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the ChristianPost runs my column in defense of CS Lewis against the charge of Paganism

I was delighted to learn today that the ChristianPost.com ran a column I wrote defending CS Lewis against the charge of Paganism. I mentioned this column a week or so ago, as my friends at LaiglesForum.com also ran it. You may not know that Lewis has been charged with such things, but even a half hearted google search will show you what I mean.  Below I have also linked to my other entries on my blog where I have opined on the Narnia series.

Without further ado, here is a snippet of the article, which you can read in its … continue reading...

Article on Lewis and Paganism Published

My friend Don Hank at Laigles Forum has published my article defending Lewis from the charge of paganism.  Some of you might not even know the charge has been levied.  Honestly, I don’t want to link to them, so you’ll have to Goodsearch your way to them.

Below I have the first couple paragraphs and then from there you’ll need to click through to read the rest of it, at least for now.

When they appeared in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, it was easy to look the other way in the face of the undeniable Christian … continue reading...

Is Paganism or Atheism More Dangerous to Christianity?

Not long after I emerged from my own period of intense doubt, the Harry Potter series came onto the scene.  I was aware of the Christian criticisms of the series, ie, that it was witchcraft and promoted paganism, etc.  I didn’t think much about those arguments then and don’t today, either, for reasons discussed elsewhere on this blog and for later conversation.  Suffice it to say, in my encounters with ‘paganism’ it was always the case that nature worship or something along that lines was more in play than desires to be ‘witches’ or play with ‘magic.’
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Christian Response and Reaction to Pullman and His Dark Materials: the Golden Compass, the Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass

DownloadfileiconThe full response is pasted below, but you may want to download and print it off, or attach it in an email. If so, here it is for download:

If you would like to discuss this issue, please use my discussion forum, where this thread has been set up for that purpose.

Since this has been made available, my response has been featured on the ChristianPost.com.

Some people prefer a shorter treatment. I have produced a one page “parent’s guide”/bulletin insert. Donate ButtonMore information is available here and you can just download it, too, here:

If you appreciate the amount … continue reading...

Christian Response to the Golden Compass and NBC Heroes Continued

I am currently working on a much lengthier reaction to Pullman’s His Dark Materials Series but I thought I would take a break and comment on this article that passed across my desk today from worldnetdaily.com categorizing the Pullman series as paganism. For example, this quote:

“Pullman has been quoted in interviews as saying he is an atheist, but that label is highly misleading. There is spirituality here, and it’s as blatantly occult as it gets. Pullman’s tales combine clever plots grounded in dark nihilism with a default pagan cosmology. Everyone believes in something, and Pullman does, too, whether he

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Apologetics Bulletin Inserts for Churches Concept

 Sample of Week 1

The idea to produce bulletin inserts with apologetic content goes back several years with me.  I had to set the idea aside because of pressing financial concerns.   My beloved wife has always insisted that it is one of my better ideas, so she prompted me to re-consider.  Some friends ratified her view.  Also, increasing the awareness within the Christian church of the facts beneath the faith has become an important part of my vision of late.  The more I interact with atheists and seekers and Christians on the ropes, the more I realize that most objections could have … continue reading...

An Open Letter to Christian Muggles…

As an author that is a Christian, I have followed the discussion about Harry Potter’s relationship to Christianity with interest but have generally stayed out of it. I have long believed that there were Christian themes percolating in the books, a belief that led me to accurately predict the fates of Snape and Malfoy (apparently unredeemable characters in the books). How intentional and deliberate Rowling was when exploring these themes I won’t speculate upon because that is something that she herself is in the best position to answer. However, her explicit inclusion of two Scriptures “Where your treasure is, there … continue reading...