10 episodes

Two brothers journey through C.S. Lewis’ life and works, one book and one episode at a time.

Mere C.S. Lewis Thornton

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Two brothers journey through C.S. Lewis’ life and works, one book and one episode at a time.

    Surprised by Joy

    Surprised by Joy

    Andrew and Thornton journey through Lewis's memoir. Lewis explains his emotional and spiritual journey from atheism to Christianity.

    Episode Outline:


    Banter
    Background and Context 
    Overview of the Book
    Criticisms of the Book
    Mentions and References in Popular Culture
    Thornton and Andrew's Testimonies 
    Game: CS Lewis Mad Lib

    References in Episode:


    Wordsworth's Surprised by Joy poem
    The Most Reluctant Convert Website
    Wallpaper Revival's Surprised by Joy album

    Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis.

    • 56 min
    The Weight of Glory - Essay

    The Weight of Glory - Essay

    Andrew and Thornton discuss another C.S. Lewis essay set during the beginning years of WWII. Lewis gives a biblical explanation of glory and what it means for the daily Christian walk. Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis.

    • 32 min
    Miracles

    Miracles

    Andrew and Thornton journey through Lewis's last formal apologetic work. Lewis's argument helps the brothers see the World and their Faith in a new light. 

    Episode Outline:


    Banter

    Background and Context (Broadcasts took place in WWII)

    Overview of the Book

    Criticisms of the Book

    Mentions and References in Popular Culture

    Thoughts, Analysis, and Favorite Quotes

    Game: Where did the Miracle occur?


    References in Episode:


    Declaration AD


    Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis.

    • 42 min
    Why I’m Not a Pacifist

    Why I’m Not a Pacifist

    Andrew and Thornton discuss another C.S. Lewis essay set during the beginning years of WWII. Lewis gives an overview of reasoning and the different forms of conscience to explain why he is not a pacifist. Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis.

    • 38 min
    Learning in War-Time

    Learning in War-Time

    Thornton and a new guest discuss a sermon Lewis preached at the start of WWII. If you've ever wondered how someone could justify learning and pursuing culture in the midst of chaos, Lewis provides a few answers and things to think about.

    Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis  

    • 34 min
    Mere Christianity

    Mere Christianity

    Taylor and Thornton journey through one of Lewis's best-known works. It's the source of many people's conversion or the rejuvenation of their faith, as Thornton and Taylor can attest. 

    Episode Outline: 


    Banter  
    Background and Context (Broadcasts took place in WWII) 
    Overview of the Book  
    Criticisms of the Book  
    Mentions and References in Popular Culture  
    Thoughts, Analysis, and Favorite Quotes 
    Game: Christian Denomination or Not? 

    References in Episode: 


    Sixpence None the Richer Name 
     Nietzsche's Superman 
    Christian Book March Madness 
    PBS' Freud and Lewis Lewis in His Own Words 
    Narnia Statues in Yorkshire 

    Connect with us on Twitter at @MereCSLewis  Special thanks to Jeff Summerville for the intro and outro music

    Also, if you want a deeper dive into Mere Christianity then check out the Pints with Jack podcast which goes chapter by chapter. 

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

DaRyder ,

Great Podcast

I just discovered this podcast and downloaded all the episodes after the introduction. The hosts are good friends and offer genuinely great reflection on C.S. Lewis. Thank you so much guys!

Lucille1960 ,

Love learning about Lewis

I stumbled on this podcast and glad I did. It’s been great learning about Lewis and love the games at the end of the episodes.

T.ray90 ,

Love the podcast

I’m enjoying the project and approach of taking one book of C.S. Lewis’ at a time. It helps me digest them and makes me excited to read or revisit them myself. I hope the guys can keep it up and produce the episodes on a regular basis.

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