BONUS EPISODE: Popcorn Parenting - How to Train Your Dragon

Following on from talking about St George last week, why not have a podcast about dragons? This is Episode 3 of a podcast miniseries called Popcorn Parenting. Yes, another podcast from James Cary. In this, he talks to Nate (Nate does most of the talking) about watching movies with your kids and then talking about them afterwards. Nate does most of the talking, you'll be pleased to hear. Ep 1 is Toy Story. Ep 2 is Frozen II. And this is Episode 3. Links here.

In this episode, Nate asks the question: If you can train it, is it really a dragon? James and Nate talk about How To Train Your Dragon with honourable mentions for Wreck It Ralph, Monsters Inc, Despicable Me, Paddington. Plus a quick review of Descendants. Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? And how do we let the Bible be our starting point, rather than old fashioned Disney movies. Nate also mentions the Proto-Evangelion, trying to prove value for money on this Westminster Theological Seminary education.

Friendly Dragons Moral Nightmares: The Battle for Your Child’s Imagination Michael O’Brian is absurdly expensive on Amazon UK. Here it is on Amazon US.
There's also Landscape with Dragons: The Battle for Your Child's Mindwhich might be the same and you can get as a Kindle book too.

The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis or you could get the audiobook.

There’s a Dragon in my Nativity video from Speak Life.

Listen to James and Nate talking with Barry Cooper about the Monomyth on the Cooper and Cary Have Words podcast episode A Swing and a Myth.

The Gospel According to Pixar is available from Amazon UK here.

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