Miscellaneous

Why I Write Fantasy

Fantasy is a somewhat misunderstood and underrepresented genre, especially in evangelical Christian circles. A lot of people don't like the magic aspect of it. Others frown on the whole concept of creating another world. There are a variety of reasons, many of them with some degree of validity behind them, that people would dislike fantasy… Continue reading Why I Write Fantasy

Of Fairy-Tales and the Father

Middle-Earth and the Power of Providence

Among the many themes woven into the narrative of The Lord of the Rings and all the other tales of Middle-Earth, one that is especially prominent is that of the characters finding themselves in situations far greater than they could ever have expected. Their initial goal in setting out on their adventure is to make… Continue reading Middle-Earth and the Power of Providence

Of Fairy-Tales and the Father

Middle-Earth and the Nature of Evil

            The Lord of the Rings is known for many things. The books helped form the fantasy genre as we know it today, and the films continue to garner acclaim nearly two decades after their creation. But though Tolkien’s incredible world of Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits remains a prime example of worldbuilding, this isn’t the… Continue reading Middle-Earth and the Nature of Evil