My fairy-tale obsession started with Disney, but it didn’t end there. When I “outgrew” princesses, I found myself immersed in fantasy worlds, including those of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. I made a full circle in high school when I read original fairy tales such as “Through the Looking Glass” and Grimm’s Fairy Tales. In… Continue reading In Defense of Fairy Tales
In high school, I asked my youth group leader a question that has plagued humanity for centuries: “Who gets to go to Heaven?” He pointed me to John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”… Continue reading Who Goes Home?
Our story starts with Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning, God created everything, and He saw that it was good.” The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis explores the relationships between demons, God, and humans. On the other hand, “The Triumph of Easter” from Letters to a Diminished Church by Dorothy Sayers accounts for the sacrifice and… Continue reading Screwtape Defeated
The legendary friendship of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien revolved around two lifelong passions they shared: religion and literature. Without these key factors of their relationship, the worlds of Narnia and Middle Earth would not be the classic works available to readers today. While Tolkien played a pivotal role in Lewis’s conversion to Christianity, they… Continue reading Tolkien and Lewis in the Hallway of Christianity
In his essay “Charity,” (chapter 9, book 3 of Mere Christianity) C.S. Lewis describes the act of charity as Christian love in action. He depicts this virtue in The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe through the characters of Mr. Tumnus, Lucy, and Aslan. Mr. Tumnus is the first to demonstrate this kind of love… Continue reading Charity in Narnia