What’s the Difference Between the Bible and Lord of the Rings?

Apologetics and Theology

The two books that I have read and reread the most are the Bible and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Recently, a skeptic asked me why we should read the Bible any differently than […]

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Was Tolkien Really Racist?

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There have been some recent claims that the world that J.R.R. Tolkien creator reveals the racism of its creator. But was Tolkien really racist? Dimitra Fimi has taken on this topic and is addressing the […]

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Good News: How I Was Introduced to Tolkien

Good News

This past week was Tolkien Week. You may not even be aware that something like this existed. This week included Hobbit Day, which I blogged about here. How is this Good News? It all goes […]

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What We Can Learn From Hobbits

Hobbits

I am writing this on September 22, which is Hobbit Day. That is because September 22 is the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo. These two are the most well known of the hobbits, a […]

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A Footnote to the Cross in The Lord of the Rings

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Although the Lord of the Rings is a popular fantasy story, many do not realize that the entire story is grounded in a Christian world view. Tolkien was a devout Christian who was instrumental in […]

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Tolkien, Lord of the Rings and the Horror of the Trenches

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If there is one historical event that gives some insight into J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings, it would be the trench warfare of the Forst World War. Nan Spowart has written a good article on this topic. […]

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The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Revisited

Fellowship of the Ring

It is hard to believe that The Fellowship of the Ring movie came out way back in 2001. I can still remember the excitement of finally being able to see a live action version of […]

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‘The Lord of the Rings’: 10 Secrets You Probably Didn’t Know

C.S. Lewis and Friends

One ring to rule them all. One ring to bind them. One film franchise that took the world by storm. In 2001, the first installment of Peter Jackson‘s long-awaited adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novels […]

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16 Things You Didn’t Know About the Making of ‘Lord of the Rings’

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Love or hate Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, they had a major impact on the spreading of Tolkien’s books. Pat Saperstein shares 16 things we didn’t know about the making of these movies. […]

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I Was an Atheist Until I Read Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien is known for helping C.S. Lewis leave atheism but Lewis is not the only person that Tolkien has helped spiritually. Fredric Heidemann shares his story of reading Lord of the Rings changed his life. […]

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J.R.R. Tolkien Discusses the Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien

There are many people who have thoughts about the Lord of the Rings and its meaning. However, it is nice to hear from the actual author. Listen to this recording of an interview with Tolkien […]

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Game of Thrones vs Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

Although Game of Thrones follows the genre pioneered by Tolkien in the Lord of the Rings, there are some essential differences. Jerry Bowyer and Jack Lewis Bowyer reflect on the philosophical differences between Game of […]

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My Thoughts on the Hobbit Movie Trilogy

C.S. Lewis and Friends

I finally got around to seeing the third movie in the Hobbit movie trilogy. Since it is way too late to give my review of that movie, I thought I would give my thoughts on […]

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Insights into Evil from the Lord of the Rings

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Philosopher Peter Kreeft is a great fan of Tolkien and in this lecture, looks at the insights from the Lord of the Rings concerning the nature of evil.  I am not sure what Tolkien would […]

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