Each of these little epiphanies in Middle-earth are like the star the magi saw arise in the sky, a light that reflects and points to Jesus who is the Light of the world.
Our God: the God of Failures
God is the God of failures, for He became one for you. There is no failure of ours that is bigger than Jesus’ cross, no sin of ours that can overshadow the cross.
The Tolkien Option, Part 3: Escape
Jesus is the great Houdini of the grave for us. And through His death, He gives us the Great Escape from death that leads to the great joy of the Resurrection.
Heidelberg and Hobbiton: Theology of the Cross in Middle-earth
As the story unfolds we see Luther’s Heidelberg theses on display, even before the Fellowship leaves Rivendell.
Does The Resurrection Even Make Sense?
In reality, Easter equals good news for you. And our world needs some good news. Maybe we’re not even sure what’s wrong, but we know this world is broken.
Legos and Apologetics: Imagination, Art, and Sub-Creation (Part 2)
It is Tolkien's adept ability at combining imagination with Sub-Creation to give his fictional world of Middle-Earth that ‘inner consistency of reality’ which points to the truth of the Gospel.
Baptism Is Your Damascus Road
Paul's conversion is a death and resurrection story. And in reality, so is every conversion, whether it was an awe-inspiring experience like Paul's or not. Dead to sin and alive in Christ.
Legos and Apologetics: Imagination, Art, and Sub-Creation - Part 1
Every child builds. Some build castles out of wooden blocks handed down from an older sibling. Some construct forts out of blankets, chairs, and miscellaneous living room artifacts.
Good Storytellers Make Good Apologists
God wired us to be storytellers. God made man in his own image and that image includes a rational mind that communicates in large part through stories.
Legos and Apologetics: Imagination, Art, and Sub-Creation (Part 4)
But there’s more to this movie than excellent Lego graphics and artistic; in other words, imaginative storytelling.