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Lost in Space: A Modern Christmas Carol

Lost in Space is an exciting space-travel show (based on the 1960s show) with a surprising Christmasy theme.  To be fair, I do not recall a single time in the Netflix series Lost in Space where they mention Christmas. There are no religious undertones within the show either. In fact, it’s a very decidedly humanistic message that focuses on the strength of character and intellect to win the day. Despite this, there is a clear “Christmas Carol”ian theme–the possibility of change.

How Can This Be?

Christmas is all about hope. Even in the cheesy Christmas movies that do not acknowledge Christ at all, the emphasis is on belief and hope either in humanity or in Santa.  This past weekend we watched a Christmas musical called “The Gift of Christmas” put on by a local, Christian group. They wrote the play… Continue reading How Can This Be?

The Beauty of Community

Jane Harper’s books transport the readers to some of the most challenging locations in Australia and its surrounding areas. She regularly sets her stories in inhospitable locations like the infamous outback such as in The Lost Man or a remote seaside village in Tasmania in The Survivors. Both of these books are murder mysteries but in a subtle… Continue reading The Beauty of Community