Earl Palmer on Power That Harms/Power That Heals!

That Hideous Strength (subtitled A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grown-Ups) is a 1945 novel by C. S. Lewis, the final book in Lewis's theological science fiction Space Trilogy. It is a dire examination of what happens when power is misused and the head is disconnected from the heart of matters. In contrast, Lewis' book Miracles is […]

Earl Palmer on The Great Divorce An Imaginary Story by C.S. Lewis

Join Earl Palmer and Dick Staub as they discuss C.S. Lewis' look at choices after death portrayed through his book "The Great Divorce". The original story was presented as a series in The Guardian during World War II. Recorded live at the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall on the University of Washington Campus. Podcast: Play […]

C. S. Lewis: Letters to Malcolm Chiefly On Prayer Podcast: Live At Earl Palmer Ministries

Host Dick Staub with Reverend Earl Palmer in a lively discussion about the last published work of C.S. Lewis. This show originates from the Burke Museum Cafe on the campus of the University of Washington. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (60.6MB)

What Might C.S. Lewis Say Makes Up The Good Life? – Jerry Root Live from KindlingsFest 2013

Each morning of KindlingsFest began with a devotional led by Dr. Jerry Root – who earned his Ph.D. at British Open University. Thesis: C. S. Lewis and the Problem of Evil: A Pervasive Theme. He is co-editor of the classic: The Quotable Lewis. In this second of three talks, Jerry Root shares his experience with Lewis' works and words and what […]

Defining Joy – The Humor of Jesus by Earl Palmer & The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Have you considered the humor and the laughter of God? G.K. Chesterton suspected that Jesus' greatest subtlety was the quite joy that he carried throughout his life. Earl Palmer looks at the humor of Jesus and attempts the difficult task of defining Joy, through his own book – The Humor of Jesus: Sources of Laughter in the Bible –  and C.S. Lewis' The […]

C.S. Lewis on "Unfrantic Spirituality." Live At C.S. Lewis Centre Part 2 of 3

Welcome to "The Kindlings Muse @ The CS Lewis Centre." In this segment we discuss Lewis' unfrantic spirituality with Kim Gilnett of Seattle Pacific University (SPU) and a leading light in the C.S. Lewis world. Kim led the restoration project at The Kilns, C.S. Lewis home in Oxford. Here's the quote voiced by British actor Anton Rodgers: "The English style of spirituality […]

KindlingsFest 2012 – Dr. Jerry Root – Living in Community Among Generations

Kindlings Fest is a celebration of art and ideas and where they intersect with the spiritual.  This years Kindlings Fest on Orcas Island asked, "Can Crabbed age and youth live together?" Through film, talks, panel discussions, art, music and casual conversations we explored what it is that keeps generations apart and what can bring them together.   Each morning at […]

God is Easy to Please: George MacDonald, the Storyteller…

Once a month, Earl Palmer digs through books that every thinking Christian needs to read. On this particular evening we will looked at George Macdonald as Earl talks us through Macdonald's Phantastes. We will also examine how Macdonald influenced C.S.Lewis as we look at Lewis' George MacDonald: An Anthology. Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()

KindlingsFest 2012 – Dr. Jerry Root – Keeping the Child-like into Adulthood

Kindlings Fest is a celebration of art and ideas and where they intersect with the spiritual.  This years Kindlings Fest on Orcas Island asked, "Can Crabbed age and youth live together?" Through film, talks, panel discussions, art, music and casual conversations we explored what it is that keeps generations apart and what can bring them together.   Each morning at […]

Douglas Gresham talks C.S. Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia & More with Dick Staub.

In August 2007 Dick Staub interviewed C.S. Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham aboard Sea Cloud II as it sailed on the Irish Sea. This First Century Voyages trip also included presentations from Lewis' Scholar Dr. Jerry Root from Wheaton College. Listen as Dick and Mr. Gresham discuss growing up  with "Jack" Lewis as a step-father – […]