The Most Reluctant Convert & The Role of the Imagination in Evangelization

Cale is joined by Fr. Michael Ward, Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. They discuss Fr. Michael’s role in the recent film The Most Reluctant Convert which tells the story of C.S. Lewis. They also discuss Lewis’s relationship with J.R.R. Tolkien and the role of reason and imagination in evangelizing the culture today. Plus, Fr. Michael shares what he believes the true climax ofThe Lord of the Ringsis – the answer may surprise you! Cale also looks at documents from the Dead Sea Scrolls and consiers: why did John the Baptist doubt that Jesus was the Messiah?

Stream the movie here: CS Lewis Movie

Read Fr. Micheal’s article here: Peak Middle-earth: Why Mount Doom is not the Climax of The Lord of the Rings – An Unexpected Journal

Learn more about Fr. Michael and his work here:

Podcast: CS Lewis, Catholicism, and “After Humanity” – Relevant Radio

Cale Clarke is the host of both The Cale Clarke Show and The Faith Explained on Relevant Radio. On The Faith Explained, Cale dives deep into Scriptures, the Catechism and Sacred Tradition to bring an in-depth look at what the Catholic Church Believes. On the Cale Clarke Show, Cale unpacks how a Catholic perspective affects the nitty-gritty of everyday life. He also looks at what's happening in the culture through a Catholic Lens.