(RNS) — In the age of fan fiction, the age of memes, the age of mashups and YouTube compilations, we no longer take for granted that there is a single, fixed narrative — one that belongs to the author, by virtue of him or her having invented it.
INDIANAPOLIS (RNS) — The chance to discuss 'Harry Potter' from a spiritual standpoint is what brought hundreds of fans to a live taping of 'Harry Potter and the Sacred Text' last week in a sold-out auditorium at the Indianapolis Public Library’s Central Library.
(RNS) — Engagement with the Potter texts online brought millions to the World Wide Web, which in turn has indelibly shaped our approach to self and belief.
(RNS) — The internet has transformed our consumption of texts — even sacred texts — into malleable pieces that can be reimagined, reinvented and owned in a new way.
(RNS) — As the Episcopal Church's 79th General Convention ends, many will remember the nine-day meeting as much for the memes as for the motions that passed.
(The Conversation) On Monday (June 26), Harry James Potter — the world’s most famous wizard — will celebrate his 20th birthday. Some Christians have been resistant to Harry’s charms from the start.
(RNS) In times of disaster, take the advice of Mister Rogers. Look for the helpers.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Three out of 10 British children have next to no understanding of the Bible and their parents aren’t that knowledgeable, either.
(RNS) C.S. Lewis may be the most popular Christian writer in history, but his influence is far greater in the U.S. than in his native Ireland. A conference on the 50th anniversary of his death will examine why.