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#73 Dr Michael Ward Q&A with young people Pt 2

#73 Dr Michael Ward Q&A with young people Pt 2

October 3, 2022

In this second part of a live kids Q&A on Narnia, recorded at Oxford University, Dr Michael Ward continues to answer questions such as 'Where did the wood between the worlds come from?', 'Can people from Narnia enter our world?' and 'Is Narnia something CS Lewis experienced as a child?'

 

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#72 Kids ask their Narnia questions of Dr Michael Ward Pt. 1

#72 Kids ask their Narnia questions of Dr Michael Ward Pt. 1

September 26, 2022

Recorded live at Oxford University, Narnia expert Dr Michael Ward engages with a panel of young people with a variety of questions about Narnia and CS Lewis. How old is Narnia? How many ways are there into Narnia? Were the Pevensie children destined to go through the wardrobe?... and many more.

 

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

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

September 19, 2022

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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#70 Miracles in Narnia and Taiwan - David Marshall

#70 Miracles in Narnia and Taiwan - David Marshall

September 5, 2022

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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#69 We need to talk about Susan: David Marshall defends CS Lewis against Pullman and JK Rowling

#69 We need to talk about Susan: David Marshall defends CS Lewis against Pullman and JK Rowling

August 29, 2022

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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#68 The Case For Aslan: David Marshall on ’Puddleglum’s Wager’

#68 The Case For Aslan: David Marshall on ’Puddleglum’s Wager’

August 22, 2022

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

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

August 15, 2022

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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#66 Speaking the authentic voice of Jesus in arts, science and global culture

#66 Speaking the authentic voice of Jesus in arts, science and global culture

August 8, 2022

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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#65 Alister McGrath: How to transform our culture and not be consumed by it

#65 Alister McGrath: How to transform our culture and not be consumed by it

August 1, 2022

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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#64 On Living In An Atomic Age - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

#64 On Living In An Atomic Age - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

July 25, 2022

'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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