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#60 Is Theism Important? - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

#60 Is Theism Important? - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

June 27, 2022

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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#59 The Grand Miracle - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

#59 The Grand Miracle - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

June 20, 2022

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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#58 Myth Became Fact - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

#58 Myth Became Fact - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

June 13, 2022

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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#57 Dogma and the Universe - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

#57 Dogma and the Universe - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

June 6, 2022

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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#56 Meditation in a Toolshed - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

#56 Meditation in a Toolshed - CS Lewis’ essays and short writings

May 30, 2022

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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#55 Ask Alister McGrath Anything Part 2

#55 Ask Alister McGrath Anything Part 2

May 23, 2022

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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#54 Alister McGrath journeys through science, faith and doubt

#54 Alister McGrath journeys through science, faith and doubt

May 16, 2022

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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#53 The Four Loves

#53 The Four Loves

May 9, 2022

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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#52 Reflections on the Psalms

#52 Reflections on the Psalms

May 2, 2022

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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#51 Surprised by Joy

#51 Surprised by Joy

April 25, 2022

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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