C.S. Lewis

The City Podcast: No Mere Christians

by Timothy Motte on March 23, 2015

How are Christians from different denominations supposed to relate to one another? How can we recognize other Christians when we disagree on doctrines? Which beliefs are important enough to divide us? Listen today as we discuss these questions.

Featuring: Dr. Holly OrdwayCate MacDonaldDr. Michael Ward

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

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The City Podcast: On CGI

by Timothy Motte on February 3, 2014

The City, a podcast of Houston Baptist University: Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Featuring: Dr. Holly Ordway, Cate MacDonald, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

Will we ever be able to be in a movie the way we can be in a story when we read a book?

We love movies. And we love stories. So here we are, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of CGI versus models versus imagination.

Spoiler: Imagination wins.

Recommended in this podcast: On Fairy Stories by J.R.R. Tolkien

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The City Podcast: That Hideous Strength

by Timothy Motte on October 18, 2013

The City, a podcast of Houston Baptist University: Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Featuring: Cate MacDonald, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

C.S. Lewis’ great novel, That Hideous Strength, has had a most profound shaping effect on the life and work of Provost Dr. John Mark Reynolds. Here he and Cate MacDonald discuss some of the insights found in this beloved work, especially the great value placed on living a normal life. Our contemporary culture needs to hear the message that you don’t necessarily need to accomplish anything in your life other than living well and loving well.

We hope this conversation edifies you. You don’t need to have read the book, but after this you might end up making it a priority.

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The City Podcast: Imaginative Apologetics

by Timothy Motte on September 9, 2013

The City, a podcast of Houston Baptist University: Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Featuring: Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

This is the third part of a three part conversation with Dr. Michael Ward, C.S. Lewis scholar and author of Planet Narnia and The Narnia Code.

Dr. Ward has been hired to work full-time for HBU at the C.S. Lewis Centre in Oxford, as well as teaching both online and on campus classes. What will his work be on?

Imaginative Apologetics.

In this conversation Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Ordway talk about what Imaginative (or Cultural) Apologetics is and how it will serve the kingdom of God.

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If you are interested in attending the unveiling of the C.S. Lewis memorial in Westminster Abbey this November, visit www.lewisinpoetscorner.com.

 

The City Podcast: C.S. Lewis in Poets’ Corner

by Timothy Motte on September 2, 2013

The City, a podcast of Houston Baptist University: Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Featuring: Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

This is the second part of a three part conversation with, Dr. Michael Ward, author of Planet Narnia and head of HBU’s C.S. Lewis Centre in Oxford. Listen to part 1 here.

Here the conversation turns from Narnia in particular to Lewis broadly. Along the way, Dr. Reynolds, Dr. Ordway, and Dr. Ward discuss tensions in higher education in both America and England.

Dr. Ward has led the project to memorialize C.S. Lewis in Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey. The memorial will be unveiled during a two day conference in November of this year. For more information, go to www.lewisinpoetscorner.com

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The City Podcast: Planet Narnia

by Timothy Motte on August 26, 2013

The City, a podcast of Houston Baptist University: Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Featuring: Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

This is the first part of a three part conversation with prominent C.S. Lewis scholar, Dr. Michael Ward. Listen to part 2 here.

Dr. Ward is the author of Planet Narnia, a book that shook Lewis fans and scholars alike by propounding the theory that the Chronicles of Narnia were thematically built upon Medieval cosmology.

HBU recently hired Dr. Ward to run the C.S. Lewis Centre in Oxford, as well as teach courses both online and in Houston. Suffice it to say that Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Ordway jumped at the opportunity to talk with their new colleague about one of their favorite authors.

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