The Passion of Harry…can we get closer to the Lord while on a broomstick? Part I
July 18, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post
By DAYLA ALBERGE
The Church of England is publishing a guide advising youth workers how to use Harry Potter to spread the Christian message.
Days before the release of J K Rowling’s seventh novel about the boy wizard, they were being told yesterday that they could use the popularity of the books and films to debate Christian themes. The guide, Mixing it up with Harry Potter, is published this week by Church House Publishing.
The Potter books and films have been attacked by evangelicals for allegedly glamorising the occult. But the Rt Rev John Pritchard, the Bishop of Oxford, said yesterday: “Jesus used storytelling to engage and challenge his listeners.
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