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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

  • #21 Alister McGrath CS Lewis Apologetics Q&A #21 Alister McGrath CS Lewis Apologetics Q&A Play in Edifi Player

    #21 Alister McGrath CS Lewis Apologetics Q&A

    Alister McGrath answers audience questions following his lecture on CS Lewis the Storyteller. For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com

  • #20 Alister Mcgrath on CS Lewis the Storyteller #20 Alister Mcgrath on CS Lewis the Storyteller Play in Edifi Player

    #20 Alister Mcgrath on CS Lewis the Storyteller

    Part 1 of two bonus episodes featuing a talk by Alister McGrath from Unbelievable? the Conference 2013 on the way CS Lewis uses imagination and storytelling in his apologetics. For more from the podast http://www.cslewispodcast.com

  • #19 Mere Christianity on living in hope #19 Mere Christianity on living in hope Play in Edifi Player

    #19 Mere Christianity on living in hope

    In the eighth episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about the impact that our Christian hope should have on our own lives and the world around us by looking at Lewis’ thoughts on this topic. They also look back over some of the topics they have covered in this second series. For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com

  • #18 Mere Christianity on the Trinity #18 Mere Christianity on the Trinity Play in Edifi Player

    #18 Mere Christianity on the Trinity

    In the seventh episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ understanding of the nature of God and the Trinity, looking at why his thoughts are still relevant to our prayer life and Christian journey today. For more from the podast http://www.cslewispodcast.com

  • #17 Mere Christianity on Christian behaviour #17 Mere Christianity on Christian behaviour Play in Edifi Player

    #17 Mere Christianity on Christian behaviour

    In the sixth episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about how we can live as Christians today by unpacking Lewis’ thoughts around faith, reason and behaviour. For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com

  • #16 Mere Christianity on Christ #16 Mere Christianity on Christ Play in Edifi Player

    #16 Mere Christianity on Christ

    In the fifth episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ understanding of Jesus and how we can use Lewis’ arguments and principles to speak truth to a sceptical culture.

  • #15 Mere Christianity on the problem of evil #15 Mere Christianity on the problem of evil Play in Edifi Player

    #15 Mere Christianity on the problem of evil

    In the fourth episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about how Lewis viewed sin and the role Christians have in fixing the brokenness of today’s world.

  • #14 Mere Christianity on Christian belief #14 Mere Christianity on Christian belief Play in Edifi Player

    #14 Mere Christianity on Christian belief

    Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ understanding of fundamental Christian beliefs and how they continue to impact us today. USA listeners - enter our C.S. Lewis giveaway: http://www.premierinsight.org/competition   Find out more about the podcast: http://www.cslewispodcast.com

  • #13 Mere Christianity on the law of human nature #13 Mere Christianity on the law of human nature Play in Edifi Player

    #13 Mere Christianity on the law of human nature

    Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ perception of the moral law and what that means for us. They also explore other important themes such as the limits of materialism and science in today’s sceptical society. USA listeners - enter our C.S. Lewis giveaway: http://www.premierinsight.org/competition   Find out more about the podcast: http://www.cslewispodcast.com

  • #12 An introduction to Mere Christianity #12 An introduction to Mere Christianity Play in Edifi Player

    #12 An introduction to Mere Christianity

    In the first episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about how Lewis’ seminal book, Mere Christianity, came to be written and what relevance it has in today’s culture. USA listeners - enter our C.S. Lewis giveaway: http://www.premierinsight.org/competition    Find out more about the podcast: http://www.cslewispodcast.com

  • #11 Alister McGrath answers listener questions on C.S. Lewis #11 Alister McGrath answers listener questions on C.S. Lewis Play in Edifi Player

    #11 Alister McGrath answers listener questions on C.S. Lewis

    In the second part of this special episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, we have delved into the Unbelievable? archives to share Professor Alister McGrath’s answers to listener questions around apologetics, Narnia, Lewis’ relationships with women and more. The programme was originally broadcast in 2013 when host Justin Brierley spoke to Alister about his seminal biography, C.S Lewis – A Life, which had just been published.

  • #10 Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis’ faith journey #10 Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis’ faith journey Play in Edifi Player

    #10 Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis’ faith journey

    In the first part of this special episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, we have delved into the Unbelievable? archives to share an interview with Professor Alister McGrath. Back in 2013, host Justin Brierley spoke to Alister about his seminal biography, C.S Lewis – A Life, which had just been published. They looked at Lewis’ faith journey alongside answering listener questions.

  • #09 C.S. Lewis on the hope of heaven #09 C.S. Lewis on the hope of heaven Play in Edifi Player

    #09 C.S. Lewis on the hope of heaven

    In the ninth episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ thoughts on hope and heaven. They also look back over some of the topics they have covered in this first series. Find out more at cslewispodcast.com

  • #08 C.S. Lewis on the problem of pain #08 C.S. Lewis on the problem of pain Play in Edifi Player

    #08 C.S. Lewis on the problem of pain

    In the eighth episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ thoughts on suffering and pain. Find out more at cslewispodcast.com