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#73 Dr Michael Ward Q&A with young people Pt 2

The C.S. Lewis podcast

In this second part of a live kids Q&A on Narnia, recorded at Oxford University, Dr Michael Ward continues to answer questions such as 'Where did the wood between the worlds come from?', 'Can people from Narnia enter our world?' and 'Is Narnia something CS Lewis experienced as a child?' For books by Michael Ward: https://michaelward.net + Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 + For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website + For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events + Support the podcast from the USA + Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

24mins

3 Oct 2022

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#72 Kids ask their Narnia questions of Dr Michael Ward Pt. 1

The C.S. Lewis podcast

Recorded live at Oxford University, Narnia expert Dr Michael Ward engages with a panel of young people with a variety of questions about Narnia and CS Lewis. How old is Narnia? How many ways are there into Narnia? Were the Pevensie children destined to go through the wardrobe?... and many more. For books by Michael Ward: https://michaelward.net/ + Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 + For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website + For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events + Support the podcast from the USA + Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

23mins

26 Sep 2022

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#71 CS Lewis and the Queen - an interview with Dr Michael Ward

The C.S. Lewis podcast

On Thursday September 8th Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died aged 96. In this special one-off episode about the Queen and CS Lewis, Ruth Jackson speaks to CS Lewis scholar Dr Michael Ward. They discuss Lewis’ thoughts on monarchy, the Queen’s coronation and the kings and queens of Narnia. Watch out for a brutally honest potted history of some of the British monarchs!    +Hear more from Michael Ward on an earlier episode of the CS Lewis podcast: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/the-cs-lewis-podcast/the-cs-lewis-podcast-30-michael-ward-on-the-abolition-of-man/12313.article + Subscribe to The CS Lewis podcast: https://pod.link/1560959545 + For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website + For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events + Support the podcast from the USA + Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

40mins

19 Sep 2022

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Michael Ward - CEO of the Sixth Sola Method

I Am Refocused Radio

Michael Ward is the Founder and CEO of the Sixth Sola Method, a platform of books, courses and coaching that helps Christians increase their confidence in their position and a relationship with God that emphasizes daily growth through a “Workout” schedule, reading one Chapter a day from the books of the New Testament, in the order that they were written. The result is to confidently experience transformation, personally and in relationships, finding and fulfilling our calling in the service through a mindset of Spiritu Ambulatio, Walking in the Spirit.http://6thsola.com/

33mins

23 Jul 2022

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Ep. 41: A Guide to C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man with Father Michael Ward

The Moral Imagination

In this episode, I speak with Michael Ward about his book, After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis The Abolition of Man.  I think The Abolition of Man is of the most important books in the twentieth century. It addresses important issues that are relevant today — from what it means to be human, reason, passion, and the emotions, to how to think about technology, power, and beauty. It’s a short book but can be a bit difficult to understand at times, and Michael Ward does a great service by going through the book line by line and explaining and providing context to make the book easier to follow.  We discuss key themes of The Abolition of Man:  whether beauty and morality are objective or purely subjective education power and authority honor nobility sacrifice for others,  dystopian fiction technology and technocracy  contraception and how man’s power over nature ends up being man’s power over other men  We also discuss the relationship between the Abolition of Man, Eustace Scrubb, and Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia and the space trilogy, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength.   Word on Fire Special Offer: After Humanity + Abolition of Man Biography  Michael Ward is an English literary critic and theologian. He works at the University of Oxford where he is a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion. He is the author of the award-winning Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press). Though based at Oxford in his native England, Dr Ward is also employed as Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, Texas, teaching one course per semester as part of the online MA program in Christian Apologetics. On the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s death (22 November 2013), Professor Ward unveiled a permanent national memorial to him in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey.  He is the co-editor of a volume of commemorative essays marking the anniversary, entitled C.S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner. Michael Ward presented the BBC television documentary, The Narnia Code, directed and produced by BAFTA-winning filmmaker, Norman Stone.  He authored an accompanying book entitled The Narnia Code: C.S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens. Michael was resident Warden of The Kilns, Lewis’s Oxford home, from 1996 to 1999.  He studied English at Oxford, Theology at Cambridge, and has a Ph.D. in Divinity from St Andrews.  He was Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford (2012-2021).  He has been awarded honorary doctorates in Humane Letters (Hillsdale College, Michigan, 2015) and Sacred Theology (Thorneloe University, Ontario, 2021). Visit https://www.themoralimagination.com/episodes/ward for show notes and resources.

