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Look at #HarryPotter, (with help from Diana Butler Bass) and Christ & Culture

I have an ongoing theory about where religion is going…. It happily matches Diana Butler Bass’s, though is from a differing perspective In undergrad I got a BA in Hist and Engl and (almost) a minor in Philosophy…but really, I was studying fairy tales & fantasy. I did my thesis on that. Then in seminary, … Continue reading

Why #Steampunk? Why Now? #analysis of #fantasy #narrative…

If you have been long time follower of my blog, you might be aware that I have a theory that with the advent of recent Speculative Fiction including (but not limited to) Harry Potter and Urban Fantasy the old idea that technology will ultimately wipe out all magic (as proposed by such classics as The … Continue reading

Light in the Darkness #prayforSPUC

Prayers for Seattle and Canada– Remember, Jesus is the light that shines in the deepest darkness Response to Violence Expecto Patronum to protect all those in danger today we pray

The process of growing up is to be valued for what we gain, not for what we lose. — #CSLewis

The process of growing up is to be valued for what we gain, not for what we lose. — #CSLewis YES!

The last enemy …

The last enemy to be destroyed is death Harry Potter p. 328 1 Cor 15:26 Hallows, not Horcruxes…….   “It doesn’t mean defeating death in the way the Death Eaters mean it, Harry,” said Hermione, her voice gentle. “It means… you know… living beyond death. Living after death.”

Millennials, Fantasy & Faith (and why does Katy keep putting them together)

Here is an article about our continued consideration of the “God is dead” question… “Was Nietzsche right in thinking that God is dead? Is it truly the case that—as the German sociologist Max Weber, who was strongly influenced by Nietzsche, believed—the modern world has lost the capacity for myth and mystery as a result of … Continue reading

The Hermione Method

  “Harry — I think I’ve just understood something! I’ve got to go to the library!” And she sprinted away, up the stairs.“What does she understand?” said Harry distractedly, still looking around, trying to tell where the voice had come from.“Loads more than I do,” said Ron, shaking his head.“But why’s she got to go to … Continue reading

To me Church is…

  To me Church is like a Wedding, a Memorial and a Grand Opening, it’s like a party, like a neighbor welcoming you in for cookies (fresh baked) and like a playground for children. It should feel like a space that can be sacred and quiet and joyful noise-y. Church should feel like there is … Continue reading

Harry Potter: J…

Harry Potter: Just so you know, one thing that is not highly publicized but is totally true fact (for me) is that shortly after the final battle Percy takes over helping George with the joke shop, quitting the silliness of the ministry for the serious work of laughter!!! Harry Potter and how I feel theologically … Continue reading

Baptismal advice for parents

Baptismal advice for parents Baptismal advice Lastly, and possibly most importantly, read to your children and provide them with quality children’s literature.  There is no substitute for stories and the life of the imagination for a child’s developing mind.  Children need to be able to encounter on their own terms (not in a preprogrammed “entertainment” … Continue reading

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