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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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#165 Philip Tallon: Is pain a problem?

Dr Philip Tallon, Associate Professor of Theology and Dean of The School of Christian Thought at Houston Christian University, unpacks... more

08 Jul 2024 · 26 minutes
#164 Johan Erasmus: Coming to faith via Richard Dawkins and CS Lewis

Can Lewis still speak to us today? Following the death of his father as a child, Afrikaner pastor Johan Erasmus... more

01 Jul 2024 · 34 minutes
#163 Matthew Brown: What would Sigmund Freud and CS Lewis discuss?

Hollywood director Matthew Brown, who directed and co-wrote Freud's Last Session, shares his thoughts on two of the greatest minds... more

24 Jun 2024 · 36 minutes
#162 Alister McGrath: Is there still a place for Lewis in today’s society?

We continue our conversation with Professor Alister McGrath answering live questions, including who influenced Lewis’ faith journey, whether there’s an... more

17 Jun 2024 · 15 minutes
#161 Alister McGrath: Your questions answered

Professor Alister McGrath joined Ruth Jackson for a webinar answering live questions about CS Lewis, including how Lewis used modern... more

10 Jun 2024 · 17 minutes
#160 Malcolm Guite: Poetry and a baptised imagination

In this third and final part, Rev Dr Malcolm Guite, Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge University answers questions about... more

03 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
159 Malcolm Guite: The true myth

In the second part of his presentation, Rev Dr Malcolm Guite, Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge University shares his... more

27 May 2024 · 30 minutes
#158 Malcolm Guite: Was Lewis a poet?

Rev Dr Malcolm Guite, Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge University shares his thoughts about Lewis' imaginative vision as a... more

20 May 2024 · 21 minutes
#157 Kathy Keller: One of the last people to correspond with Lewis before his death

As we approach the one year anniversary of apologist Tim Keller's death on May 19th, we caught up with his... more

13 May 2024 · 21 minutes
#156 Phil Knox: Lord All matey or Lord Almighty?

Did Jesus have favourites? What does good friendship look like? Can we can call God friend? Why does Lewis consider... more

06 May 2024 · 16 minutes
#155 Phil Knox: Are we allowed favourite friends?

Phil Knox, author of The Best of Friends, explores what Lewis said about friendship. Why have we neglected friendship? What... more

29 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
#154 Lewis and Tolkien: The final years

What were the significant points of contention between Lewis and Tolkien? Where did they differ on theology? How did they... more

22 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
#153 The poet and the philologist: Lewis and Tolkien's early years

Dr Holly Ordway, author of Tolkien’s Faith explores what Lewis and Tolkien thought of each other when they first met. How... more

15 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
#152 Is ‘The Lord of the Rings’ a religious work?

Dr Holly Ordway, author of Tolkien’s Faith explores what JRR Tolkien meant when he described The Lord of the Rings as... more

08 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
#151 Holly Ordway: Trauma, Catholicism and romantic love

Dr Holly Ordway, author of Tolkien’s Faith, shares some of the traumatic events in JRR Tolkien's life, such as the death... more

01 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
#150 Holly Ordway: Tolkien on Holy Week

We continue our conversation with Dr Holly Ordway, author of Tolkien's Faith. How would Tolkien have celebrated Holy Week? How... more

25 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
#149 Holly Ordway: Tolkien's faith

Ahead of Tolkien Reading Day on 25th March, Dr Holly Ordway, author of Tolkien's Faith, shares her thoughts about Tolkien’s... more

18 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
#148 Ruth Jackson: Where it all began

The microphone is turned on Ruth Jackson as she is interviewed by David Bates from Pints With Jack. Originally broadcast... more

11 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
#147 Jason Lepojärvi: The undiscovered Lewis

Dr Jason Lepojärvi, CS Lewis associate professor of theology and literature at George Fox University and director of the CS... more

04 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
#146 That Hideous Strength: How do we resist evil?

