In an effort to remember Hobbit day – or the day in which both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins were born – I thought I’d post a short video worth your watch. It’s a dramatized conversation that was to have taken place between J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis about myths. It was supposedly very instrumental in the conversion of C.S. Lewis. Continue reading
Recently I shared that a book of mine, Change for the First Time, Again, would be released by Wipf and Stock Publishers. The plan is for it to hit shelves in the Spring of 2016. Continue reading
JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis went on a walk one September day in 1931. The conversation enacted below captures some of the issues that came up.
This is why I might argue that God is first and foremost a story-teller, rather than a theologian. Continue reading
I’ve made it known before how much I love stories. From The Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter to The Inheritance Cycle to Grisham Novels, I love stories. I especially love the genre known as fantasy fiction. For me, it’s the crème de la crème.
And I have become convinced that God is the greatest story-teller to ever live. By story-teller, I don’t mean that the Bible is a work of fiction (though, by no means is the Bible straightforward history at every turn of the page). But story speaks of drama, plot, setting, characters, point of climax, etc. It speaks of emotion, life, hurt, victory, disappointment, hero, etc. It grips you deep within!
And when you start in Genesis 1 and run right through to Revelation 22, you get a sense of an unfolding drama, a story that is.
I’ve always been deeply captivated by the Superman story. Something of it speaks deep to the heart, of both young boys and grown men.
And, thus, I am happy to catch a brief glimpse of the new movie that comes out next summer. Check out the trailer below. The story still calls to me…… Continue reading