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The C.S. Lewis podcast
The C.S. Lewis podcast
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A weekly podcast from Premier Unbelievable? with Professor Alister McGrath exploring C.S. Lewis’ thought, theology and teaching. C.S. Lewis is one of the... more

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#67 Audience Q&A on vocation, culture and Christian witness

Alister McGrath joins Justin Brierley and a panel of Christian thinkers, scientists and church leaders to take audience questions on... more

15 Aug 2022 · 38 minutes
#66 Speaking the authentic voice of Jesus in arts, science and global culture

Recorded live at Unbelievable? the Conference 2022, Justin Brierley leads a panel including Alister McGrath, Sharon Dirckx, John Wyatt, Skye... more

08 Aug 2022 · 28 minutes
#65 Alister McGrath: How to transform our culture and not be consumed by it

Prof Alister McGrath draws on CS Lewis and scripture to encourage Christians to live out their vocation and make a... more

01 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
#64 On Living In An Atomic Age - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

'If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us... more

25 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
#63 The Weight of Glory - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

'The Weight of Glory' is a sermon that CS Lewis preached at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin,... more

18 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
#62 First and Second Things - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

Oringally published in 1942 this essay argues that humans often turn 'second order' things such as music, art, romatic love... more

11 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
#61 Is Theology Poetry? CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

Originally given as a talk in 1945, this was the first piece of Lewis' writing that Alister Mcgrath ever read... more

04 Jul 2022 · 21 minutes
#60 Is Theism Important? - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

This essay originally took the form of a talk at the Socratic club in Oxford in 1952. Lewis explains the... more

27 Jun 2022 · 25 minutes
#59 The Grand Miracle - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

Originally preached a sermon in 1945, this essay by Lewis uses the imagery of a diver to explain the significance... more

20 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
#58 Myth Became Fact - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

CS Lewis discusses the importance of 'myth' in this critique of those who want to 'demythologise' Christianity. He explains why... more

13 Jun 2022 · 19 minutes
#57 Dogma and the Universe - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

Originally published in 1943 in a Christian magazine, 'Dogma and the Universe' sees Lewis look at the fact that modern... more

06 Jun 2022 · 21 minutes
#56 Meditation in a Toolshed - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

We begin season 6 of the CS Lewis podcast looking at a number of CS Lewis' shorter articles, essays and... more

30 May 2022 · 18 minutes
#55 Ask Alister McGrath Anything Part 2

Alister McGrath continues to respond to listener questions about science, faith and doubt (and CS Lewis!) in the second part... more

23 May 2022 · 33 minutes
#54 Alister McGrath journeys through science, faith and doubt

Alister McGrath talks about his memoir 'Through a Glass Darkly: Journeys Through Science, Faith & Doubt' in the first part... more

16 May 2022 · 36 minutes
#53 The Four Loves

The Four Loves (1960) is a reflection on four types of love - affection, friendship, eros and charity. Alister examines... more

09 May 2022 · 24 minutes
#52 Reflections on the Psalms

Reflections On The Psalms (1958) is CS Lewis' only book that directly comments on the Bible. Alister explains why Lewis... more

02 May 2022 · 22 minutes
#51 Surprised by Joy

Surprised By Joy (1955) is CS Lewis' 'spiritual autobiography of his conversion experience. Alister draws out the lessons his life... more

25 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
#50 The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce (1945) is an unusual story told from the perspective of passengers on a 'day trip' from hell... more

18 Apr 2022 · 31 minutes
#49 The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters (1942) saw CS Lewis rise to international prominence as an author. Alister and Justin talk about its... more

11 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
#48 The Problem of Pain

The Problem Of Pain (1940) was CS Lewis' apologetic on the problem of God & suffering. Alister reviews its content... more

04 Apr 2022 · 19 minutes
#47 Pilgrim’s Regress

Published in 1933, Pilgrim's Regress was Lewis' first book written after his conversion. Modelled after Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress', Alister explains... more

28 Mar 2022 · 18 minutes
#46 Season 5 - CS Lewis’ popular Christian books (intro)

In this new season of the podcast hosted by Justin, Alister introduces seven of CS Lewis' popualr Christian works. + For... more

21 Mar 2022 · 21 minutes
#45 Audience Q&A on how to make the case for Jesus

Alister takes audience Q&A on Jesus, CS Lewis and evangelism. From Unbelievable? the Conference 2013 + For more from the podcast... more

