Sunday School Curriculum via Harry Potter

“THIS COULD happen if your congregation buys the new ‘Mixing it up with Harry Potter’ study guides from the Church of England.” Read whole article here.

Of course there any many who think the HP books are evil and lead kids into witchcraft. Why is the magic in Harry Potter any more threatening than the magic in The Chronicles of Narnia or the Lord of the Rings? It is not. Jesus used stories to teach. As a matter of fact, if you look at his parables, he used examples from his own culture to drive home a point or two. When we use popular culture to connect kids to spiritual truth, we are following the example of Jesus.

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About Jason Retherford

The random musings of a youth minister.
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2 Responses to Sunday School Curriculum via Harry Potter

  1. preacherman says:

    I don’t teach anything like against Harry Potter, The Davinci Code, etc. I think people get cought up in the hype. It if fiction. I never head anyone become a witch because of the Wizard of OZ. I think it makes Christians look stupid when we start teaching Harry Potter is wrong! The Davinci Code! And on and on and on…………. It is fiction.
    Paul tells Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:23, “Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know that they produce quarrels.” Usually those who want class surrounding Harry Potter want to start fights and quarrels among other parents who take and let their children read Harry Potter. So, I don’t even address it. It’s fiction.

  2. brandon says:

    good post. i don’t know why we pick such silly battles to fight. harry potter? that’s the least of our worries, i think.

    http://youthministry.fatkidrecords.com

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