Tag Archives: Tolkien

5 Reasons Why a “Faithful Film Adaptation” of The Hobbit Would Stink

[This post contains spoilers. Consider yourself warned.] I love J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. I read it for the first time when I was six years old and have returned to it many times over the years. I still have a … Continue reading

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Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”

In case you didn’t know, this week is Tolkien Week around the world. Each year fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings observe the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins on September 22. In 2012, an added incentive to celebrate is … Continue reading

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The Silmarillion Seminar

With a mere five kids and four jobs, I have all kinds of free time. So for the last year and a half, I’ve been participating in an online seminar on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion. We broadcast live on Middle-Earth Network … Continue reading

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Inklings Interview: Tolkien Converts Lewis, etc.

Way back in January, I did an interview for the Secrets of Middle-Earth podcast, which mainly targets players of the Lord of the Rings Online video game. The podcast host, Father Roderick, records the podcast while his character travels around … Continue reading

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Inklings Info: Tolkien, Lewis, Williams, and the Rest

I haven’t added a link to the right sidebar in a while, so I wanted to let everyone know about a new project I’m involved with: a free email newsletter dedicated to the Inklings, the celebrated group of Oxford-based writers … Continue reading

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Tolkien Professor Profiled in the Washington Post

Congratulations to Corey Olsen, the Tolkien Professor, on his being profiled in the Washington Post yesterday. Prof. Olsen has been in my Recommended Sites section for several months now for his ongoing efforts to bring a scholarly understanding of J.R.R. … Continue reading

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Introducing Corey Olsen, “The Tolkien Professor”

J.R.R. Tolkien was undoubtedly one of the greatest Christian authors and exponents of the Western tradition in the 20th century. When newspapers and book publishers conducted polls around the year 2000 asking readers to identify the greatest novel of the … Continue reading

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Hollywood Holding its Nose and Making Christian Films

Here is an interesting and evenhanded article from the New York Times about Christian films, particularly the upcoming What if . . ., which I know nothing about. There were a few telling passages in the article, such as the … Continue reading

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