Loth Lorien

From silver trunk the golden leaf Blows through the old abandoned fief, For Time, the robber and the thief, Has brought the hidden realm to grief: ……………..The wonder is withdrawn. […]

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The Hero from Bagshot Row

There is a friend, closer than a brother; Through thick and thin, you’ll wish for no other.   His comfort, sweet; yes, sweeter than honey: His care, like lembas, keeps […]

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Tom Bombadil: The Value of an Enigma

In a story about a Ring which leads to great wars and the demise of the most powerful warriors and kings – there is a small, man-like creature, always sporting […]

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Supernatural Words

J.R.R. Tolkien famously invented the languages of Middle-earth before he crafted the characters and plots which employ them. As with scripture, language precedes and permeates the rest of creation. Tolkien […]

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The “Common Good” in Tolkien’s Rural Communities

In Search of the Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World, written by Jake Meador, points to a way to help us recognize common, good qualities in J.R.R. Tolkien’s […]

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Finishing Well

There was once a little man called Niggle, who had a long journey to make. “Leaf by Niggle,” J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien is a master storyteller, especially when writing tales […]

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