26May

(Re-Post) 13r Essay Chat - On Stories pt. 1 (Andrew Lazo)

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IN THIS REPEAT: The first of a two-part essay chat on the shorter work by Lewis called "On Stories."




OnStoriesEssayChatpt1.jpg"On Stories" is the namesake essay in On Stories: And other Essays on Literature. William O'Flaherty spoke with Andrew Lazo back in 2012 about this shorter work by C.S. Lewis. Among the topics it explores is what makes a story pleasurable and why fairy tales do follow a strict logic. This is the first of a two-part episode on it (this first show alone is 20 minutes). Learn about when this essay was first published and some keys points made in the article in this first part. Next week's segment deals primarily with the issue of the importance of re-reading stories.

 

23May

(Re-Post) 11-12r Essay Chat - The Vision of John Bunyan (Kevin Belmonte)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An essay chat on the shorter work "The Vision of John Bunyan." The essay was first published on December 13, 1962.




TheVisionofJohnBunyan.jpg"The Vision of John Bunyan" was the topic for my 11th and 12th essay chat back in 2012. For this re-release I combined the shows because together they are just over twenty minutes. Kevin Belmonte, who joined me for the third essay chat (and other shows) returned for this discussion. As always, in addition to exploring several key points in the article, you will learn background information about it, as well as related articles or books on a similar topic. "The Vision of John Bunyan" is best found in Selected Literary Essays (a title that was re-issued in paperback and made available in eBook for the first time in late 2013).

 

21May

(Re-Post) EC10r - Meditation in a Toolshed (Dr. Bruce Edwards)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's another previous essay chat; this one on Meditation in a Toolshed. 




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"Meditation in a Toolshed" was the tenth essay chat William O'Flaherty did back in 2012. Dr. Bruce Edwards, Professor Emeritus of English and Africana Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, is the guest for this discussion.  "Meditation in a Toolshed" is a fairly short essay that is a favorite among Lewis scholars. It is best found in God in the Dock essay collection. Learn about the background to this shorter work from Lewis and a few of the key points made in it that will either introduce to this great piece or remind you about it.

 

 

19May

(Re-Post) Taylor Colloquium 2018

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IN THIS REPEAT: A FINAL reminder about the 2018 Taylor Colloquium, May 31 - June 3.

2018_Taylor_NEW_alt.jpgThe following podcast is an interview with Dr. Joseph Ricke, who heads up by The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends at Taylor University. It is sponsoring the 11th Frances W. Ewbank Colloquium, May 31st - June 3rd, 2018. The C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society is joining in on this event. A variety of individuals will present papers and keynote speakers include Stephen Prickett, Crystal Downing, Ron Reed, Joe Christopher, Crystal Hurd, and Charlie Starr.

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17May

(Re-Post) EC09r– Fern-seed and Elephants, pt. 2 (with Reggie Gates)

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IN THIS REPEAT: This is the second part of the Fern-seed essay chat I posted yesterday.


 
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The following is the ninth essay chat produced by William O'Flaherty. It is the second of a two-part discussion of "Fern-seed and Elephants," a shorter work by Lewis that is best found in Christian Reflections. My guest is Lewis enthusiast Reggie Gates. Reggie runs another podcast website called "All About C.S. Lewis." In this program the final point is explored along with favorite quotes and related works.
 
 

15May

(Re-Post) EC08r - Fern-seed and Elephants, pt. 1 (with Reggie Gates)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's another ESSAY CHAT...the first of a two-part look at "Fern-seed and Elephants."



Fern-ssedpt1.jpgThe following is the eighth essay chat produced by William O'Flaherty. It is the first of a two-part discussion of "Fern-seed and Elephants," a shorter work by Lewis that is best found in Christian Reflections. My guest is Lewis enthusiast Reggie Gates. Reggie runs another podcast website called "All About C.S. Lewis." In this program three of the four major points by Lewis are explored.

13May

(Re-Post) EC07r - Myth Became Fact (with Dr. Michael Ward)

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IN THIS REPEAT: For the seventh essay chat I had Dr. Michael Ward discussing "Myth Become Fact."


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"Myth Became Fact" was the seventh essay chat I produced back in 2012. Although not directly related to Easter, it does touch on some aspects of it. I had the pleasure of catching up with Dr. Michael Ward, author of The Narnia Code and other books for this discussion. Note that we had some recording problems and the audio quality unfortunately didn't come out as well as hoped. The essay is best found in God in the Dock.

11May

(Re-Post) EC06r -Meditation on the Third Commandment (with Allyson Wieland)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's a repeat of my sixth essay chat that deals with the 3rd commandment

 

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"Meditation on the Third Commandment" was the sixth essay chat produced when I started them in 2012. I'm repeating it now because many of you weren't aware of my shows back then. My special guest for this chat was Allyson Wieland. Allyson is the creator of behind CSL Book Club, an online resource for discussion questions for a number of books by C.S. Lewis. This essay is found in God in the Dock.

