Part of a bigger story

For the Christian Ed hour this past Sunday, one of our college students led a discussion on the Harry Potter series. The idea was to discuss “Christian” themes present in the book. Regardless of whether not she intended any such “themes” or pictures (and I’m sure she didn’t), any piece of good literature will inevitably illustrate the main ‘themes’ of the Christian story: Creation, Fall, Redemption, Consummation. Whether we realize it or not, we are all somehow affected by the elements of this larger Christian story. And because of that, every good story will somehow display at least one or more of these themes. On the same note, not every book is the bible. To be specific, only one is. So it is profitable to critique a book such as Harry Potter as well, and consider some of the negatives. Then we won’t be oysters and suck in everything, or isolationists, and have NO impact on our neighbors (whom by the way we’re called to love). By the way, where was mine on Sunday, instead of at church? Reading the latest Harry Potter book.

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