Tag: J.R.R. Tolkein

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #117: Return of the Jedi

General Introduction – Wrapped up in wires – How tall are we? – Listener feedback The Descent to the Underworld – Opening the third act – Katabasis – A gender-reversed Orpheus – What makes Danny’s daughter upset – A sign of Luke’s power Jabba the Hutt – Fat Brando – Edward Said has an aneurysm…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 14: Origin Stories

The music this week is Bruce Cockburn’s “Creation Dream,” from Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws (1979). General Introduction – Reader feedback – What’s on the blog this week? The Genesis Account of Creation – When did we first encounter it? – Oh, those strategic bushes! – We take another shot at Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf –…