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Lewis and Tolkien on Myths and Lies

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Lewis and Tolkien Debate Myths and Lies

J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes

13 J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes that are Absolutely Wonderful
He was a wise man.

1. “Human stories are practically always about one thing, aren’t they? Death. The inevitability of death.” – 1968 BBC documentary

2. “Well, the first War of the Machines seems to be drawing to its final inconclusive chapter — leaving, alas, everyone the poorer, many bereaved or maimed and millions dead, and only one thing triumphant: the Machines.”  – letter to son Michael in 1945 (published 1981) Read more of this post

The C. S. Lewis Story

I can’t expose the Lord of the Rings and Tolkien, as I did in 2013, without
looks at the life and works of C. S. Lewis. Why? Because J. R. R.
Tolkien had such an influence on Lewis. These short videos portray
the story of the transition that Lewis made and much with input
from Tolkien and other spiritual friends.

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Eternity in Our Hearts (LR) 1

“…be still…and know…that I am God…” We need times of stillness. Times of stillness when we focus on our Maker, Creator, Redeemer. This is a good time to be still. If not, come back when you can reflect and be still.

We look at several Scriptures this year which deeply touched my heart! I want your heart touched by the joy and love placed there be your Creator.

Let’s start by examining a verse.

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Jesus Set Me Free! (LR)

This scene in the Passion of the Christ movie really did it for me in 2012. I saw again exciting truth of what He did in coming and living and dying. He brought life that we could not know or experience without Him. He gave that life to me–I am thankful!

He has taken me on a journey into His heart since that time. I want to share that move with you in 2013. More I want others to experience what our Creator has for them.

Watch and let your heart be touched by what Jesus withstood for you!

Any time you see LR in the title of a blog this year, it stands for Lord of the Rings. It’s a hint that the blog is about the themes delivered in the Lord of the Rings trailer.

Lord of the Rings Trailer Part 1

EPIC: We All Live in an EPIC Acts 3&4 (LR)

Eldredge gives us a vision here of the beauty and majesty of the Creation act with so much honor and glory given to the Creator. All of creation worships the Creator. The Creator loves His creation. We, the created, were created to love Him back.

He gives us a hint of the backdrop of the Lord of the Rings. We were made for this. We were made for more. We all long for Eden, and all that comes with it–the ultimate home going, being in His presence.

The Fall portends the Evil that hunts us to this day. Beware!! Don’t betray your Savior or His salvation and Glory or your brothers and sisters.

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EPIC: We all live in EPIC! Prologue (LR)

Deep within we all long for part of something greater. Has that longing surfaced in you yet or is it still down there waiting to surface.

See what John Eldredge has to say about being a part of an epic.


What most touched you in what Eldredge said?

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The Spiritual Journey: Lord of the Rings Truth

J. R. R. Tolkien was a Christian. Whether he meant for there to be spiritual parallels to the concepts presented in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is up for grabs. Personally I believe he knew those spiritual parallels. I have sat in Lewis and Tolkien’s corner at the Eagle and Child in Oxford, England. Tolkien and Lewis bantered all sorts of topics in their daily discussions at the pub. In fact, it was Tolkien who was instrumental in Lewis’ move from atheism to theism and beyond.

That’s mostly irrelevant because Lewis and Tolkien are gone and we are here! We now play our part in our world which influences our own hearts and the hearts around us for God or not. What role are you playing?

Cate Blanchett portrays Galadriel in The Lord ...

Galadriel speaks to Frodo: “This task was appointed to you, and if you do not find a way, no one will!” Frodo with Sam’s support saw his task to the end and then he was rescued.

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Lewis and Tolkien Debate Myths and Lies

A debate between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on whether myths are lies. This debate was ultimately instrumental in C.S. Lewis’s conversion to Christianity. Read more of this post