Alister McGrath – The C.S. Lewis Podcast – Podcasts & Sermons

A weekly podcast with Professor Alister McGrath exploring C.S. Lewis’ thought, theology and teaching.


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#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 years at Oxford and explore the nature of his complicated romantic relationship with Mrs Moore. Plus, don’t forget to register to win a …

#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 First World War and the significant relationships he formed during this time, such as with the Moore family. We also delve into Lew…

#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 found school so thoroughly unpleasant and how it helped to cement his growing atheism. Plus, we launch a competition to win a copy of McGrath’s…

#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 childhood in County Down, their family life and the death of his mother.
 

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#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. Professor Alister McGrath shares why and how we can engage with Lewis and his writings as we introduce a new series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lew…

#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 of England have used Lewis’ classic children’s tale to put on a special event, inviting local families to engage with the Christmas …

#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? Professor Alister McGrath shares his insights into CS Lewis’ depiction of the incarnation and Christmas.
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#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 played an instrumental role in initiating her journey back to the faith of her childhood.

 

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#82 Ross Wilson: How an artist immortalised CS Lewis

Northern Irish artist Ross Wilson MBE talks about his remarkable sculpture The Searcher, which is based on the character of Digory Kirke who, in ‘The Magician’s Nephew,’ creates a wardrobe made from a magical apple tree. Modelled on CS Lewis as he …