Tag Lord of the Rings

The Necessity of Mixed-Sex Friendships for Christian Faith

Two weeks ago I wrote a post exploring the implied conflict between friendship and marriage in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings. I argued that towards the...

Tolkien: Friendship Versus Marriage

Years ago my wife and I caught the end of Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings. As the stirring scenes full of teary-eyed farewells played out, my wife turned...

The Futility of Fighting Sin with Sin

I think I may have started to find narrative more persuasive and more compelling than propositions (that's quite a step for me). Again I have been thinking about Tolkien's Lord...

A Light that Shines in the Darkness

I've been reading Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and have loved his narrative. One of the remarkable capacities of story is its emotive power and I've been thinking about how...