14 Mar 2022 · 25 minutes
#44 Alister McGrath: Jesus the lunatic? How to make the case for Christ

Alister McGrath's talk at Unbelievable? the Conference 2013 on 'Jesus the Lunatic?'. + For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com  + For our... more

07 Mar 2022 · 41 minutes
#43 CS Lewis, The Lord of The Rings, myth and imagination

Alister concludes this season of the podcast looking at the different ways Lewis and Tolkien expressed the Christian story through... more

28 Feb 2022 · 27 minutes
#42 CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien

CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, two of the greatest writers of the 20th Century,  were good friends. So how did... more

21 Feb 2022 · 21 minutes
#41 CS Lewis on the importance of friendship

Why is the concept of friendship in books such as The Four Loves, so important to Lewis? How did Lewis'... more

14 Feb 2022 · 26 minutes
#40 CS Lewis, the Inklings and the Eagle and Child pub

Who were Lewis' closest friends from childhood and as an adult? Who were the Inklings and which pub did they... more

07 Feb 2022 · 21 minutes
#39 CS Lewis, Mark Zuckerberg and technology

Alister and Justin continue their conversation on what Lewis' writings have to say to our modern technological age including the... more

31 Jan 2022 · 25 minutes
#38 CS Lewis, AI and transhumanism

What do Lewis' writings such as 'The Abolition of Man' and 'That Hideous Strength' have to say to the rise... more

24 Jan 2022 · 22 minutes
#37 CS Lewis, mental health and the meaning crisis

Alister McGrath and Justin Brierley continue their conversation on the 'meaning crisis' in the West and how Lewis' wisdom applies... more

17 Jan 2022 · 21 minutes
#36 CS Lewis, Miracles and the meaning crisis

In Season 4 of the podcast, Alister McGrath and Justin Brierley discuss the 'meaning crisis' in the West, how Lewis... more

10 Jan 2022 · 26 minutes
#35 CS Lewis Symposium Pt 3 - Panel Q&A on 21st Century Apologetics

Michael Ward, William Lane Craig, Michael Ramsden, Jeanette Sears, Peter S Williams and Judith Wolfe take part in a panel... more

27 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
#34 CS Lewis Symposium Pt 2 - Malcolm Guite on Imaginative Fiction

Poet, priest and author Malcolm Guite speaks on "Telling the Truth Through Imaginative Fiction" in this second lecture from the... more

20 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#33 CS Lewis Symposium Pt 1 - Alister McGrath on Rational Argument

To mark the 50th Anniverary of CS Lewis' death in 2013, Westminster Abbey hosted the CS Lewis Symposium. In this... more

13 Dec 2021 · 1 hour,
#32 Max McLean Pt 2 - CS Lewis on screen

Justin Brierley continues his conversation with Max McLean, writer and star of the new movie CS Lewis: The Most Reluctant... more

06 Dec 2021 · 27 minutes
#31 Max McLean Pt 1 - CS Lewis on stage

Justin Brierley speaks to Max McLean, writer and star of the new movie CS Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert. For the... more

29 Nov 2021 · 29 minutes
#30 Michael Ward on The Abolition of Man

Justin Brierley speaks to CS Lewis scholar Michael Ward about his new book 'After Humanity: A guide to CS Lewis'... more

22 Nov 2021 · 32 minutes
#29 The Last Battle

Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about The Last Battle, focussing on difficult questions around topics such as racism,... more

15 Nov 2021 · 26 minutes
#28 The Silver Chair

Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about one of the darkest books in the Narnia series – The Silver... more

08 Nov 2021 · 25 minutes
#27 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, looking at difficult topics such as human... more

01 Nov 2021 · 25 minutes
#26 Prince Caspian

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Prince Caspian, focussing on painful questions such as the apparent silence of God.... more

25 Oct 2021 · 24 minutes
#25 The Horse and his Boy

Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about The Horse and His Boy, looking at pertinent issues such as inequality,... more

18 Oct 2021 · 24 minutes
#24 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ most famous book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, unpacking some... more

11 Oct 2021 · 25 minutes
#23 The Magician’s Nephew

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about The Magician’s Nephew, focussing on topics such as creation, suffering and how the... more

04 Oct 2021 · 24 minutes
#22 An introduction to the Narnia Chronicles

In the first episode of the third series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson... more

27 Sep 2021 · 28 minutes
#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 

06 Sep 2021 · 21 minutes
#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... more

30 Aug 2021 · 34 minutes
#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... more

23 Aug 2021 · 24 minutes
#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... more

16 Aug 2021 · 21 minutes
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Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ most famous book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, unpacking some of its... more