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Years ago, if you’d asked me, I would’ve said Harry Potter was “teh evils,” but now I chant a different incantation.


Why did I change my tune?

Because I simply took the time to read the books for myself. Prior to that, as my friend Rob Shepherd is wont to say, I didn’t have a “fat clue” as to what Harry was all about.
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'Jesus Loves* You' photo (c) 2008, R. M.  Calamar - license:

Jesus loves:

Harry Potter-readers

Jesus loves:

Richard Dawkins &
Rob Bell

Jesus loves:

Fred Phelps (Westboro “Baptist”)

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Folks, I’ve made no secret here on the blog of the fact that I like J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. The timeless themes of self-sacrifice, loyalty, of making hard choices–doing the right thing, rather than the easy thing–are what are so attractive about the books. That, and the rather obvious parallels the story has with the Gospel. (Aside from all that, as they say in England, the narrative is just a corking good yarn.)

Taken together, these form a strong (in mind) case as to why these books should have a place in your library.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsphoto © 2003 Colin Zhu | more info (via: Wylio)

I need to get something off my chest, something that’s really weighing me down: I’m a hypocritical Harry-hater.

Or at least I was. Until I bothered to get all “Bereany,” and actually, you know, read Ms. Rowling’s books for myself.

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