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Discussing C.S. Lewis over a pint…
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 🙂…