Monthly Archives: November 2010

Harry Potter and Christianity

I tentatively wade into this debate…

I was fortunate to grow up reading Harry Potter before any Christians considered the fact that it might not actually be such a good idea for their kids to be allowed access to that kind of literature. As such, I have the opportunity to make an informed opinion on the matter at least from some first hand experience.

Let’s start with the basics: Christian parents want to protect their kids from anything that they think might compromise their faith in God. That’s good! That’s the kind of caring parents all children need. And it’s important to start with the fact that children are not ultimately losing out on an essential life experience if they never read Harry Potter, as long as they are being encouraged to read something.

So with that out of the way, let the debate begin :) Continue reading

The Future…

I haven’t really blogged about anything personal in a while, which is fine :) I’m happy to mostly spew out my takes on movies and chapters of the bible. But once in a while it’s nice to remember that this is my personal blog still, and as it doesn’t really have a large audience by any stretch of the imagination I still feel permitted to talk about myself and my life with a degree of detail. Writing helps me think. Maybe when this imports to fb I’ll tag some people. Continue reading

Five Vids I have Favourited on Youtube and Why…

Every so often I used to just do a post linking to a video and saying why it’s cool. Which is ok, but kinda dumb as a blog post. Blog posts with vids need to have more than one! It’s best if they’re of the same kind of vid or have some point of comparison, but for this post, I’m just gonna show you five vids I’ve favourited on youtube and tell you why :) Continue reading