As an exercise in a Modern Lit class, I created a presentation on how I thought the Harry Potter saga would end. From reading Joseph Campbell’s Hero With a Thousand Faces, I got almost all of it correct. Not to brag, but I predicted everything except for Voldemort killing Snape — I figured Harry would have done it himself. Ok, maybe just a little bragging…
Jesus Potter Harry Christ is an ambitious and scholarly work that traces the philosophical underpinnings of Christian theology, and then explains it, using the the god-hero narrative structure. Harry Potter isn’t the focus of the book, merely a prop, a handy example of how the symbolism has been used over time. This is NOT a rehashing of Campbell’s work, but an attempt to delve deeper into the mysteries of Christian faith. It’s not for the faint of heart, but if you know the difference between the Arian Heresy, and Gnosticism, you will leave with a better understanding of what Christianity means.
Remember that show Fear Factor, where the host, Joe Rogan, would talk folks into facing their fears and doing unthinkable and scary things to win a bunch of money? The eventual winner would get to hear Rogan’s signature phrase of “Evidently, [...]
If you want to know what “heart Christianity” is or to understand what will without a doubt describe one as an Evangelical read The Evangelical Experience by Anthony Coleman. Written under a pen name, this book is an interesting mix of a [...]
Mike Folmer’s Devotional Series of the Gospels is a superb accompaniment to a reader’s daily Bible reading. It is one of the few devotionals to come along that deals simply with the Life of Jesus Chris, written in chronological order [...]