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.
For several decades there has been a familiar voice in the public sphere regarding the separation of church and state. Reverend – yes, Reverend – Barry Lynn, the current executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and [...]
How should someone respond to social injustice? One woman walks. Living Fulfilled: The Infectious Joy of Serving Others is Eleze “Lisa” Thomas-McMillan’s memoir about what inspired her to serve others and how she took action. The book is broken into six [...]
Religion has always enjoyed a good reputation for encouraging good behavior by providing us with morality and, in the end, a place in heaven if we believe and follow the rules. However, there is a darker side: an expansionist and divisive in-group, [...]