The Eagle and Child

The Eagle and Child

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Discussing C.S. Lewis over a pint…
S1E26 – “The Grand Reveal”
May 8
Today’s episode is a little different. Matt and I have an announcement. Last weekend we spent a day with New Eve Media… If you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe manually, or any place where good podcasts can be found (iTunes, Google Play, Podbean,…
S1E25 – “Faith” (Part 2)
May 1
And so we come to the final chapter of Book III. Continuing on from last chapter, we continue to examine “faith”. This chapter focuses on faith in terms of salvation. If you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe manually, or any place where good podcasts…
S1E24 – “Faith” (Part 1)
Apr 24
For the last two chapters of Book III we will be looking at the final theological virtue of “faith”. This chapter focuses on faith in terms of holding onto rational truths despite raging emotions. If you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe manually, or…
S1E23 – “Hope”
Apr 17
Last week we looked at “charity”, and today we look at another of the theological virtues, hope. Out of this entire book, this is probably my favourite chapter… If you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe manually, or any place where good podcasts can be…
S1E22 – “Charity”
Apr 10
We will spend the remaining episodes of Book III, we will be looking at the theological virtues. Today we begin with Christian love, also known as “charity”… If you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe manually, or any place where good podcasts can be…
S1E21 – “The Great Sin”
Apr 3
Today we come to the deadliest of the Seven Deadly Sins, pride, as well as its counterpart, my favourite virtue, humility. If you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe manually, or any place where good podcasts can be found (iTunes, Google Play, Podbean,…
S1E20 – “Forgiveness”
Mar 11
Lewis had previously said that he thought chastity was the most unpopular thing in Christianity. In today’s episode, he changes his mind, suggesting that it is, in fact, forgiveness. If you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe manually, or any place…
S1E19 – “Christian Marriage” (Part 2)
Feb 4
This week Matt and I conclude the chapter in “Mere Christianity” on the subject of Christian marriage. If you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe manually, or any place where good podcasts can be found (iTunes, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, TuneIn,…
S1E18 – “Christian Marriage” (Part 1)
Jan 28
Following on from last week’s episode on the virtue of chastity, today we look at the Christian teaching on marriage with C.S. Lewis. Matt and I got rather carried away on this chapter, recording far more material than normal, so this chapter will be…
S1E17 – “Sexual Morality”
Jan 21
What is the virtue of chastity? Is it unhealthy, impossible or repressive? In today’s episode, Matt and I look at what C.S. Lewis had to say about this, the most unpopular of the virtues… Are you following us on Instagram yet? You should! Also, if you…
S1E16.5 – “Mea Culpa”
Jan 14
Sorry guys! I don’t think I’m going to be able to get out an episode of the Eagle and Child this week! We’ll be back next week. To make sure you don’t miss any episode, be sure to subscribe to our podcast stream, either manually, or through iTunes, Google…
S1E16 – “Morality and Psychoanalysis”
Jan 7
Is Psychoanalysis in competition with Christianity? Or are they, in fact, complementary? In today’s episode Matt and I will be unpacking what C.S. Lewis has to say about where psychoanalysis fits in with Christian morality and along the way we’ll learn…
S1E15 – “Social Morality”
Dec 31, 2017
In today’s episode, Jack asks what a truly Christian society would look like. He’s going to say some things to upset people on the Right and people on the Left… If you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe manually, or any place where good podcasts can be…
S1E14.5 – “Merry Christmas!”
Dec 29, 2017
Rather than going through a chapter of “Mere Christianity” in this episode, today Matt and I are just going to be chatting about Christmas. You’ll get to hear about our favourite songs, the best presents we’ve received and our treasured Christmas…
S1E14 – “The Cardinal Virtues”
Dec 24, 2017
In today’s episode, we revisit some of the material covered in the previous chapter. In this episode, C.S. Lewis re-examines the question of morality through the classical lens of the four Cardinal Virtues: Prudence, Temperance, Justice, and Fortitude. If…
S1E13 – “The Three Parts of Morality”
Dec 17, 2017
Today in Mere Christianity, we begin Book III! This new book is entitled “Christian Behaviour”. In this chapter, in addition to learning about the qualities of my ideal woman(!), we discover what C.S. Lewis regarded as “the three parts of morality”. To…
S1E12 – “The Practical Conclusion”
Dec 10, 2017
We now come to the final chapter of Book II! In this chapter, C.S. Lewis draws to a conclusion “What Christians believe”. In previous chapters, Jack has explained that we receive New Life from Christ. In this final chapter he looks at how it is…
S1E11 – “The Perfect Penitent”
Dec 3, 2017
Welcome to the penultimate chapter in Book II! In this episode we look at Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. How did it save us? How have different Christians tried to explain it? Do we need to understand the mechanics of how it works in order to be saved?…
S1E10 – “The Shocking Alternative”
Nov 26, 2017
Does the presence of evil in the world mean that God wills it? This and several other very important questions will be tackled by C.S. Lewis in today’s episode. Jack looks at humanity’s attempt to be happy with “something other than God”, as well as God’s…
S1E9 – “The Invasion”
Nov 19, 2017
In today’s episode, we continue working our way through Book II of “Mere Christianity”. In the previous chapter, C.S. Lewis had examined “Rival Conceptions of God”, especially pantheism. In today’s episode he looks at another possible contender, dualism,…