33 Min Released Oct 12, 2017

Destruction: The Scar (Book 4, Chapter 2)

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of destruction in chapter two of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This week, Vanessa and Casper negotiate their different theological perspectives, discuss the nature of confidentiality, and celebrate a non-present Hermione. Throughout the episode they consider the question: Can destruction be a force for good?

Next week we're reading chapter three, The Invitation, through the theme of awareness. Our sponsor this week is Blue Apron and our voicemail this week is thanks to Olga. Don't forget to buy tickets for the live show in Atlanta: harrypottersacredtext.com/live-show

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

(Re)reading Harry Potter as a sacred text

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