This is worth reading. We are desperately lacking as literary readers when it comes to the Bible. Even Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens recognize its literary import. I would suggest that Harry Potter can take us deeper and explore some of the more significant themes of Scripture. But we must know the original voice to know what echoes are. Thanks Rob!
Here’s the latest proof from the United Kingdom. The BBC recently reported a study that shows three in ten teenaged Brits don’t know the Nativity of Jesus came from the Bible. Similar numbers had never heard about the Crucifixion or Adam and Eve.
I imagine they’ll consider the new Noah film just another work of Hollywood fiction. (Actually, half of them didn’t know that very story comes from the Bible.)
What’s more—their parents are nearly as ignorant.
Many of the teens did, however, think that the plotlines from the Harry Potter series were based on Bible stories.
As a person who was genuinely inspired by England’s magnificent cathedrals while I lived there, it is…
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