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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

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #145 That Hideous Strength: Was Lewis sexist? Play in Edifi Player

    #145 That Hideous Strength: Was Lewis sexist?

    Alister McGrath looks at what Lewis thought of women, sexuality and marriage. Are any of the characters in That Hideous Strength based on people Lewis knew? What was he trying to convey through their depiction? \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For online learning https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #144 That Hideous Strength: What would a godless world look like? Play in Edifi Player

    #144 That Hideous Strength: What would a godless world look like?

    Alister McGrath continues to discuss the final book of CS Lewis’ science fiction trilogy. What are Lewis' thoughts on education? Was he anti-modern? Does the abolition of God necessarily lead to the abolition of humanity? \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For online learning https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #143 That Hideous Strength: Is technology dangerous? Play in Edifi Player

    #143 That Hideous Strength: Is technology dangerous?

    Alister McGrath explores how CS Lewis addresses the perceived conflict between God and science in That Hideous Strength. What insights can Lewis give about pertinent issues such as the atomic age, eugenics and Artificial Intelligence? When does technology becomes technocracy and why was Tolkien so anti tech? What are some of the ways religion is being challenged and how does Lewis expose these critiques? \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #142 That Hideous Strength: What is the future of humanity? Play in Edifi Player

    #142 That Hideous Strength: What is the future of humanity?

    Alister McGrath continues to dive into some of the key themes in the final book of CS Lewis' science fiction trilogy. What will happen to the human race? How can we change our future? What is the point of scientific experimentation? Alister also looks at how Lewis engages with HG Wells. \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For online learning https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training \+ For our …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #141 That Hideous Strength: Is there a darker agenda to scientific experimentation? Play in Edifi Player

    #141 That Hideous Strength: Is there a darker agenda to scientific experimentation?

    Professor Alister McGrath explores the final book of CS Lewis’ space trilogy, That Hideous Strength, looking at some of its key themes, characters and questions. How is it a "modern fairy tale for grownups"? And why is this significant? Was Lewis' narrative influenced by any of the other Inklings, such as JRR Tolkien? \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For online learning …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #140 Sarah Irving-Stonebraker: Does history matter? Play in Edifi Player

    #140 Sarah Irving-Stonebraker: Does history matter?

    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? To hear Sarah on Unapologetic: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/unapologetic/unapologetic-75-sarah-irving- stonebraker-how-an-atheist-academic-moved-towards-belief-in-god/16608.article \+ …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #139 Phil Knox: The fate of the unevangelised Play in Edifi Player

    #139 Phil Knox: The fate of the unevangelised

    In the second part of his discussion about why The Narnia Chronicles make him cry, evangelist Phil Knox looks at why Prince Caspian contains one of the best definitions of evangelism. He shares how he is moved by the obedience displayed in The Silver Chair and what it means for us today. Plus, what did CS Lewis think would happen to those of other faiths or people who hadn't heard the Christian message (according to The Last Battle)? Hear Phil Knox on the Unapologetic podcast: …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #138 Phil Knox: Why the Narnia Chronicles make me cry Play in Edifi Player

    #138 Phil Knox: Why the Narnia Chronicles make me cry

    "Daddy, why are you crying? It's only a lion!" Evangelist Phil Knox shares his experience of reading The Narnia Chronicles with his young son and the impact these books have had on his own life. Why is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe significant for so many people? And how does The Horse and his Boy depict the Christian story so profoundly? Hear Phil on Unapologetic: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/unapologetic Listen to Professor Alister McGrath on The Narnia Chronicles here: …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #137 David Bates: How did Lewis celebrate Christmas? Play in Edifi Player

    #137 David Bates: How did Lewis celebrate Christmas?

    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? https://www.pintswithjack.com/ \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For online learning …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #135 David Bates: What did Christmas mean to Lewis? Play in Edifi Player

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

    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. https://www.pintswithjack.com/ \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For online learning …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #134 Alister McGrath: Is there an expiry date on Lewis' relevance? Play in Edifi Player

    #134 Alister McGrath: Is there an expiry date on Lewis' relevance?

    In the final part of their discussion on whether CS Lewis is still relevant 60 years after his death, Professor Alister McGrath and Ruth Jackson ponder whether he also appeals to agnostics, atheists and those of other religions. Plus, is there a modern-day CS Lewis? Where should someone start if they are engaging with Lewis for the first time? And will Lewis ever cease to be relevant? \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #133 Alister McGrath: Was Lewis a prophet and does he speak to contemporary cultural issues? Play in Edifi Player

    #133 Alister McGrath: Was Lewis a prophet and does he speak to contemporary cultural issues?

    Professor Alister McGrath and Ruth Jackson continue their discussion about whether CS Lewis is still relevant. Was he something of a prophet? What can we learn about the way Lewis engaged with modern media? How did he make complicated theological concepts relatable? In what ways has Lewis influenced our culture and is he able to speak to contemporary topical issues, such as transgenderism? \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #132 Alister McGrath: 60 years after his death, does Lewis still speak to our heads and hearts? Play in Edifi Player

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

    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. \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter …

  • The C.S. Lewis podcast #131 David Bates: CS Lewis Reading Day Play in Edifi Player

    #131 David Bates: CS Lewis Reading Day

    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. https://www.pintswithjack.com/reading-day/ \+ Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: …