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the Christian Themes of CS Lewis’s Prince Caspian of the Chronicles of Narnia

I have been getting requests for this information as well as requests for a bulletin insert, which I am working on. I am also available to speak to churches, young and old, about the Chronicles of Narnia. Learn more. Click Here for my review of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe movie. Click here for information about a bulletin insert on Prince Caspian.


Philip Pullman (author of the Golden Compass) is on record expressing his distaste for the Chronicles of Narnia but I strongly suspect that he didn’t understand what CS Lewis was doing in his series.… continue reading...

Prince Caspian and the Chronicles of Narnia Presentations for Churches, Grown Ups, and Youth Groups

The Chronicles of Narnia for Grown Ups

A Presentation for Churches

View a sample of Anthony speaking- a graduation speech he delivered with Lewis and Tolkien themes.

Click Here for my review of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe movie. Prince Caspian is due out in mid-May, 2008. Here is one of my posts on the Christian themes in Prince Caspian. Click here for information about a bulletin insert on Prince Caspian.  This presentation is in line with my ministry that aims to apply the arts to the promotion of Christianity as described at my formal non-profit … continue reading...

The Case of Pullman and the Missing Incarnation

Everyone loves a good mystery. As I was reading Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass for my review I kept waiting to hear some dramatic attack on the person of Christ and the doctrine of the incarnation. In fact, the series rarely mentions Jesus at all, and certainly never substantively. Several hypotheses occur to me: Perhaps Jesus is in Pullman’s mind the ‘good teacher’ that CS Lewis so forcefully objected to in his Trilemma. Perhaps the failure to incorporate the incarnation in his re-mything has to do with his failure to grasp the basic claims that Christians make about God and … continue reading...

Some Christian Responses to Pullman’s His Dark Materials

Apart from my own, which is located here, here are some others of interest that I’ve found. It should be noted that my posting of them does not mean that I necessarily endorse them. I am trying to give people the ability to educate themselves.

Pluggedinonline – Christian Movie Review site- Pretty good job.

http://www.christiananswers.net – Extensive overview.

InsightScoop – a very nice article responding to Pullman’s ‘atheism.’

wardrobedoor.blogspot.com – Most of the points in here I agree with.

http://www.margheim.net – This has a good collection of material.

http://www.churchinhistory.org – A response to what was thought to be a … 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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A Jesus for the Atheists: A Panzy?

One of the things that really irks me is when a person can’t be pleased no matter what you give them.  I am reminded of the scene in Monty Python’s movie “The Life of Bryan” where a leper is healed and complains about it because it took away his livelihood of begging.  Bryan replies “There’s just no pleasing some people!” and the Leper says, “That’s just what Jesus said!”

If you can’t please someone no matter what you give them, for my own part I tend to stop trying to please them at all.  At the very least, when confronted … continue reading...

The Christian and Harry Potter and Dumbledore: A Christian changes his mind?

Not too long ago I posted an article talking about Rowling’s outing of Dumbledore as a gay man.  In it, I expressed disappointment and wondered what the point and purpose of this unnecessary revelation was.  The battle still rages and I have got to say that many Christians are just being absurd.  Not only with this, but also with the upcoming release of Pullman’s book in movie form, “The Golden Compass.”  No one should misunderstand me.  I definitely take issue with Pullman’s ideas.  A fuller review is forthcoming on his books.

The problem is this:  we do not win the … continue reading...