Or if you’re super nerdy, last night was the night.
Either way, the final Harry Potter film is now in theaters, which I think we can all agree is the best 8 part movie franchise. Are you planning to see it, or have you already? Or are you more or less ambivalent toward Harry Potter? Are you opposed to Harry Potter because of the witchcraft?
I’m sure there are more options, but I thought it might be helpful in the wake of all the excitement to open a conversation about Harry Potter and how to think theologically about the book series and the films. On the one hand, some people may think that unqualified acceptance of Harry Potter is naive and shows a lack of Christian discernment. On the other hand, others may think that a similarly unqualified rejection of Harry Potter is blind to what the story is really about. I was myself in the first group for quite a while, but have since moved into the second. I’ll detail more tomorrow about how I changed my mind, but where are you when it comes to the Harry Potter phenomenon?
As you think over things, you may find this article by Andrew Peterson helpful, as it looks like he and I experienced a similar change of mind. In the meantime, I’ll be seeing the movie this afternoon, and I’ll be back tomorrow with some thoughts on it.
What do you think?