In this final episode on The Space Trilogy, Alister McGrath finishes his discussion on That Hideous Strength, looking particularly at... more

26 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
#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... more

19 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
#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?... more

12 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
#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... more

05 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
#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... more

29 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
#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,... more

22 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
#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... more

15 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
#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... more

08 Jan 2024 · 14 minutes
#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... more

01 Jan 2024 · 14 minutes
#136 David Bates: Was Lewis a bit of a grumpy old man when it came to Christmas?

What did Lewis say about Christmas? David Bates from Pints With Jack discusses some of Lewis' poetry and prose on this... more

18 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
#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... more

18 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
#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... more

11 Dec 2023 · 10 minutes
#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... more

04 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
#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... more

27 Nov 2023 · 13 minutes
#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... more

21 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
#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... more

13 Nov 2023 · 13 minutes
#130 David Bates: Pints with Jack

Ruth Jackson speaks to David Bates from the Pints With Jack podcast about how a local book club became a... more

06 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
#129 Dr Carolyn Weber: Surprised by Oxford

Dr Carolyn Weber, author of Surprised by Oxford, shares her fascinating story of coming to faith from atheism at Oxford... more

30 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
#128 Perelandra: It's not for nothing that you are named Ransom

Looking at Perelendra, Alister McGrath explores key questions raised by CS Lewis: What is good? Should we be frightened of... more

23 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
#127 Perelandra: Evil, suffering and sin

Alister McGrath continues to discuss Perelandra, looking particularly at the topics of evil, suffering, sin, demon possession and divine justice.... more

16 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
#126 Perelandra: Free will, desire and the Fall

Alister McGrath unpacks some of the theology within the second book of the Space Trilogy. What was Lewis' understanding of... more

09 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
#125 Perelandra: Pleasure, gender and sex

We continue our conversation on Perelandra, with Alister McGrath reflecting on questions around pleasure, gender and sex. What is gender?... more

02 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
#124 Perelandra: Scientism, spirituality and magic

Professor Alister McGrath explores the second book of CS Lewis' space trilogy, Perelandra, looking at some of its key themes, characters and... more

25 Sep 2023 · 15 minutes
#123 Out of the Silent Planet: Death, suffering and The Fall

In the final episode on Out of the Silent Planet, Alister McGrath explores Lewis' depiction of humanity, death, evolution and... more

18 Sep 2023 · 11 minutes
#122 Out of the Silent Planet: Love, sex and intuition

Alister McGrath continues to explore Out of the Silent Planet, looking at some of CS Lewis' language around love and... more

11 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
#121 Out of the Silent Planet: Nakedness, science and ransom

Looking at Out of the Silent Planet, Professor Alister McGrath discusses whether nakedness within the book is significant. Plus, they look... more

04 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
#120 Out of the Silent Planet: Weston, Devine and JRR Tolkien

As we delve into the first book of the trilogy, Out of the Silent Planet, Professor Alister McGrath looks at... more

28 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
#119 Has The Space Trilogy stood the test of time?

Alister McGrath concludes his introduction to Lewis’ Space Trilogy by exploring parallels with The Chronicles of Narnia. He offers tips... more

21 Aug 2023 · 15 minutes
#118 Evil, evolution and theological reflection in The Space Trilogy

Alister McGrath explores some of the theological themes within Lewis’ trilogy, such as incarnation, atonement and the problem of evil.... more

14 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
#117 Vivisection, mental health, racism and sexism

We dive into some of the important issues explored in Lewis’ Space Trilogy. Why was he so vehemently opposed to... more

07 Aug 2023 · 12 minutes
#116 Did CS Lewis believe in aliens?

Alister McGrath continues to explore questions raised by Lewis' Space Trilogy - were any characters inspired by his "strange" Oxford... more

31 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
#115 Why did no one want to publish Lewis' Space Trilogy?

Professor Alister McGrath looks at the intended audience of CS Lewis' Space Trilogy and explores some of the influences behind... more

24 Jul 2023 · 10 minutes
#114 An introduction to The Space Trilogy

​Many people don’t even realise CS Lewis wrote science fiction, much less have perused these three colossal volumes. So, why... more

17 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
#113 What about other religions?

