Apologetics and the Christian Imagination (Dr. Holly Ordway)

New for 2017 is a book by Dr. Holly Ordway entitled Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith. This podcast interview gives an overview of Holly’s belief that both reason and imagination should be used for the most effective defense of the Christian faith. She has previously been on All About Jack for a couple of “Essay Chat” podcasts and co-hosted a series dealing with The Narnia Code, and talking about her spiritual autobiography Not God’s Type.


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Not God’s Type 2014 (Dr. Holly Ordway)

Not Gods Type2In late 2011 I spoke with Dr. Holly Ordway about Not God’s Type (which first came out in 2010). A new edition was just release (2014) that elaborates further on her conversion from atheism and further developments since becoming a Christian. Hers is a fascinating story that will be interesting to all. Learn how the writings of C.S. Lewis prepared her in many ways to come to faith and then grow as a believer. 

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EC04r – “Is Theology Poetry?” with Dr. Holly Ordway (Essay Chat)

Is Theology PoetryThe following is a repeat of the fourth “essay chat” program. For those not familiar with it, the purpose of this show is to focus on a single essay (or similar shorter work) by C.S. Lewis and discuss it with another Lewis expert or enthusiast. The essay discusses is “Is Theology Poetry?” and my guest is Dr. Holly Ordway.


2017 Podcast Review

In 2017 I introduced several new series – one short-term, another that is occasional and the final one that was actually a mini-series of short podcasts. Overall, I posted over thirty shows that has not been shared where I have my audio files hosted. Below you’ll find a list of the programs that were presented in 2017. When you listen to this podcast you will hear a small sample of them. So, in a better late than never category, here’s my look back at 2017!


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CSL Daily 11/18/17


“Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said” was first published on Nov. 18, 1956 in The New York Times Book Review.

HEAR A PODCAST ABOUT THIS ESSAY – All About Jack episode – Essay Chat with Dr. Holly Ordway

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“A book worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then.”

Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said
(First published in The New York Times Book Review on 11/18/1956)