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 May 3, 2021

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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 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.

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#71 CS Lewis and the Queen - an interview with Dr Michael Ward
40:20

On Thursday September 8th Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died aged 96. In this special one-off episode about the Queen and CS Lewis, Ruth Jackson speaks to CS Lewis scholar Dr Michael Ward. They discuss Lewis’ thoughts on monarchy, the Queen’s coronation and the kings and queens of Narnia. Watch out for a brutally honest potted history of some of the British monarchs!   

 

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Sep 19, 2022
#70 Miracles in Narnia and Taiwan - David Marshall
23:03

In the third part of their discussion David Marshall tells Justin Brierley about his own time as a missionary in China and East Asia and how he found CS Lewis' writing helped his journey there. How does the subject of miracles - the death and resurrection of Alan for instance - get addressed in Narnia?

 

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Sep 05, 2022
#69 We need to talk about Susan: David Marshall defends CS Lewis against Pullman and JK Rowling
24:31

My sister Susan,” answered Peter shortly and gravely, “is no longer a friend of Narnia.”

 

Philip Pullman and JK Rowling have both criticised the way CS Lewis treated Susan at the end of the Narnia. Author David Marshall defends Lewis' decision not to have Susan enter heaven in the 'The Case for Aslan: Evidence for Jesus in the land of Narnia' and writes his own imagined next steps for Susan in the real world.

 

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Aug 29, 2022
#68 The Case For Aslan: David Marshall on ’Puddleglum’s Wager’
24:14

'The Case for Aslan: Evidence for Jesus in the land of Narnia' examines how Lewis employed Christian apologetics throughout the fantasy writing of Narnia. Author David Marshall tells Justin Brierley how in The Silver Chair, Puddleglum proves himself to be a wise, if gloomy, thinker.

 

 

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Aug 22, 2022
#67 Audience Q&A on vocation, culture and Christian witness
38:13

Alister McGrath joins Justin Brierley and a panel of Christian thinkers, scientists and church leaders to take audience questions on vocation, culture and Christian witness in this continuation of last week's session, originally recorded live at Unbelievable? the Conference 2022.

 

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Aug 15, 2022
#66 Speaking the authentic voice of Jesus in arts, science and global culture
28:52

Recorded live at Unbelievable? the Conference 2022, Justin Brierley leads a panel including Alister McGrath, Sharon Dirckx, John Wyatt, Skye Jethani, and Joseph D'Souza on bringing Christian faith into the spheres of art, science, education and global justice.

 

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Aug 08, 2022
#65 Alister McGrath: How to transform our culture and not be consumed by it
16:26

Prof Alister McGrath draws on CS Lewis and scripture to encourage Christians to live out their vocation and make a difference in a confused and divided culture. This keynote address was given at Unbelievable? the Conference 2022.

 

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Aug 01, 2022
#64 On Living In An Atomic Age - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings
19:02

'If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things'. Alister and Justin discuss the way that CS Lewis' 1948 essay is remarkably relevant to modern crises such as Covid and the war in Ukraine.

 

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Jul 25, 2022
#63 The Weight of Glory - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings
19:33

'The Weight of Glory' is a sermon that CS Lewis preached at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford in 1941. It is widely regarded as one of his most significant short works, focussing on the way our human longings in this world point to another world that we were made for.

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Jul 18, 2022
#62 First and Second Things - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings
18:15

Oringally published in 1942 this essay argues that humans often turn 'second order' things such as music, art, romatic love etc into 'first order' things in place of God. In doings so they lose the joy of those things in the process. "You can't get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first."

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Jul 11, 2022
#61 Is Theology Poetry? CS Lewis’ essays and short writings
21:15

Originally given as a talk in 1945, this was the first piece of Lewis' writing that Alister Mcgrath ever read as a student and it had a profound influence on him. It includes Lewis' memorable phrase: 'I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.'

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Jul 04, 2022
#60 Is Theism Important? - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings
25:04

This essay originally took the form of a talk at the Socratic club in Oxford in 1952. Lewis explains the difference between 'Faith A' as 'intellectual assent' and 'Faith B' as 'trust or confidence in God', as well as the experience of awe.