In the final part of this replay of an Unbelievable show, originally broadcast in October 2010, Justin Brierley speaks to... more

10 Jul 2023 · 12 minutes
#112 Was Jesus a liar, lunatic, Lord or something else?

In the third part of this replay of an Unbelievable show, originally broadcast in October 2010, Justin Brierley speaks to... more

03 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
#111 Is Lewis' argument from reason convincing?

In the second part of this replay of an Unbelievable show, originally broadcast in October 2010, Justin Brierley speaks to... more

26 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
#110 An atheist and Christian reflect on CS Lewis’ apologetics

60 years after his death people continue to read, use and quote CS Lewis’ apologetics works. In this replay of... more

19 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
#109: Dr Jennifer Woodruff Tait: Jack at home

Dr Jennifer Woodruff Tait, managing editor of Christian History magazine, shares some of her thoughts around why CS Lewis continues... more

12 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
#108 Tim Keller (1950-2023) on CS Lewis

In this special episode following the death of Tim Keller on Friday 19th May, Ruth Jackson speaks to Collin Hansen,... more

05 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
#107 Dr Sharon Jones: Floral particulars in CS Lewis

Dr Sharon Jones, who teaches at Stranmillis University College, explores floral particulars in Lewis' works. This talk was originally given... more

29 May 2023 · 24 minutes
#106 Teodora Driscu: Lewis and the embodiment of heaven

University of Iasi PhD candidate Teodora Driscu looks at longing and the image of heaven in Lewis' works, focussing particularly... more

22 May 2023 · 23 minutes
#105 Dr David Clare: The man from God knows where - Lewis’ Irishness

Drama and theatre studies lecturer Dr David Clare explores four plays about Lewis that downplay his Ulster background. This talk... more

15 May 2023 · 23 minutes
#104 Out of the Silent Planet and Lewis’ Belfast background

English lecturer Dr Sarah Waters answers questions about Out of the Silent Planet, following her presentation at CS Lewis symposium... more

08 May 2023 · 16 minutes
#103 Dr Sarah Waters: Out of the Silent Planet and the Covid pandemic

English lecturer Dr Sarah Waters shares her insights into one of CS Lewis' science fiction books, particularly in regards to... more

01 May 2023 · 28 minutes
#102 Alister McGrath: The CS Lewis phenomenon

In the final episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, we look at why someone who... more

24 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
#101 Alister McGrath: Suffering, death and Lewis’ final years

In the 14th episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, we look at Lewis' deep anguish... more

17 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
#100 Alister McGrath: 100th special celebrating CS Lewis’ legacy and how he can help renew the Church

In this special episode, we take a break from our series on Professor Alister McGrath's seminal biography, CS Lewis: A... more

10 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
#99 Alister McGrath: The move to Cambridge

In the 13th episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, we cover some of the more... more

03 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
#98 Alister McGrath: The imaginative world of Narnia

In the twelfth episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, we look at the character of... more

27 Mar 2023 · 15 minutes
#97 Alister McGrath: The creation of Narnia

In the eleventh episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, we hear the inspiration behind the... more

20 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
#96 Alister McGrath: A prophet without honour?

In the tenth episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, we explore the professional setbacks and... more

13 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
#95 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ international fame

In the ninth episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, we look at some of Lewis'... more

06 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
#94 Alister McGrath: The wartime apologist

In the eighth episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book, CS Lewis: A Life, Professor Alister McGrath shares some of... more

27 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
#93 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ literary scholarship

In the seventh episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we explore why Lewis never used... more

20 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
#92 Alister McGrath: The making of a Mere Christian

In the sixth episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we explore Lewis' faith journey, looking... more

13 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
#91 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ early years at Magdalen college

In the fifth episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we look at some key moments... more

07 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
#90 Alister McGrath: The making of an Oxford don

In the fourth episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we dive into Lewis' first few... more

30 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
#89 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis and the Great War

In the third episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we explore Lewis' experience of the... more

23 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
#88 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ unpleasant schooldays

In the second episode of a new series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we look at why Lewis... more

16 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
#87 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ Irish childhood

In this first episode of a new series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we look at Lewis’ early... more

09 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
#86 Alister McGrath: Why read CS Lewis?

