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Mere C.S. Lewis

33 episodes - English - Latest episode: 2 months ago -

Two brothers journey through C.S. Lewis’ life and works, one book and one episode at a time.

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Surprised by Oxford Review

December 13, 2023 19:45 - 13 minutes - 12.6 MB

Thornton reviews the movie Surprised by Oxford which is inspired by Lewis' memoir Surprised by Joy. Stay tuned until the end of the episode for an exciting announcement. You can check out the movie here. You can buy the book here. Connect with us on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠@merecslewis⁠⁠⁠⁠, 'X' aka Twitter at ⁠⁠⁠⁠@MereCSLewis⁠⁠⁠⁠ or email us at [email protected].

CSL Reading Day 2023

November 29, 2023 05:13 - 59 minutes - 54.8 MB

Andrew and Thornton celebrate #CSLewisReadingDay with discussing their favorite passages of his works (Thornton discusses Chapter 3 and 4 of The Pilgrim's Regress and Andrew shares a part of the essay The Weight of Glory). Plus, they reflect on the first leg of their journey reading all his spiritual works. They give a peak into what's ahead for them and the podcast as well. You can check out the FB Live event here and view it at 7-8pm EST and 7-8pm PST on 29 November 2023. Connect with us...

Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer

November 21, 2023 04:32 - 48 minutes - 45.3 MB

Andrew and Thornton discuss Lewis' last published book. The conversation covers favorite quotes and their own experiences with prayer. Episode Outline:  Banter   Background and Context Overview of the Book   Criticisms of the Book   Thoughts, Analysis, and Favorite Quotes  References in Episode: ⁠C.S. Lewis Reading Day⁠ C.S. Lewis was Wrong about Psalm 23 Surprised by Oxford Connect with us on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠@merecslewis⁠⁠⁠, 'X' aka Twitter at ⁠⁠⁠@MereCSLewis⁠⁠⁠ or email us at mere...

Footnote to All Prayers

November 17, 2023 02:39 - 2 minutes - 2.62 MB

In preparation for #CSLewisReadingDay on 29 November, we will read some of our favorite C.S. Lewis poems. You can find out more about the Reading Day here.

Prayer

November 05, 2023 01:20 - 1 minute - 1.59 MB

In preparation for #CSLewisReadingDay on 29 November, we will read some of our favorite C.S. Lewis poems. You can find out more about the Reading Day here.

The Future of Forestry

October 15, 2023 17:00 - 2 minutes - 2.09 MB

In preparation for #CSLewisReadingDay on 29 November, we will read some of our favorite C.S. Lewis poems. You can find out more about the Reading Day here.

Narnian Suite

October 06, 2023 18:18 - 3 minutes - 2.89 MB

In preparation for #CSLewisReadingDay on 29 November, we will read some of our favorite C.S. Lewis poems. You can find out more about the Reading Day here. If you want to learn more about the Narnian Suite poem then click here.

A Grief Observed

September 29, 2023 03:20 - 46 minutes - 43 MB

Andrew and Thornton discuss Lewis' most emotional work where he processes the loss of his wife, Joy. The conversation covers famous quotes from the text, if Lewis went through the five stages of grief, and how this prepares us for our own grief. Episode Outline:  Banter   Background and Context Overview of the Book   Criticisms of the Book   Mentions and References in Popular Culture   Thoughts, Analysis, and Favorite Quotes  References in Episode: C.S. Lewis Reading Day Music A ...

LKL-The Language of Religion (Part 2)

September 29, 2023 01:13 - 37 minutes - 34.4 MB

Andrew and Thornton serve as guests on the Lesser-Known Lewis podcast to talk about Lewis' essay "The Language of Religion". This is part 2 of 2. ⁠Check out Lesser-Known Lewis at their website⁠. Connect with us on Instagram ⁠⁠@merecslewis⁠⁠, 'X' aka Twitter at ⁠⁠@MereCSLewis⁠⁠ or email us at [email protected].

LKL-The Language of Religion (Part 1)

September 01, 2023 03:15 - 40 minutes - 36.7 MB

Andrew and Thornton serve as guests on the Lesser-Known Lewis podcast to talk about Lewis' essay "The Language of Religion". This is part 1 of 2. Check out Lesser-Known Lewis at their website. Connect with us on Instagram ⁠@merecslewis⁠, 'X' aka Twitter at ⁠@MereCSLewis⁠ or email us at [email protected].

