Great Stories with Charles Morris
#3: Thanksgiving with Phil Vischer and Sally-Lloyd Jones

#3: Thanksgiving with Phil Vischer and Sally-Lloyd Jones

November 25, 2020

As we prepare for a very unique 2020 Thanksgiving in the US, Charles Morris is returning to two conversations he had with two special people who have done tremendous work in helping children learn about Jesus: Sally Lloyd-Jones, bestselling author of the Jesus Storybook Bible, and Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales, the What’s in the Bible? DVD series, and the new Laugh and Grow Study Bible

In this episode, Sally and Phil talk about the history of Thanksgiving and what it means to them. Rather than celebrating the gift of food and excess, they challenge us to draw our attention to something greater … the gift of knowing Jesus. 

Though these interviews were recorded well before entering a pandemic, the message of giving thanks to the Lord in good times and bad is especially poignant as travel and safety restrictions hinder the opportunity for families to get together this year.

#2: Dr. Alister McGrath On C.S. Lewis’ Life and Transition From Atheism to Christianity

#2: Dr. Alister McGrath On C.S. Lewis’ Life and Transition From Atheism to Christianity

November 18, 2020

Originally recorded in 2013, 50 years after the death of C.S. Lewis, Charles Morris had a conversation with Dr. Alister McGrath to shed new light on the most famous atheist-turned-Christian of the 20th century. 

Dr. McGrath has written one of the most comprehensive biographies on the life of C.S. Lewis. After reading everything Lewis had ever written—including recently published correspondence—Dr. McGrath challenges some of the previously held beliefs about the timing of the beloved author's shift from atheism to theism and then to Christianity. But he also paints a definitive portrait of Lewis' life as an eccentric thinker who became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times.

In addition to his work at Oxford, Dr. Alister McGrath is Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and serves as associate priest in a group of Church of England village parishes in the Cotswolds.

#1: Barry Black (U.S. Senate Chaplain): A Beacon of Light on Capitol Hill

#1: Barry Black (U.S. Senate Chaplain): A Beacon of Light on Capitol Hill

November 11, 2020

U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black holds a Bible study with senators and their staff every week, always pointing to Jesus and never taking a side politically. As the United States remains divided after a heated presidential election, Barry Black’s conversation serves as a reminder for American Christians to pray for their nation and neighbors—no matter what side of the aisle they’re on.

Barry Black has been serving the US Senate as chaplain since July, 2003. Before this, he served as a United States Navy Chaplain. Rising to Rear Admiral, Black ended his career as the Navy’s Chief of Chaplains. More recently, Black wrote the forward for the One Year Pray for America Bible that includes non-partisan prayer prompts and inspirational prayers. 

To hear more from Barry Black, watch his powerful 2017 National Prayer Breakfast speech that sparked cheers and brought thousands of attendees to their feet.

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