As we begin a new year, we pause to remind ourselves of the thought, life and legacy of CS Lewis.... more

02 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
#85 A magical Narnia trail

There is something inherently Christmassy about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and a church in the North East... more

26 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
#84 CS Lewis on Christmas

What did Christmas mean to CS Lewis? How did he celebrate it? Did he ever write about the festive season?... more

19 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
#83 Teri-Anne Cavanagh: Finding faith through CS Lewis

Teri-Anne Cavanagh is training for ordained ministry in the Church of England, but she wasn't always a Christian. CS Lewis... more

12 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
#82 Ross Wilson: How an artist immortalised CS Lewis

Northern Irish artist Ross Wilson BEM talks about his remarkable sculpture The Searcher, which is based on the character of... more

05 Dec 2022 · 39 minutes
#81 Joshua Karras - porn, depression, domestic violence and The Screwtape Letters

Ruth Jackson continues her conversation with author Joshua Karras who has penned a modern appropriation of The Screwtape Letters. 80... more

28 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
#80 Joshua Karras: A modern take on The Screwtape Letters

80 years after the publication of The Screwtape Letters, young author Joshua Karras has written an appropriation of CS Lewis'... more

21 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
#79 A tour of CS Lewis house ’The Kilns’ with Trevin Wax

Justin Brierley takes podcast listeners on a revealing tour around The Kilns, the house Lewis shared with his brother Warnie... more

14 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
#78 Trevin Wax: How CS Lewis shaped my faith

Author and pastor Trevin Wax shares why he loves CS Lewis. They look at the relevance of Lewis' writings as... more

07 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
#77 Trevin Wax: CS Lewis on why truth matters

Ruth Jackson speaks to author and pastor Trevin Wax about CS Lewis. They discuss numerous topics including objective truth, Christian... more

31 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
#76 The spirituality of Owen Barfield, CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien Pt 2

The second part of a conversation between philosopher Mark Vernon and poet-theologian Malcolm Guite on the spiritual journeys of The... more

24 Oct 2022 · 35 minutes
#75 Who were the Inklings? And what did they believe? Malcolm Guite & Mark Vernon Pt 1

Mark Vernon, author of ‘A Secret History of Christianity: Jesus, the last Inkling and the evolution of consciousness’ engages with... more

17 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
#74 A skeptic’s adventures in Narnia - Holly Ordway and Laura Miller

Holly Ordway grew up as an atheist before converting to Christianity in her adult years. The fantasy work of CS... more

10 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#73 Dr Michael Ward Q&A with young people Pt 2

In this second part of a live kids Q&A on Narnia, recorded at Oxford University, Dr Michael Ward continues to... more

03 Oct 2022 · 24 minutes
#72 Kids ask their Narnia questions of Dr Michael Ward Pt. 1

Recorded live at Oxford University, Narnia expert Dr Michael Ward engages with a panel of young people with a variety... more

26 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
#71 CS Lewis and the Queen - an interview with Dr Michael Ward

On Thursday September 8th Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died aged 96. In this special one-off episode about the Queen... more

19 Sep 2022 · 40 minutes
#70 Miracles in Narnia and Taiwan - David Marshall

In the third part of their discussion David Marshall tells Justin Brierley about his own time as a missionary in... more

05 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
#69 We need to talk about Susan: David Marshall defends CS Lewis against Pullman and JK Rowling

My sister Susan,” answered Peter shortly and gravely, “is no longer a friend of Narnia.”   Philip Pullman and JK Rowling have... more

29 Aug 2022 · 24 minutes
#68 The Case For Aslan: David Marshall on ’Puddleglum’s Wager’

'The Case for Aslan: Evidence for Jesus in the land of Narnia' examines how Lewis employed Christian apologetics throughout the... more

22 Aug 2022 · 24 minutes
#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
#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... more

09 Aug 2021 · 22 minutes
#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... more

02 Aug 2021 · 22 minutes
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#24 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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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