Lord of the…Intersectional Identities?

JRR Tolkien was not only the prolific writer of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series, he was a lifetime Catholic who also had the pleasure of leading CS Lewis to Jesus Christ. The Tolkien Society, of which Tolkien himself was once president, is celebrating his works with a series of essays including: “Transgender Realities in The Lord of the Rings,” “The Queer in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings,” “Tolkien’s Dwarf-Women and the ‘Feminine Lack,'” and “Destabilizing Cishetero Amatonormativity in the Works of Tolkien.”

Suffice to say, none of these themes are actually in the Tolkien’s works but this is another example of the current culture reading into the past history their own preferred future. If that is confusing, that is the point. The point is confusing you so you just go along with this new culture worldview.

I humbly suggest, you don’t go along and you push back like the new Society of Tolkien has been doing.

This story helps us remember that we do have the ability to affect the culture. Our role is not to slink back into the shadows, but rather to stand up and stand firm against false truth and retelling of history. 

We can stand in the Truth of Jesus.

As Pontius Pilate asked Jesus 2000 years ago and culture asks today, ‘What is Truth?,’ (John 18) we must be ready with the same statement that Jesus presented – ‘I am the way, the Truth, and the life.’ There is no other way.

Keep the Faith!

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Matt Odegaard @ChurchPublic.com

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