Posts tagged Lord of the Rings

“And I’m going with you.”

A couple of weekends I spent some time listening to Peter Kreeft talk about evil (and also good) in Lord of the Rings. It was, as always is with Kreeft, thought provoking and it got me thinking about what Tolkien does in the story. The part that struck me particularly strongly, on this listening, was […]

Small and Unseen

While preparing our Christmas lunch on Christmas Eve, I listened to Fr Robert Barron’s reflection on Luke’s Nativity. He begins by describing Virgil’s Aeneid and how the story of Aeneas influenced the Emperors of Rome, particularly the Emperor of Jesus’ time Augustus. Fr Barron then goes on to explore how Luke uses the Power of […]

Lambs, woodcarvers, kings and ringbearers: Exploring Advent as a family.

As Advent is coming up again, it is time for the Chatfield family to dig out the copy of Jostein Gaarder’s “The Christmas Mystery.” With 24 chapters, it is written to be read from 1st December until Christmas Eve. There are two stories, which weave together over the course of the book, one about a […]