Death and the Lion: A Crossover Serial-Chapter 10: Secrets Revealed

By Amanda Pizzolatto (alias Aurora Mandeville) Word Count: 31845 Rating: PG for scary situations Summary: Nico Di Angelo, son of Hades, is used to being alone, until one day a girl with auburn hair waltzes into his life… Nico paced around in the empty alley, close to where Lucy and Scipio had found him at […]

The Pomegranate and the Lioness: A Crossover Story

By Amanda Pizzalatto (alias Aurora Mandeville) Word Count: 4922 Rating: PG (some violence) Summary: A crossover featuring Nico Di Angelo and Lucy Pevensie A long, long time ago; back when Narnia was enjoying its golden days, when demigods and mortals lived side by side, there lived a very special family called the Pevensies. Aslan named […]

A Slytherin Situation: A Harry Potter Serial – Chapter 5

By Sarah Levesque Word Count: 7364 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: The Time Turner and the Floo don’t mix, sending Harry into an alternate dimension.   Two days after Harry Potter had eaten at the Snape house, Harry Snape received an owl from his father bidding them come to their house. “Ah. There […]

Théoden’s Prayer: A Lord of the Rings Poem

By Avellina Balestri (alias Rosaria Marie) Word Count: 447 Rating: PG for depictions of battle Summary: Theoden King of Rohan lifts up a prayer before the Battle of Pellennor Fields.     Still was the night before the fight Loud were the horns of warning Deep were our sighs and dark the eyes That met ours […]

Rogue One: What We Lose When “Star Wars” Goes to the Dark Side

By Steven D. Greydanus Word Count: 2180 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: An article comparing Rogue One: Star Wars Story with the previous Star Wars films in view of their representations of morality and a distinct Good and Evil. “If money is what Disney wants,” quipped a friend, borrowing a line from Princess […]

Sunday School and Narnia: Hell as Separation from God

By Kat Coffin Word Count: 1089 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: The author describes her experience teaching The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to the students in the Vacation Bible School she led. At the beginning of the summer, I was asked to create and lead a VBS program for my current […]

The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved: Chapter 2

By Ellen Virginia Word Count: 7403 Rating: PG-13 (Account of the Crucifiction in the first person)   Summary: A reimagining of the account of the Resurrection from the perspective of the Apostle John. The cup. When had Jesus mentioned that before? It was that day, long ago, or so it seemed, when my brother and […]

On Beauty and Love: The Qualities Central to the Christian Experience

By Christopher King Word Count: Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: An essay on searching about beauty, love, and how they come together to form the essentials of Christian life and philosophy. I had a wonderful childhood with parents who loved me.  Sometime when I was a young teenager, I became aware of beauty: […]

Of Local Importance: A Movie Review of “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill, But Came Down A Mountain”.

By Avellina Balestri (alias Rosaria Marie) Word Count: 1692 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: A Review of “The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain”.   Year: 1995 Filming: Color Length: 120 minutes Genre: Comedy/Drama/Inspirational/Romance Maturity: PG (for mild language and brief sexual innuendos) Cast: Hugh Grant (Reginald Ansen), […]

Death and the Lion: A Crossover Serial – Chapter 9: Scripio’s Gang

By Amanda Pizzolatto (alias Aurora Mandeville) Word Count: 31845 Rating: PG for scary situations Summary: Nico Di Angelo, son of Hades, is used to being alone, until one day a girl with auburn hair waltzes into his life… “Are you sure he’s fine enough to come downstairs?” asked a female voice. “Oh, perfectly. Nico? Nico, […]