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Jun 27, 2022
#59 The Grand Miracle - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings
17:15

Originally preached a sermon in 1945, this essay by Lewis uses the imagery of a diver to explain the significance of the incarnation as God stepping into creation to ultimately redeem it.

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Jun 20, 2022
#58 Myth Became Fact - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings
19:20

CS Lewis discusses the importance of 'myth' in this critique of those who want to 'demythologise' Christianity. He explains why Christ is the 'true myth' that all other stories of dying and rising gods are pointing towards.

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Jun 13, 2022
#57 Dogma and the Universe - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings
21:28

Originally published in 1943 in a Christian magazine, 'Dogma and the Universe' sees Lewis look at the fact that modern science tells us the Universe had a beginning and that life will also come to an end one day.

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Jun 06, 2022
#56 Meditation in a Toolshed - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings
18:08

We begin season 6 of the CS Lewis podcast looking at a number of CS Lewis' shorter articles, essays and sermons. 'Meditation in a Toolshed' (1945) sees Lewis exploring the idea of 'looking at' a beam of sunlight vs 'looking along' the beam. Alister and Justin discuss how Lewis related this idea to the Christian faith.

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May 30, 2022
#55 Ask Alister McGrath Anything Part 2
33:18

Alister McGrath continues to respond to listener questions about science, faith and doubt (and CS Lewis!) in the second part of a show first recorded as a livestream listener Q&A edition of Unbelievable? in 2020, hosted by Justin and Lucy Brierley and Ruth Jackson.

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May 23, 2022
#54 Alister McGrath journeys through science, faith and doubt
36:27

Alister McGrath talks about his memoir 'Through a Glass Darkly: Journeys Through Science, Faith & Doubt' in the first part of a show recorded as a livestream listern Q&A edition of Unbelievable? in 2020, hosted by Justin and Lucy Brierley and Ruth Jackson.

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May 16, 2022
#53 The Four Loves
24:17

The Four Loves (1960) is a reflection on four types of love - affection, friendship, eros and charity. Alister examines them and the concept of 'Agape' love that Lewis draws out.

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May 09, 2022
#52 Reflections on the Psalms
22:56

Reflections On The Psalms (1958) is CS Lewis' only book that directly comments on the Bible. Alister explains why Lewis chose to write about the Psalms and what lessons we can draw from it today.

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May 02, 2022
#51 Surprised by Joy
24:42

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

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Apr 25, 2022
#50 The Great Divorce
31:35

The Great Divorce (1945) is an unusual story told from the perspective of passengers on a 'day trip' from hell to heaven. Alister explains how the story and characters draw out Lewis' views on the nature of heaven and hell.

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Apr 18, 2022
#49 The Screwtape Letters
24:55

The Screwtape Letters (1942) saw CS Lewis rise to international prominence as an author. Alister and Justin talk about its creative approach to conversion, temptation and the Christian life.

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Apr 11, 2022
#48 The Problem of Pain
19:57

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

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Apr 04, 2022
#47 Pilgrim’s Regress
18:36

Published in 1933, Pilgrim's Regress was Lewis' first book written after his conversion. Modelled after Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress', Alister explains why it is among the least well-known of Lewis' writings.

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Mar 28, 2022
#46 Season 5 - CS Lewis’ popular Christian books (intro)
21:29

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

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Mar 21, 2022
#45 Audience Q&A on how to make the case for Jesus
25:20

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

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Mar 14, 2022
#44 Alister McGrath: Jesus the lunatic? How to make the case for Christ
41:36

Alister McGrath's talk at Unbelievable? the Conference 2013 on 'Jesus the Lunatic?'.

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Mar 07, 2022
#43 CS Lewis, The Lord of The Rings, myth and imagination
27:55

Alister concludes this season of the podcast looking at the different ways Lewis and Tolkien expressed the Christian story through their well-known fantasy writings. 

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Feb 28, 2022
#42 CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien
21:02

CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, two of the greatest writers of the 20th Century,  were good friends. So how did Lewis and Tolkien influence each other's faith and writing?    + For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com  + For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events + Support the podcast from the USA + Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

Feb 21, 2022
#41 CS Lewis on the importance of friendship
26:01

Why is the concept of friendship in books such as The Four Loves, so important to Lewis? How did Lewis' friendship and romance with Joy Davidman affect his circle of friends? Alister continues to explore this theme with Justin.