Cartas de Narnia

August 11, 2023 15:29 - 23 minutes - 22 MB

Thornton interviews Lucas from Cartas de Narnia. They discuss the affect of Lewis on their lives, his influence on Brazil, and Lucas' favorite Lewis works i.e. The Discarded Image and Till We Have Faces. Stay tuned for more information on C.S. Lewis Reading day on 29 November 2023. You can connect with Lucas on Instagram at Cartas de Narnia or on 'X' aka Twitter at Cartas de Narnia. Connect with us on Instagram @merecslewis, 'X' aka Twitter at @MereCSLewis or email us at merecslewis@gmail...

Transposition

July 14, 2023 00:40 - 42 minutes - 39.4 MB

Andrew and Thornton journey through Lewis's theory of "transposition". Like an orchestral score being transposed for a piano, so are higher i.e. spiritual experiences transposed into natural expressions.   Episode Outline: Banter Background and Context Overview of the essay Thoughts and Analysis Close out Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis and [email protected].

Kings and Queens of Narnia and Archenland

May 26, 2023 02:49 - 36 minutes - 33.3 MB

To purchase tickets for The Horse and His Boy at the Museum of the Bible from 23 June - 06 August 2023 please ⁠click on this link⁠. Use the code OPENING to get 15% off any show of opening weekend (June 23-25) PLUS a FREE backstage pass and FREE ticket to BEYOND THE WARDROBE, the interactive Narnia experience with each ticket purchase! To purchase tickets for THAHB in Branson, MO on 07 December 2023 please ⁠click on this link⁠. Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis and merecslewis@gmai...

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May 01, 2023 17:06 - 22 minutes - 20.4 MB

To purchase tickets for The Horse and His Boy at the Museum of the Bible from 23 June - 06 August 2023 please click on this link. Use the code OPENING to get 15% off any show of opening weekend (June 23-25) PLUS a FREE backstage pass and FREE ticket to BEYOND THE WARDROBE, the interactive Narnia experience with each ticket purchase! To purchase tickets for THAHB in Branson, MO on 07 December 2023 please click on this link. Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis and [email protected]...

The Four Loves

March 19, 2023 01:14 - 47 minutes - 43.8 MB

Andrew and Thornton journey through Lewis's thoughts on love. Lewis discusses the categories of love, love for humans and non-humans, and the four types of loves. Episode Outline: Banter Background and Context Book’s reception Overview of the Book Thoughts and Analysis Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis and [email protected].

The Horse and His Boy Stage Review

January 23, 2023 00:41 - 30 minutes - 28.4 MB

Thornton and Andrew give a fan’s review The Horse and His Boy stage production. They discuss the adaptation, the acting, and the visual/special effects. In the second half of the episode they do a light analysis of the story itself. The production is playing from 20January-04March 2023. Use special offer code SHASHTA for 25% off play tickets and NARNIA25 for 25% Museum of the Bible tickets. https://www.museumofthebible.org/horse-and-his-boy-live-onstage

On Forgiveness

January 15, 2023 15:05 - 40 minutes - 37.6 MB

Andrew and Thornton journey through Lewis's thoughts on forgiveness. Lewis discusses the difference between excusing and forgiveness and what the Lord requires of us concerning forgiveness.  Episode Outline: Banter/The Horse and His Boy ticket discounts Background and Context Overview of the Book Thoughts and Analysis Andrew and Thornton's stories of forgiveness Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis and [email protected]. You can read the essay here: https://www.maitlandpres....

The Horse and His Boy Stage Preview

December 16, 2022 14:25 - 51 minutes - 47.7 MB

Thornton and Andrew have a lovely talk with Nicole Stratton and Justin Swain about their stage adaptation of The Horse and His Boy. The discussion covers all things Narnia (including some breaking news), the creative process, and their philosophy of stage ministry. They will perform their play at the Museum of the Bible from 20 January 2023 to 04 March 2023. Click on the links below to purchase tickets and find out more. The Horse and His Boy tickets The Academy of Arts The Logos Theater ...

The Necessity of Chivalry

November 23, 2022 15:07 - 50 minutes - 46.4 MB

Andrew and Thornton journey through Lewis's thoughts on chivalry. Lewis discusses the major themes of the poems and how they have nourished his walk. Episode Outline: Banter Background and Context Overview of the Book Thoughts and Analysis Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis and [email protected].

Reflection on the Psalms

September 30, 2022 19:35 - 1 hour - 60.2 MB

Andrew and Thornton journey through Lewis's thoughts and meditations on the Bible's book of poetry. Lewis discusses the major themes of the poems and how they have nourished his walk.  Episode Outline: Banter Background and Context Overview of the Book/Thoughts and Analysis Criticisms of the Book Game: Psalms trivia References in Episode: More C.S. Lewis biography films The Horse and His Boy play at the Museum of the Bible Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis.

