I just returned from being on the radio.


I’ve realized that being articulate while under the pressure of time is very challenging for me. He also asked a few questions that I drew blanks on, which was particularly frustrating. But I opened with a good line, so perhaps that will go a ways toward redemption.

Mere-O friend Joshua Claybourn of IntheAgora would have been surprised at my language regarding Narnia. As I mentioned, the film isn’t perfect, but I chose not to mention those parts I thought weak because on the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed it. In particular, Aslan’s charachter was underdeveloped, making the crucifiction scene less impacting. Additionally, I thought the White Witch especially bad.

Though not as effective as it could have been, the movie was not a disappointment. There wasn’t, I thought, a huge gap between the promised product and the actual delivery, largely due to Lewis’s careful and powerful storyline and enjoyable performances by the Beavers and the Pevensies.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.


  1. Matt,

    Was the radio broadcast recoreded? I couldn’t find any archived files on KKLA’s website.


  2. Tex,

    Negative on the recording.



  3. Matt,

    Listened to you on the radio last night. You did a great job, bud. I thought you were quite articulate.

    BTW, I recorded your part of the broadcast. I’ll email it over to you so you can post it wherever you like or send it to people like Tex who clumsily missed the broadcast.

    Well done, Matt.


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