The old saying goes, “Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.” The same thing holds true for legends.
What could be better than living as a nobleman in a society of learning and culture, respected for shrewdness and cunning, in which every man is his own master and can compete as equals according to their skills?
It was the poem said to have been a major inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien when he wrote The Lord of the Rings, and heralded as one of the last epic poems to be written in the English language.
Few films attain an iconic status that allows them to stand the test of time and remain relevant to each successive generation so that it becomes a cultural institution that transcends time and has a shelf life which extends long beyond its initial release.
By Martina Juričková Word Count: 1394 Rating: G Summary: An essay about Professor Tolkien and his friendships. Even though Tolkien disliked a literary work being analyzed in reference to its author’s life, he admitted that “[a]n author cannot…remain wholly unaffected by his experience” (Tolkien, 2011, p. xxii). And since in his life he was known for... Continue Reading →
By Brenton Dickieson, January 1, 2016 Word Count: 990 Rating: G Summary: An analysis of Christmas as presented in Narnia, and a suggestion for how it could be used to understand Christmas in the real world. “Always winter and never Christmas.” This is the condition where we first discover Narnia in The Lion, the Witch,... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Derby Word Count: 2100 Rating: G Summary: Kevin delivers a tongue-in-cheek summary of the holiday movies of his childhood. On the last Christmas afternoon of the 20th century, my younger brother and I sat mesmerized in front of the TV watching Krull. Now, Krull is not one of the better sci-fi/fantasy films of... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Michael Derby Word Count: 3302 Rating: PG Summary: Kevin writes of the paradox of Christmas time. I am blessed with having both an older and a younger brother who are almost seven years apart from each other. Of course, being stuck between them during my childhood, I did not think they were much of... Continue Reading →
By Ariel Klay Word Count: 837 Rating: G Summary: A brief essay on faith and Star Trek. “It is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him” (Hebrews 11:6 NLT). Um, no, like Jesus, Q would be... Continue Reading →