1hr 9mins

7 Jun 2022

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S2 E15 Michael Ward "The 6th Sola"

Spirit Cafe Podcast

Tamara and John have a lovely conversation with Michael Ward the author of "the sixth sola"Find out more about Michael at www.6thsola.comSpirit Cafe Podcast with John & Tamara:https://www.youtube.com/c/SpiritCafePodcastFor Tamara Zoner: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TamaraZoner Website: http://www.TamaraZoner.com For John Davis: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/JohnofNewWebsite: http://www.JohnofNew.com Spirit Cafe Podcast can be found on all the popular podcast platforms on Facebook At: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritCafePodcastViews and opinions of Spirit Cafe guests do not represent the beliefs of Tamara Zoner or John Davis

35mins

23 May 2022

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The Universal Truths of C.S. Lewis, with Michael Ward

Risking Enchantment

“The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of imagining a new primary colour, or, indeed, of creating a new sun and a new sky for it to move in.” C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man In this episode we are joined by Michael Ward, author of the award-winning and best-selling Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis and After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man. We discuss Michael’s theory, laid out in Planet Narnia, that Lewis wrote the series to have each book centred around the influence of each of the seven heavenly bodies of medieval cosmology. We also discuss Lewis’ work the need for objective truth, especially in education, in The Abolition of Man, how he represented these ideas through fiction in his Space Trilogy, in particular the last book of the series That Hideous Strength. Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Michael Ward Follow Rachel on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more at www.rachelsherlock.com Find out more about Michael at: https://michaelward.net/ Sign up for our email list at www.rachelsherlock.com/podcast Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Works Mentioned Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis by Michael Ward The Narnia Code: C. S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens by Michael Ward After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man by Michael Ward The Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Manalive! By G.K Chesterton Sherlock (TV Series) What We’re Enjoying at the Moment Michael: A Man for all Seasons (1966)   Any Human Heart by William Boyd Rachel: Sabrina (1964)

1hr

21 May 2022

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77 - Read the Bible with Michael Ward

Catholic Life Coach For Men

We all know the joke - Protestants know the Bible better than Catholics. Sadly, to some extent, it's true. Reading the Bible is actually pretty hard; especially if you start from page 1 and try to go straight through. But it doesn't have to be. What if that isn't the best way? I am joined in this episode by Mr. Michael Ward, a protestant who has put together a different way to read the Bible. He challenges us to get to know the scripture better - and through it, to get to know Our Lord and the Spirit better too! You can find out more about Michael Ward at his website: http://6thsola.com/ Note: As a Catholic, of course I do not agree with Martin Luther's "Sola's" but I love how Michael Ward approaches reading the Bible!

47mins

18 Apr 2022

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Michael Ward makes an inspiring comeback after multiple sexual abuse experiences

The Authentic Gay Man Podcast

If you have experienced rape or sexual assault, this is your episode.  My guest, Michael Ward, was raped and later sexually assaulted by the same perpetrator.  A few years later, he endured sexual assault again, this time from a man he was in relationship with.  With no real support from family of other gay friends, these experiences caused Michael to take a long hard look at his life and the choices he was making.  At one point, he considered taking his own life.  Instead, he got creative in ways to feed his spirit in a manner that would ultimately lead him to seek professional help with a trauma counselor.  Today, Michael has made great progress on his journey of healing and is following his passion of empowering marginalized communities.Michael's ProfileBe a GuestFollow Us on FacebookPower Moments With MaddoxAll Maddox's Links

52mins

29 Mar 2022

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Lewis and Tolkien: Imagination and Sexuality w/ Michael Ward and Holly Ordway

The Naked Gospel

Support this show by leaving us a rating and review! C. S. Lewis scholar Michael Ward and J. R. R. Tolkien scholar Holly Ordway join us today to discuss the place of fantasy and imagination in the Christian life. Is fantasy always a bad thing?  What is imagination? Can reason and imagination have a healthy relationship? What does imagination even have to do with sex? Join us as we discuss these questions and several more! Support this show for $5 dollars here! Check out Dr. Ward's latest book, After Humanity. And check out Dr. Ordway's latest book, Tolkien's Modern Reading.MICHAEL WARD, a Catholic priest, is Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. He is the author of the best-selling and award-winning Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis, and presenter of the BBC television documentary The Narnia Code. On the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s death, Michael Ward unveiled a permanent national memorial to him in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey, London.Click here to view Dr. Ward's website and resources!Holly Ordway is Fellow of Faith and Culture at the Word on Fire Institute. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith (Emmaus Road, 2017), and Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms (Ignatius, 2014). She is also a Subject Editor for the Journal of Inklings Studies, Visiting Professor at Houston Baptist University, and a published poet. Her academic work focuses on imaginative apologetics, and on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Her forthcoming book is Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages (Word on Fire Academic, 2021). Her website is

1hr 14mins

2 Mar 2022

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