The preview video of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 that ran on the ABC Family network is available on YouTube. Click through to view the video.
It’s a year of secrets discovered at Hogwarts, and with all the excitement of the tournament and emotions running high in Harry’s social life, things only get tougher when secrets start coming out. … Should secrets never be kept? Does that equal full disclosure with everyone you meet? Or is there a middle ground between these extremes?
It’s hard to know sometimes when a person deserves your trust… Figuring out who to trust is hard in literature, in the Bible, and hardest of all in real life. But people can surprise you.
Harry… is honest about who he is and where he stands, while Lockhart’s entire existence was stolen glory from good wizards. Lockhart was an entirely fake person, determined only to continue deceiving the entire wizarding world.
Through stories, we can learn how to live, and what characteristics we should aspire to possess. Despite controversy, Harry Potter and his friends are great examples of how to live. They have flaws and they make mistakes. Sometimes they are downright wrong in their assumptions and actions. But they have traits that the Bible encourages us to have.
Roper: “J. K. Rowling is a Christian fantasy novelist following in the tradition of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.”
Many Christians still argue that Potter is evil and the series of books itself is a handbook to the dark arts. At least, that is what I was told when I said that I was reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for the tenth time.
I am pleased to announce that Hollywood Jesus will be providing special coverage of the Harry Potter series in conjunction with the release of the last two movies—later this month and in July of 2011.
Harry, Ron and Hermione decide to break the rules in order to save the world from Voldemort. Dumbledore even goes so far as to give Harry the means to break the rules. Is this attitude toward rule-breaking consistent with the teachings of Christ?
Rowling has seemed blasé about faith issues, revealing first that she is a Christian (incensing her secularist fans), next that she has no reluctance to use homosexual inclination as a plot device in her books (disappointing her Christian fans).
The Harry Potter series will stand alongside such epic tales as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings in their impact and relevance to people of all ages about good and evil, and ultimately about Jesus himself.
Having seen the consequences of his own mistakes, Harry decides to trust Dumbledore’s last instructions to him. Even though he has plenty of reasons to doubt, he chooses to pursue obedience and trust rather than power.
God is love, and Christ’s sacrifice was entirely motivated by love. In the same way, Harry, despite his flaws and his youth, has “a power the Dark Lord knows not,” and love is the thing that has saved him and the reason he’s been able to save so many others.
It is Rowling, not Dumbledore, whose character we must assess. And like her Half-Blood Prince, Rowling has already proven herself too slippery to be second-guessed. The safest bet might be to surrender our minds (and our money) to her literary genius.
There are numerous questions that remain unanswered at this time regarding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and I’m sure each has been exhaustively discussed in other locales. However, I’d like to add another log to the raging inferno of speculation.
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