Join two Narnia Novices as they read The Chronicles of Narnia one chapter at a time. Each episode features analysis of the story, world, and themes found throughout Narnia. Phil and Daniel will return with "The Horse and His Boy" this summer.
Dan Kent (@thatdankent) goes through C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters" and unpacks the rich insight found in those pages.
Ten Minutes of truth from God's Word, every day. Join us as we read and discuss one chapter of the Bible a day, along with life application for 2021, wisdom from spiritual giants, explanation of difficult passages, answers to tough questions, and a little bit of humor as well. Everybody's got ten minutes a day for some encouraging truth, right? Your host is Chase A. Thompson, a Baptist pastor and writer who has been podcasting since 2005 and is known worldwide for his love of cereal.
A weekly podcast from Premier 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 ...
Join New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan for a seven-part original podcast that explores in-depth the improbable and beautiful love story between C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. While writing her bestselling novel, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, Patti Callahan was inspired by numerous experts from both personal, scholarly, and literary backgrounds. Join her as she talks with these influencers, who include: • Joy Davidman’s son and C.S. Lewis’s step-son, Douglas Gresham • Drs. David and Cryst ...
All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast has interviews and information about C.S. Lewis ("Jack" to his friends).
Zechariah the prophet has an amazing vision: Joshua, the high priest is standing before God on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, holiest day of the year for the Jewish people, and yet Joshua is covered in poop and filthy clothes! How could this be, and how does God clean Joshua, AND US?By Chase A. Thompson
Today we discuss how churches have misused a chapter in the Old Testament to justify the building of expensive church buildings so that God has a good home to dwell in. Also: The blessings of obedience,and how God withholds His blessings to lead us to Himself.By Chase A. Thompson
How should Christians react to critics, false teachers, enemies and those who can't drive well? It turns out that the Bible identifies the kind of responses, reactions, attitudes and behaviors that Christians are to have in ALL situations - and what we are called to is quite challenging!By Chase A. Thompson
Following rules is good, right? It can be, but when we rely on following rules to make us more spiritual, we find ourselves in the trap of legalism. When we consider ourselves better than others because we follow the rules better than they do, we find ourselves in the trap of judgmentalism. Why are legalism and judgmentalism so dangerous and impote…
The Bible characterizes people who are sinners as enemies of God, which is quite surprising. How is it possible to move from enemies to become friends with God? (Hint: It's nothing that WE can do!)By Chase A. Thompson
Today we will learn from Paul how to avoid being over-worried and over-thoughtful about the circumstances that we are facing in life, and how to walk in God's supernatural peace in all circumstances.By Chase A. Thompson
I know, I know - that's a pretty weird title, and almost offensive, right? Would you believe it is almost a word for word quote of what the apostle Paul says in Philippians 3? What could such a sentence mean?!By Chase A. Thompson
One of the great truths of the Bible is found in one of its most obscure books, Habakkuk. God tells Habakkuk in this book that "The just shall live by his faith." What does this wonderful truth, repeated in the New Testament, mean?
William O'Flaherty returns to the show to discuss the BBC's adaptation of The Silver Chair (1990). Your Lamp-post Links: Scale in The Lord of the Rings The Art of Making Sound Sound Effects in The Lord of the Rings Blasters from Star Wars You can find more of William O'Flaherty's work at the following links below. Essential CS Lewis All About Jack …
Today's passage in Micah depicts God coming down to visit Israel, and we will see God in all of His terror and splendor, as the mountains melt like wax at His approach.By Chase A. Thompson
In today's chapter, Philippians 2, we find a glorious and ancient hymn to Jesus that focuses us in on His wonderful attitude, and calls us to the same humble and servant-hearted attitude that Jesus had.By Chase A. Thompson
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 …
Paul the apostle writes the letter to the Philippians from jail, where he has been unjustly imprisoned. In that letter, he discusses how his imprisonment has not limited the good news of Jesus, but caused it to expand by raising up other messengers. Bad things that happen to us can have wonderful long term results!…
Is the armor of God something we put on in our imagination so that we might be protected from invisible attacks that we would never notice? Actually not - the Armor of God is a Bible metaphor for a series of practices and habits that we develop around God's Word to protect us from very real spiritual attacks.…
A most controversial passage today - in Ephesians 5:22, Paul calls wives to submit to husbands. Is Paul being sexist? As it turns out, Paul also calls husbands to sacrifice for their wives - both partners in marriage are given difficult commands to obey in Ephesians 5. How do we live this out?By Chase A. Thompson
We tend to think little of anger, especially if we control our anger pretty well and don't release it in shouting, or swearing, or violence. The Bible has a different view on anger, seeing it as dangerous and completely ineffective. What can the Bible teach us about the danger of anger?By Chase A. Thompson
Today we see Jonah the prophet angry because God is filled with mercy and compassion. What Jonah doesn't notice, and we do is that Jonah himself is spared multiple times by the same patience and mercy of God that he is so angry about. #ironyBy Chase A. Thompson
In the belly of a great fish - on the verge of blacking out, and maybe dying - Jonah cries out to God in deep distress, and God answers and rescues him. What can we learn from Jonah's prayer about praying when we are in trouble?By Chase A. Thompson
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 an…
I love a good mystery, don't you? Today we learn about the ultimate mystery from Ephesians 3: The mystery of Christ - what could the mystery of Christ possibly be?By Chase A. Thompson
Today we rejoice in one of the great truths of the Reformation - that salvation is NOT earned by epic deeds or works of righteousness, but is a gracious GIFT from God that we partake of through faith.By Chase A. Thompson