 

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Feb 14, 2022
#40 CS Lewis, the Inklings and the Eagle and Child pub
21:09

Who were Lewis' closest friends from childhood and as an adult? Who were the Inklings and which pub did they actually meet at? What can we learn from Lewis about friendship? All these questions and more are explored by Alister and Justin in today's conversation. 

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Feb 07, 2022
#39 CS Lewis, Mark Zuckerberg and technology
25:11

Alister and Justin continue their conversation on what Lewis' writings have to say to our modern technological age including the rise of big tech platforms such as Google and Facebook's 'Meta' universe. 

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Jan 31, 2022
#38 CS Lewis, AI and transhumanism
22:57

What do Lewis' writings such as 'The Abolition of Man' and 'That Hideous Strength' have to say to the rise of AI and Transhumanism? Alister McGrath and Justin Brierley begin a new conversation on CS Lewis and technology.

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Jan 24, 2022
#37 CS Lewis, mental health and the meaning crisis
21:05

Alister McGrath and Justin Brierley continue their conversation on the 'meaning crisis' in the West and how Lewis' wisdom applies to today's world and the modern mental health crisis.

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Jan 17, 2022
#36 CS Lewis, Miracles and the meaning crisis
26:35

In Season 4 of the podcast, Alister McGrath and Justin Brierley discuss the 'meaning crisis' in the West, how Lewis responded to it in his own day, and Lewis' book Miracles.

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Jan 10, 2022
#35 CS Lewis Symposium Pt 3 - Panel Q&A on 21st Century Apologetics
01:09:57

Michael Ward, William Lane Craig, Michael Ramsden, Jeanette Sears, Peter S Williams and Judith Wolfe take part in a panel discussion on what 21st century apologetics can learn from CS Lewis. Recorded at the 2013 CS Lewis Symposium at Westminster Abbey.

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Dec 27, 2021
#34 CS Lewis Symposium Pt 2 - Malcolm Guite on Imaginative Fiction
01:01:09

Poet, priest and author Malcolm Guite speaks on "Telling the Truth Through Imaginative Fiction" in this second lecture from the 2013 CS Lewis Symposium at Westminster Abbey.

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Dec 20, 2021
#33 CS Lewis Symposium Pt 1 - Alister McGrath on Rational Argument
01:00:33

To mark the 50th Anniverary of CS Lewis' death in 2013, Westminster Abbey hosted the CS Lewis Symposium. In this first lecture Alister McGrath gave a talk titled "Telling the Truth Through Rational Argument" followed by audience Q&A.

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Dec 13, 2021
#32 Max McLean Pt 2 - CS Lewis on screen
27:57

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

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Dec 06, 2021
#31 Max McLean Pt 1 - CS Lewis on stage
29:12

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

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Nov 29, 2021
#30 Michael Ward on The Abolition of Man
32:22

Justin Brierley speaks to CS Lewis scholar Michael Ward about his new book 'After Humanity: A guide to CS Lewis' The Abolition Of Man'. Register free for Unbelievable?

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Nov 22, 2021
#29 The Last Battle
26:59

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

They also look at heaven and how we can share our Christian hope with the broken world around us.

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Nov 15, 2021
#28 The Silver Chair
25:26

Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about one of the darkest books in the Narnia series – The Silver Chair. They look at how we can know that Christianity is true and unpack the relevance of Lewis’ countercultural ideas in today’s skeptical culture.

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Nov 08, 2021
#27 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
25:32

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, looking at difficult topics such as human trafficking, sin and faith and how they impact us today.

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Nov 01, 2021
#26 Prince Caspian
24:24

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Prince Caspian, focussing on painful questions such as the apparent silence of God. They also look at how to share our faith in a culture that is saturated with opposing worldviews.

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Oct 25, 2021
#25 The Horse and his Boy
24:50

Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about The Horse and His Boy, looking at pertinent issues such as inequality, the treatment of women and how we should approach other religions.

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Oct 18, 2021
#24 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
25:41

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ most famous book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, unpacking some of its theology, such as forgiveness and the atonement.