9May

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis Institute Summer Conference 2018

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IN THIS REPEAT: Learn about a special event in next mont with Dr. Jerry Root.

CSLI_2018_Event_LOGO.jpgThe following is a conversation with Dr. Joel Woodruff of C.S. Lewis Institute. He is the president of that organization. The focus of the show is on their upcoming conference that will be held at the Wade Center at Wheaton College June 17-20. The theme is on "Communicating The Gospel C.S. Lewis Style." The plenary speaker is Dr. Jerry Root. Other speakers include Dr. Wayne Martindale and Marjorie Lamp Mead. Dr. Root and Dr. Martindale have previously been on All About Jack.

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7May

(Re-Post) Taylor Colloquium 2016 Panel Discussion

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IN THIS REPEAT: The last panel discussion from the 2016 Taylor Colloquium.




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What follows is the panel discussion from the 2016 Taylor Colloquium that was held at Taylor University in Indiana just a few weeks ago.  Joe Ricke moderated the session with the featured keynote speakers, Diana Glyer, Colin Duriez, and Sorina Higgins. Those attending will recall that Carol Zaleski joined in via the Internet, however the quality of the audio on my recording was too poor to include; so none of her comments are included in this podcast. Other than that, all of the panel discussion content is provided in the show.

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5May

(Re-Post) Keynote Highlights Taylor Colloquium 2016

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IN THIS REPEAT: From the last event at Taylor Univeristy ...parts of the keynote talks from Taylor 2016 Colloquium.




Taylor_2016_Highlights.jpgHere's another podcast featuring content from the recent 2016 Taylor Colloquium. This time it's highlights from each of the three keynote addresses. That is, about fifteen minutes  of the talks are provided in this show. You'll hear Diana Glyer first as she talks about the process of writing and how Lewis and Tolkien often differed. Next is Sornia Higgins' presentation on the life of Charles Williams and finally, the last third of this podcast comes from Colin Duriez's speech on the critical friendship of Lewis and Owen Barfield. Please note that the last talk by Colin is more difficult to understand, as the place it was recorded in was different than the others and it turned out worse than expected. 

3May

(Re-Post) Taylor Colloquium 2018

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IN THIS REPEAT: Interview about 2018 Taylor Colloquium, May 31 - June 3.

2018_Taylor_NEW_alt.jpgThe following podcast is an interview with Dr. Joseph Ricke, who heads up by The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends at Taylor University. It is sponsoring the 11th Frances W. Ewbank Colloquium, May 31st - June 3rd, 2018. The C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society is joining in on this event. A variety of individuals will present papers and keynote speakers include Stephen Prickett, Crystal Downing, Ron Reed, Joe Christopher, Crystal Hurd, and Charlie Starr.

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2May

(Re-Post) Narnia Books Miniseries 06 The Magician’s Nephew

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IN THIS REPEAT: Chatting about The Magician's Nephew from a podcast series on the Narnia books.




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This is the sixth of seven shows in a special series on the books in the Narnia series. Previously this program had not been share on All About Jack because it was created for another venture (that is now inactive). Returning to help co-host is Dr. Crystal Hurd. Dr. Lou Markos (author of On the Shoulders of Hobbits, Restoring Beauty and other titles) is the special guest to explore the book The Horse and His Boy. Feel free to leave questions or comments below. Next time The Last Battle will be discussed with Kevin Belmonte. 
 
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The Story Behind the Story
Short Summary of the Book
Favorite Characters Discussion
Unique Aspects of this Story
General Discussion (a variety of questions related to the book)
 
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30Apr

(Re-Post) EC05r - The Seeing Eye with Will Vaus (Essay Chat)

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IN THIS REPEAT: Continuing to remind you of my essay chats. This is the fifth one I did. It's on "The Seeing Eye." It focus on just that essay. 


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The following is a repeat of an earlier essay chat I first posted in 2012. This is the fifth in an occasional series of programs examining a single shorter work by C.S. Lewis. Today Will Vaus is my guest, he has written a number of books related to C.S. Lewis. Below you can find links to some I've done an interview with him. In this program we explore "The Seeing Eye" which is most easily found in the book Christian Reflections.

27Apr

(Re-Post) EC04r - “Is Theology Poetry?” with Dr. Holly Ordway (Essay Chat)

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IN THIS REPEAT: "Is Theology Poetry?" - the fourth essay chat


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The following is a repeat of the fourth  "essay chat" program.  For those not familiar with it, the purpose of this show is to focus on a single essay (or similar shorter work) by C.S. Lewis and discuss it with another Lewis expert or enthusiast. The essay discusses is "Is Theology Poetry?" and my guest is  Dr. Holly Ordway.

 

 

 

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