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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

  • #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](http://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](http://cslewispodcast.com/)

  • #07 Alister McGrath on education #07 Alister McGrath on education Play in Edifi Player

    #07 Alister McGrath on education

    In the seventh episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ thoughts on education. Alister also shares a little of the impact Lewis had on his own Christian education. Find out more at [cslewispodcast.com](http://cslewispodcast.com/)

  • #06 Alister McGrath on apologetics #06 Alister McGrath on apologetics Play in Edifi Player

    #06 Alister McGrath on apologetics

    In the sixth episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ thoughts on who should do apologetics and how best to approach it. Find out more at [cslewispodcast.com](http://cslewispodcast.com/).

  • #05 Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis, Christianity and atheism #05 Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis, Christianity and atheism Play in Edifi Player

    #05 Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis, Christianity and atheism

    In this special episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, we are sharing part of a livestream we recorded with Professor Alister McGrath during one of the Coronavirus lockdowns in the UK. Following the release of his memoir, Through a Glass Darkly, Alister spoke about his faith journey and the significant part Lewis played in that, as well as responding to audience questions. The livestream with Professor Alister McGrath was originally broadcast on Unbelievable? on 24th October 2020. To listen or …

  • #04 C.S. Lewis on Aslan #04 C.S. Lewis on Aslan Play in Edifi Player

    #04 C.S. Lewis on Aslan

    In the fourth episode of our brand-new podcast on C.S. Lewis, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about the character of Aslan in the Narnia series and the Christian life. Find out more at [cslewispodcast.com](http://cslewispodcast.com/).

  • #03 C.S. Lewis on stories #03 C.S. Lewis on stories Play in Edifi Player

    #03 C.S. Lewis on stories

    In the third episode of our brand-new podcast on C.S. Lewis, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about the importance of storytelling and imagination, looking particularly at the Narnia series.   Find out more at [cslewispodcast.com](http://cslewispodcast.com/).

  • #02 C.S. Lewis on friendship #02 C.S. Lewis on friendship Play in Edifi Player

    #02 C.S. Lewis on friendship

    In the second episode of our brand-new podcast on C.S. Lewis, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about some of Lewis’ friendships, including ‘The Lord of The Rings’ author J.R.R. Tolkien. Find out more at [cslewispodcast.com](http://cslewispodcast.com)

  • #01 C.S. Lewis on the meaning of life #01 C.S. Lewis on the meaning of life Play in Edifi Player

    #01 C.S. Lewis on the meaning of life

    In the first ever episode of our brand-new podcast on C.S. Lewis, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about some of Lewis’ key thoughts as well as the impact of Lewis on Alister’s own life.

  • Official Trailer - The C.S. Lewis podcast with Professor Alister McGrath Official Trailer - The C.S. Lewis podcast with Professor Alister McGrath Play in Edifi Player

    Official Trailer - The C.S. Lewis podcast with Professor Alister McGrath

    A brand new 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.