They also look at how we can speak truth to a sceptical society.

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Oct 11, 2021
#23 The Magician’s Nephew
24:19

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about The Magician’s Nephew, focussing on topics such as creation, suffering and how the hope of the gospel can transform our hurting world today.

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Oct 04, 2021
#22 An introduction to the Narnia Chronicles
28:11

In the first episode of the third series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about how Lewis’ famous works of fiction came to be written.

They also tackle some of the criticisms that have been levelled against the books, such as sexism and racism, looking at the impact of these issues on today’s culture.

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Sep 27, 2021
#21 Alister McGrath CS Lewis Apologetics Q&A
21:26

Alister McGrath answers audience questions following his lecture on CS Lewis the Storyteller. For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com 

Sep 06, 2021
#20 Alister Mcgrath on CS Lewis the Storyteller
34:24

Part 1 of two bonus episodes featuing a talk by Alister McGrath from Unbelievable? the Conference 2013 on the way CS Lewis uses imagination and storytelling in his apologetics.

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Aug 30, 2021
#19 Mere Christianity on living in hope
24:04

In the eighth episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about the impact that our Christian hope should have on our own lives and the world around us by looking at Lewis’ thoughts on this topic. They also look back over some of the topics they have covered in this second series.

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Aug 23, 2021
#18 Mere Christianity on the Trinity
21:46

In the seventh episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ understanding of the nature of God and the Trinity, looking at why his thoughts are still relevant to our prayer life and Christian journey today.

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Aug 16, 2021
#17 Mere Christianity on Christian behaviour
22:08

In the sixth episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about how we can live as Christians today by unpacking Lewis’ thoughts around faith, reason and behaviour.

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Aug 09, 2021
#16 Mere Christianity on Christ
22:53

In the fifth episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ understanding of Jesus and how we can use Lewis’ arguments and principles to speak truth to a sceptical culture.

Aug 02, 2021
#15 Mere Christianity on the problem of evil
23:10

In the fourth episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about how Lewis viewed sin and the role Christians have in fixing the brokenness of today’s world.

Jul 26, 2021
#14 Mere Christianity on Christian belief
22:04
Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ understanding of fundamental Christian beliefs and how they continue to impact us today.  USA listeners - enter our C.S. Lewis giveaway: http://www.premierinsight.org/competition   Find out more about the podcast: http://www.cslewispodcast.com
Jul 19, 2021
#13 Mere Christianity on the law of human nature
22:42
Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ perception of the moral law and what that means for us. They also explore other important themes such as the limits of materialism and science in today’s sceptical society.  Find out more about the podcast: http://www.cslewispodcast.com
Jul 12, 2021
#12 An introduction to Mere Christianity
22:15
In the first episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about how Lewis’ seminal book, Mere Christianity, came to be written and what relevance it has in today’s culture.   USA listeners - enter our C.S. Lewis giveaway: http://www.premierinsight.org/competition    Find out more about the podcast: http://www.cslewispodcast.com
Jul 05, 2021
#11 Alister McGrath answers listener questions on C.S. Lewis
31:10
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.
Jun 14, 2021
#10 Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis’ faith journey
24:09

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.

Jun 08, 2021
#09 C.S. Lewis on the hope of heaven
24:35

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.

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May 31, 2021
#08 C.S. Lewis on the problem of pain
26:50

In the eighth episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ thoughts on suffering and pain.

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May 25, 2021
#07 C.S. Lewis on education
24:33

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.

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May 17, 2021
#06 C.S. Lewis on apologetics
26:32

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.

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May 10, 2021
#05 Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis, Christianity and atheism
24:18

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 watch the whole show click here

Find out more at cslewispodcast.com.

May 03, 2021
#04 C.S. Lewis on Aslan
23:38

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.

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Apr 26, 2021
#03 C.S. Lewis on stories
25:51
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.
Apr 19, 2021
#02 C.S. Lewis on friendship
25:20

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.

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Apr 12, 2021
#01 C.S. Lewis on the meaning of life
28:20

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.  

Mar 26, 2021
Official Trailer - The C.S. Lewis podcast with Professor Alister McGrath
02:53

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. 

Mar 24, 2021