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Today we went into town just before lunch time to see the new Narnia movie. It was a well made movie, true to the plot of the book of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in most respects, certainly I didn't feel they had any significant changes. Everyone seemed to have really enjoyed it, and we had a long chat afterwards about events within the film and how they relate to other books in the Chronicles of Narnia, which the boys were a bit vague about because we read them quite a while ago. We also ended up discussing levels of allegory comparing Narnia and The Lord of the Rings and theology and...
In the evening I went to St Catherines church in Tranmere where we were leading the music at their Carol Service. It was all very chaotic at the start because we were very short of time and the photocopying of the music was rather a mess. But in the event all went well, and I think all the songs sounded fine, and there was a lovely feeling in the service, gentle and filled with joy. There were mince pies and mulled wine afterwards, which was great because it was a little chilly up at the front of church. I brought all the music home afterwards and have created some sort order out of the chaos, so I'll take it all to church tomorrow and file it away.


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Dec. 11th, 2005 08:18 am (UTC)
I read the book with all the stories in it very recently. So I got the gist of the connections.
Dec. 11th, 2005 09:56 am (UTC)
I am glad you enjoyed the movie.

It's funny, I read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe over and over when I was little, and never had any thoughts about religion and God and stuff. I never realised it was a theological type of story until I grew up. Maybe I didn't need to see it. Maybe I accepted it because I was already a Christian child. Maybe the message isn't for children. I dunno!
Dec. 11th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
The first time I read the book I think I was too young to make the connections, about 8 years old at the time, I think it was when I read the Magicians Nephew a little later that I figured out what the other underlying message was, and The Last Battle leaves no doubt, the connections are much more blatant. All of that would have been a few years before I had anything to do with church, though I believed it was all true even then, I just hadn't quite figured out where I fitted into the big picture!
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