In My Time

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien – The Fellowship of The Ring Inevitable …

Hope Shines On

Hope Shines On by Rebekah Choat Public tragedies surround us on all sides: egregious social injustices, catastrophic natural disasters, flagrant disregard for innate decency and common courtesy, extremes of histrionics and apathy. Personal, private tragedies are also ever near us: deaths of loved ones, somber diagnoses, horrible accidents, mutely breaking hearts. Darkness threatens to overwhelm …

Incarnational Invention: Peter Jackson “retells” Bilbo

  Incarnational Invention: Peter Jackson “retells” Bilbo by Andrew Lazo Warts and all, I love Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth movies.  That said, I have little doubt that J. R. R. Tolkien himself would have loathed them. And in this, I suggest that he would have been perhaps shortsighted and even maybe wrong. I think if anyone should …