Today we look at several prayers in the Bible - some apostolic prayers and a prayer that Jesus prayed - and learn how to pray more faithfully and fruitfully.By Chase A. Thompson
Does Paul in Romans 16 say that Phoebe was a deacon? Should Women serve as deacons/deaconesses in a church? The biblical evidence seems to suggest that they should, according to John Piper, Thomas Schreiner and David Platt.By chase a. thompson
Many who have been raised up in church have been taught NOT to be people-pleasers, but Romans 15 contains a command to do just that - to please people. Is this a contradiction? Are Christians indeed called to be people pleasers?By Chase A. Thompson
Why would God call His prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute? Today we seek to answer this question, and find in the book of Hosea a call to return to God for all who are now distant from Him.By Chase A. Thompson
Daniel was cast into the lion's den by jealous government officials who expected him to be quickly devoured. Amazingly, Daniel was spared and at peace, while the king couldn't sleep a wink that night, even though the king was safe in his palace. How could Daniel have so much peace when faced with scary lions?…
Jesus prayed for Christians to be in absolute unity, and yet there are thousands of denominations and even more horror stories about church fights. Why do Christians fight so much, and what does the Bible call us to instead?By Chase A. Thompson
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. Find out more at cslewispodcast.comBy Premier
Paul commands Christians to put on Christ so that we don't gratify our sinful nature. How does one follow such a command - how can we "put on" Jesus. John Piper gives us some wisdom today to understand what Paul meant.By Chase A. Thompson
The Bible calls us away from conforming to the ways of the world, and into the transformed life - where our thoughts, actions, habits and words are different than what we see around us. How can a Christian live the transformed life?By Chase A. Thompson
In Romans 11, Paul encourages us to consider and think about God's kindness AND His severity. How can a person be both kind and severe?By Chase A. Thompson
Jesus says that faith is powerful - it can even move mountains! How can faith grow - how can we increase our faith - is there a way that the Bible teaches us that we can grow in faith? As it turns out...there is!By Chase A. Thompson
Great topic today, and one of the top mysteries of the Bible: WHO was the fourth man that was seen in the fiery furnace with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? Was it Jesus or an angel, or somebody else?By Chase A. Thompson
Daniel and his friends refused the finest food of the king of Babylon. Why did they do this, and what can we learn from them about how to live in a society that might be hostile to Christianity?By Chase A. Thompson
In the eighth episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ thoughts on suffering and pain. Find out more at cslewispodcast.comBy Premier
Today we pose a controversial and important question: Must Christians always support the nation of Israel? What sort of attitude should Christians have about Israel and conflicts involving Israel? The Bible's answer might surprise you!By Chase A. Thompson
Romans 8 contains so many wonderful promises and hope-filled passages of Scripture, that it might be the single most hopeful chapter in the entire Bible. Today we look at some of the most wondrous truths in the Bible and revel in the hope of this majestic chapter!By Chase A. Thompson
Paul opens up in Romans 7, and gives us a brutally honest assessment of his struggle against sin, concluding that he (and we!) are slaves to sin, even though we delight in God's law and want to do God. How can we escape this slavery - who can rescue us? John "Amazing Grace" Newton chimes in to point us to our source of rescue.…
Today we discuss the centuries long disagreement over the mode of baptism - sprinkling or dunking. How clear is the Bible on that question? We also discuss death...but not in a dark way. Romans 6 shows us that our being baptized into the death of Christ is the Jesus way that leads to abundant life and eternal life.…
Romans 5 is a wonderful source of verses that condense the gospel into beautiful chunks of goodness, but it also has a mysterious and difficult to follow truth - that Christians should rejoice in suffering. How could such a thing be possible - how (and why!) should we rejoice in difficult times?By Chase A. Thompson
Strange and fascinating topic today: Why did Satan rebel, and what was his role before he turned against God? What made him fall and be expelled from God's Heaven? Does Ezekiel 28 gives us the deepest clues in the Bible about the origin and motivations of the Devil, the enemy of God?By Chase A. Thompson
What are cherubim - are they angels? Do they have four wings or six wings? four faces or one face? We discuss the fascinating heavenly beings called cherubim today, and trace them from Genesis through Revelation.By Chase A. Thompson
Abraham was born over 4000 years ago in modern Iraq. He was a man of faith, but he frequently messed up, passing off his wife as his sister twice, and seeing her marry (or almost marry) other men. Why is Abraham important to Christians who are not native born Israelis? How was Abraham counted by God as righteous considering his multiple mess-ups?…
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. Find out more at cslewispodcast.comBy Premier
Today we discuss the 'Roman Road to Salvation,' which is a way of presenting the good news with only six verses, and find an even more compressed way to share the gospel in Romans 3 that only has 3.5 verses. We also discuss how Jesus is the mercy seat or propitiation for our sins.By Chase A. Thompson
Today we discuss God's promise of a new heart and how the spiritual circumcision of the heart leads to a new creation and a new person.By Chase A. Thompson
Today we discuss sainthood. The Roman Catholic church requires the title 'saint' to only be given to those who have been dead 5 years, have lived a life of heroic virtue, and have somehow managed to have 2 miracles happen after they have died. This differs quite radically from what the Bible teaches in multiple ways.…
Today we address claims from Oneness Pentecostals that you must speak in tongues and be baptized ONLY in the name of Jesus to be saved. Do such teachings line up with Scripture? Should people be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, or ONLY in the name of Jesus?By Chase A. Thompson
Jeremiah is known as the "Weeping Prophet" because his life was so difficult and almost nobody listened to his prophecies, or turned to the Lord under his teaching. He seemed to have fought depression, and at least one time wished he had never been born. He did, however, look forward into the future prophetically and saw great hope coming in the fo…