Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin ( Part I)

Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin (Part I)  Looking at Smeagol, who most of us better know as Gollum, I cannot help but feel this character is perhaps the closest to humanity in terms of our struggles with temptation. This is why it seemed only fitting to explore this rather decrepit looking Lord of the Rings […]

The Bitter Ways Of Betrayal

The Bitter Ways Of Betrayal “We’ll be nice to them, very nice, if they’ll be nice to us, won’t we, yes, yes.”  ~ Gollum from The Two Towers, Book 4, Chapter 1 ~   When I First Saw Gollum I… Gollum is perhaps the most complex and conflicted character within Tolkien’s works. Sharing Frodo’s humble […]

Walking With Integrity

Walking With Integrity “Yet he felt in his heart that Faramir, though he was much like his brother in looks, was a man less self-regarding, both sterner and wiser.” ~ The Two Towers, Book 4, Chapter 5~ Sarah Arthur, in her writing of integrity sums it up in a single word. That word, is integrated. […]

Frodo: The Sin Bearer (Part II)

Frodo: The Sin Bearer (Part II) Last time we examined how Frodo bore a likeness to Jesus Christ in terms of the burden he bore, his hesitation to do so, and his humble acceptance of the difficult task of saving a world in need. This week, we will be examining the living sacrifice Frodo Baggins acted […]