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Harry Potter

Inseparable Love

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on July 24, 2011. Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 8:26-39 As a young child, one of my greatest fears was being separated from my Mom and Dad.  I remember one time, when I was six years old, my Dad, my uncle and I […] Read More

A major newspaper backed away from declaring Focus on the Family founder James Dobson a fan of Harry Potter, despite articles on Dobson’s Web site which fellow fundamentalists have long attacked as “conditional acceptance” of the hit fantasy film and book series that some Christians fear leads children into witchcraft. The Washington Post promptly corrected […] Read More

With seven bestsellers in the series, and five blockbuster movies, like it or not, Harry Potter is here to stay. And there are those who are not happy about that. Many Christian parents and church leaders fear that Harry’s popularity promotes witchcraft and paganism among young people. In order to stop this pagan onslaught, strenuous […] Read More

“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” the fifth movie in the series, sets the stage for the end of the franchise, which has only two more installments. At the end of the last one, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” we saw Cedric Diggory die at the hands of Lord Voldemort (Ralph […] Read More

Poor Harry Potter. In his latest adventure he faces fire-breathing dragons, an hour-long underwater swim and a maze that rises up to claim those who walk in it. And then it gets worse: He has to get a date for the Yule Ball. In “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” Harry moves headlong into […] Read More

My father used to say that even a blind hog would find an acorn every once and a while. In my recent review of “Shrek 2,” I wrote that most sequels are nothing more than dumbed-down copies of the original. My father also used to say that you need to make your words sweet, because […] Read More

Is this film worth all the praise and attention? Most definitely. For those die-hard fans who love the books and liked the first film, “Chamber of Secrets” will leave them breathless. So a strange thing began to happen this past weekend as more and more positive reviews of the new Harry Potter film hit the […] Read More

For older children still moved by metaphor and its magic, this is a wonderful movie. It shines in its story and its portrayal. It can help parents talk to their children about the nature of fame (which has become a national obsession) and its consequences. Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry […] Read More

Director: Chris Columbus Cast: Daniel Radcliff (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Richard Harris (Professor Dumbledore), Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall), Alan Rickman (Professor Snape). “Mr. Potter. Our new celebrity.” ~ Professor Snape Harry Potter moves into a world where everyone knows him. He is famous, but he doesn’t […] Read More