Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

Tracking the Star of Bethlehem

Opinion by Jim Denney Last week, I wrote about J. R. R. Tolkien’s belief that the Birth of Christ is the great unexpected “plot twist” in human history, when our story turns from tragedy to triumph, from darkness to light. … Continue reading

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The Christmas Eucatastrophe

Opinion by Jim Denney J. R. R. Tolkien, the creator of The Lord of the Rings, once wrote that his goal as a writer of fantasy was to provide for his readers an experience he called “the Consolation of the … Continue reading

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Who Are Your Inklings?

“Is there any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?”  — C. S. Lewis The Inklings were C.S. Lewis’s closest friends and toughest critics. During the time of his greatest productivity as … Continue reading

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Banned Book Week: Have You Read These Challenged and/or Banned Classics? By Julie Arduini

This week is Banned Book Week. I thought I would share, courtesy of the American Library Association, the classic books that have most often been challenged for removal or outright banned. Have you read any of these? The Great Gatsby, … Continue reading

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