifice, redemption, victory and freedom for the sons of Adam and the daughters of Eve” that lie at the heart of the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’. This talk was …

  • #81 Joshua Karras - porn, depression, domestic violence and The Screwtape Letters #81 Joshua Karras - porn, depression, domestic violence and The Screwtape Letters Play in Edifi Player

    #81 Joshua Karras - porn, depression, domestic violence and The Screwtape Letters

    Ruth Jackson continues her conversation with author Joshua Karras who has penned a modern appropriation of The Screwtape Letters. 80 years after the publication of CS Lewis' classic epistolary novel, Karras shares why he has included some of the contemporary temptations in his literary adaptation. For The Incendus Letters https://www.stshenoudapress.com/store/incendus- letters-letters-senior-junior-devil/ \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more …

  • #80 Joshua Karras: A modern take on The Screwtape Letters #80 Joshua Karras: A modern take on The Screwtape Letters Play in Edifi Player

    #80 Joshua Karras: A modern take on The Screwtape Letters

    80 years after the publication of The Screwtape Letters, young author Joshua Karras has written an appropriation of CS Lewis' classic epistolary novel for a modern audience. Ruth Jackson discovers the inspiration behind this audacious project. For The Incendus Letters https://www.stshenoudapress.com/store/incendus- letters-letters-senior-junior-devil/ \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ …

  • #79 A tour of CS Lewis house ’The Kilns’ with Trevin Wax #79 A tour of CS Lewis house ’The Kilns’ with Trevin Wax Play in Edifi Player

    #79 A tour of CS Lewis house ’The Kilns’ with Trevin Wax

    Justin Brierley takes podcast listeners on a revealing tour around The Kilns, the house Lewis shared with his brother Warnie in Oxford. Scholar in residence Trevin Wax is our (unofficial) tour guide as they uncover some of the inspiration for Lewis' writings and relationships in the various rooms and memorabilia that has been preserved. For tours of The Kilns and to support The CS Lewis Foundation: https://www.cslewis.org/ \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 …

  • The CS Lewis Podcast #78 Trevin Wax: How CS Lewis shaped my faith The CS Lewis Podcast #78 Trevin Wax: How CS Lewis shaped my faith Play in Edifi Player

    The CS Lewis Podcast #78 Trevin Wax: How CS Lewis shaped my faith

    Author and pastor Trevin Wax shares why he loves CS Lewis. They look at the relevance of Lewis' writings as well as debating whether or not he was a heretic! For Trevin Wax: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevin-wax/ \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the …

  • #77 Trevin Wax: CS Lewis on why truth matters #77 Trevin Wax: CS Lewis on why truth matters Play in Edifi Player

    #77 Trevin Wax: CS Lewis on why truth matters

    Ruth Jackson speaks to author and pastor Trevin Wax about CS Lewis. They discuss numerous topics including objective truth, Christian morality and evangelism. For Trevin Wax: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevin-wax/ For the CS Lewis conference on Nov 5th: https://thinkfaith.net/events/cslewis/ \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ …