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Discussing C.S. Lewis over a pint…
The Eagle and Child S1E40 – “Nice people or new men?”
Nov 13
Today we address a question which is often asked by skeptics: why are all Christians not obviously nicer than non-Christians? In response, Jack asks “Did Christ come to make nice people or new men?” Please send any objections, comments or questions,…
S1E39 – “Counting the cost”
Nov 6
In this episode we explore what Jesus meant when he said “Be ye perfect”… Please send any objections, comments or questions, either via email through my website or tweet us @pintswithjack or message us via Instagram! Episode 39: Counting the cost…
S1E38 – “Is Christianity hard or easy?”
Oct 30
In today’s episode, Lewis attempts to answer the question: “Is Christianity hard or easy?”. When discussing this question you may hear conflicting answers, since Scripture sometimes speaks as though it is former, and then at other times, the latter.…
S1E37 – “Aslan’s Country”
Oct 23
Today’s episode will be a little different from usual. This week, I tell Matt about my trip to The Kilns, the home of C.S. Lewis in Oxford. Afterwards, we finish up the episode by responding to some listener questions about God and gender. The audio…
On The Lamp-Post Listener
Oct 18
Hello everyone! We’ll have a fresh episode of The Eagle and Child for you next week, but in the meantime, here is this week’s episode of The Lamp-Post Listener. I was invited onto the show by Daniel and Phil to discuss Chapter 16 of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion,…
S1E36 – “Let’s Pretend”
Sep 25
Is pretending a good thing? In today’s chapter, Lewis explains why sometimes it’s a good thing to “fake it til you make it”. Please send any objections, comments or questions, either via email through my website or tweet us @pintswithjack or message us…
S1E35 – Two Notes
Sep 11
The chapter today is a short one. In it, Lewis adds two notes concerning things which were mentioned in the previous chapter. The first relates to the begetting of many sons and the second concerns his description of humanity as one great organism. Please…
S1E34 – “After Hours” with Justin Wiggins
Sep 4
Today will be an “After Hours” episode of The Eagle and Child, a new kind of format which we will occasionally intersperse among our regular programmes. In these episodes I will be talking to C.S. Lewis authors and enthusiasts. Today I will be…
S1E33 – “The Obstinate Toy Soldiers”
Aug 28
Today we encounter one of my favourite chapter titles in Mere Christianity: “The Obstinate Toy Soldiers”. Today we speak more about Christ’s Resurrection and what it achieved, and how we can benefit from it. This is our first remote episode. Matt moved to…
S1E32 – “Good Infection”
Aug 21
This week we continue to discuss the Trinity and the terms used to describe each its members. We ask what it means to say that “God is love”. Finally, we dig deeper into understanding what it means to participate in the life of God. Please send any…
S1E31 – “Time and Beyond Time”
Aug 14
Today we’re talking about time. This might seen like an abstract topic, but it helps us understand important questions, such as: 1. If God is all-knowing, how can we really have free will? 2. How can God keep creation going while He was a baby asleep in a…
S1E30 – “The Three-Personal God”
Aug 7
As we move into Chapter 2 of Book IV, we dive into the Trinity! What does it mean to say that God is a Trinity and how do we come to know this God better? How can we become one with God and yet not lose all individuality? All will be revealed in the…
S1E29 – “Making and begetting”
Jul 31
And now we begin Book IV! Together with Lewis, we take our first steps into the mystery of the Holy Trinity. In today’s episode we begin by looking at the point of theology and make distinctions between “making” and “begetting”… Please send any…
S1E28 – “Mailbag Episode (Part 2)”
Jul 24
This week Matt and I read some more mail from listeners. This week we get some constructive criticism! We’re going to be talking about charity and suffering… Please send any objections, comments or questions, either via email through my website or tweet…
S1E27 – “Mailbag Episode (Part 1)”
Jul 17
We’re back! After a bit of a hiatus (sorry about that!), Matt and I are now publishing podcasts again. We’ve got the next six already recorded, edited and ready to go. The next two episodes will be “mailbag episodes” where we will be reading some iTunes…
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,…
S1E8 – “The Rival Conceptions Of God”
Nov 12, 2017
With Book I of “Mere Christianity” complete, we now move on to Book II! Having concluded that the Moral Law points to God, C.S. Lewis now examines the “Rival Conceptions of God”. If you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe manually, or through a service…
S1E7 – “We Have Cause to Be Uneasy”
Nov 5, 2017
We finally come to the last chapter of Book I of “Mere Christianity”! The chapter bears the ominous title “We have cause to be uneasy”. Thus far, C.S. Lewis has demonstrated that there is a Moral Law which we did not create and that we violate this Law…
S1E6 – “What lies behind the Law”
Oct 29, 2017
Our penultimate chapter of Book I of “Mere Christianity” is Chapter 4 and is entitled “What lies behind the Law”. In this episode, Jack digs into the consequences of the Moral Law and, in particular, what we can know about the universe in which we live.…
S1E5 – “The reality of the Law”
Oct 22, 2017
Moving on to Chapter 3 of “Mere Christianity”, Jack speaks further to “The reality of the Law”. Do we imagine a Moral Law because it is convenient to us? Or does it arise due to its good for society? In today’s episode, together with some help from C.S.…
S1E4 – “Some Objections”
Oct 15, 2017
In today’s episode, we look at Chapter 2 of “Mere Christianity” which is entitled “Some Objections”. In this chapter, C.S. Lewis responds to some issues raised by listeners in response to his assertion that there is this Moral Law. If you enjoy this…
S1E3 – “The Law of Human Nature”
Oct 8, 2017
In today’s episode we begin Book I of “Mere Christianity”, which is entitled “Right and wrong as a clue to the meaning of the universe”. In this book, C.S. Lewis builds an argument for the existence of God based upon the idea that there is a Moral Law. If…
S1E2 – “Preface” (Part 2)
Oct 1, 2017
Rather than having to wait a week, we decided to release Episode 2 of “The Eagle and Child” podcast where we conclude our journey through the Preface of “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. I think Matt and I are starting to find our stride with this now 🙂…
S1E1 – “Preface” (Part 1)
Sep 30, 2017
In case you didn’t know, here in San Diego I’m part of a C.S. Lewis reading group called “The Eagle and Child”, named after the pub in which Lewis and “The Inklings” would regularly meet. Inspired through these group discussions, my friend Matt and I have…
Inaugural Episode
Sep 24, 2017
Today I’m very pleased to announce the launch of my latest podcast, “The Eagle and Child”. If you live in San Diego, California, you may know that I’m part of a C.S. Lewis reading group called “The Eagle and Child”, named after the pub in which Lewis and…