Secret Fire Podcast - J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth through Christian lenses
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The Secret Fire that was sent to burn at the heart of the world was the Holy Spirit, according to J.R.R. Tolkien. When Gandalf the Grey told the Balrog on the bridge of Khazud-dûm that he has a servant of that Secret Fire, he was claiming to be a servant of God. Join us as we explore Middle-earth through Christian lenses beginning with The Lord Of The Rings.
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The Ring Goes South Pt. 2, The Lord Of The Rings | SFP030
The tale of Nine is filled. Representatives from the Free Folk of Middle-earth will accompany Frodo, though no oath of bond is laid upon them to go further than they will. Now seven days of preparations begin. Join us as we continue to read through The Lord of the Rings, book II, chapter 3, The Ring Goes South.
The Ring Goes South Pt. 2
Elvish smiths re-forged the Sword of Elendil, and Aragorn gave it a new name: Andúril, Flame of the West.
[O]n its blade was traced a device of seven stars set between the crescent Moon and the rayed Sun, and about them was written many runes
The Lord of the Rings: One Volume, p. 276
Aragorn son of Arathorn was indeed going to war. This calls to mind the vision Saint John had while on the island of Patmos:
Revelation 1:12-16 (NASB)
Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
We believe that Aragorn is a reflection of the King in the Prophet, Priest, and King messianic motif. As we continue through The Lord of the Rings we will continue to make comparisons between he and Christ Jesus.
In Seven Days The Ring Goes South
As Aragorn and Gandalf spent the next seven days considering the perils that they would meet, or pondering tales of the past and studying maps and books of lore, the hobbits gathered in the Hall of Fire. They heard the full lay of Beren and Lúthien and other tales in the evenings. During the day Frodo and Sam could be found with Bilbo in his room as he read passages from his own book or reading bits of his verses.
It was when Frodo and Bilbo were alone that the beloved old hobbit gifted the younger with Sting and the dwarf-mail given to him by Thorin Oakenshield. All Bilbo asked for in return was that Frodo take care of himself and to bring back news of the adventure. For Bilbo longed to complete
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