The Efficacy of Prayer

June 03, 2022 02:47 - 50 minutes - 46.5 MB

Andrew and Thornton discuss another C.S. Lewis essay written at the end of Lewis' life. He talks about how we can know if prayer is effective and how Christians should view prayer.  We had some audio and technical issues so please forgive the low quality. Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis.

The Most Reluctant Convert

May 06, 2022 03:04 - 28 minutes - 26.1 MB

Andrew and Thornton give their review of the recent C.S. Lewis movie "The Most Reluctant Convert". You can purchase the movie here: https://cslewismovie.com/  Also, here is the Tolkien movie they reference: Tolkien  Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis.

Surprised by Joy

December 20, 2021 17:01 - 56 minutes - 52.5 MB

Andrew and Thornton journey through Lewis's memoir. Lewis explains his emotional and spiritual journey from atheism to Christianity. Episode Outline: Banter Background and Context  Overview of the Book Criticisms of the Book Mentions and References in Popular Culture Thornton and Andrew's Testimonies  Game: CS Lewis Mad Lib References in Episode: Wordsworth's Surprised by Joy poem The Most Reluctant Convert Website Wallpaper Revival's Surprised by Joy album Connect with us on Tw...

The Weight of Glory - Essay

November 02, 2021 17:03 - 32 minutes - 30.1 MB

Andrew and Thornton discuss another C.S. Lewis essay set during the beginning years of WWII. Lewis gives a biblical explanation of glory and what it means for the daily Christian walk. Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis.

Miracles

August 03, 2021 01:21 - 42 minutes - 39.4 MB

Andrew and Thornton journey through Lewis's last formal apologetic work. Lewis's argument helps the brothers see the World and their Faith in a new light.  Episode Outline: Banter Background and Context (Broadcasts took place in WWII) Overview of the Book Criticisms of the Book Mentions and References in Popular Culture Thoughts, Analysis, and Favorite Quotes Game: Where did the Miracle occur? References in Episode: Declaration AD Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis.

Why I’m Not a Pacifist

March 17, 2021 17:30 - 38 minutes - 36 MB

Andrew and Thornton discuss another C.S. Lewis essay set during the beginning years of WWII. Lewis gives an overview of reasoning and the different forms of conscience to explain why he is not a pacifist. Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis.

Learning in War-Time

February 03, 2021 23:47 - 34 minutes - 32.3 MB

Thornton and a new guest discuss a sermon Lewis preached at the start of WWII. If you've ever wondered how someone could justify learning and pursuing culture in the midst of chaos, Lewis provides a few answers and things to think about. Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis  

Mere Christianity

November 24, 2020 01:24 - 55 minutes - 51.6 MB

Taylor and Thornton journey through one of Lewis's best-known works. It's the source of many people's conversion or the rejuvenation of their faith, as Thornton and Taylor can attest.  Episode Outline:  Banter   Background and Context (Broadcasts took place in WWII)  Overview of the Book   Criticisms of the Book   Mentions and References in Popular Culture   Thoughts, Analysis, and Favorite Quotes  Game: Christian Denomination or Not?  References in Episode:  Sixpence None the Rich...

The Problem of Pain

October 29, 2020 18:53 - 1 hour - 74.5 MB

Taylor and Thornton journey through Lewis's first pure apologetic work. Episode Outline: Banter Background and Context Overview of the Novel Criticisms of the Novel  Mentions and References in Popular Culture Thoughts, Analysis, and Favorite Quotes No game this episode for the sake of time. Trust us, we spared you from the super cheesy one we recorded. References in Episode: Wikipedia - The Problem of Pain Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis  Special thanks to Jeff Summerv...

The Pilgrim’s Regress

September 28, 2020 22:05 - 41 minutes - 38.1 MB

Taylor and Thornton journey through Lewis's first novel after becoming a Christian: The Pilgrim's Regress.  Episode Outline: Background and Context Themes Overview of the Novel Thoughts, Analysis, and Favorite Quotes Criticisms of the Novel Mentions and References in Popular Culture Game References in Episode: Discussion about the Female Personifications - Crystal Hurd Blog Notes and Translations for The Pilgrim's Regress Wikipedia - The Pilgrim's Regress Connect with us on Twit...

C.S. Lewis: A Life

August 23, 2020 20:45 - 40 minutes - 37.4 MB

The biography of our favorite Jack with notes on criticisms of his works, references to him today, and a C.S. Lewis game.

Introduction

July 24, 2020 00:46 - 8 minutes - 8.03 MB

A Primer for our Journey Ahead

Mere Lewis: The Primer

April 30, 2020 00:26 - 8 minutes - 7.76 MB

Listen to an overview of our project and our first experiences with Lewis.

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