Konnichiwa! Today marks the start of a new day, and yet the end of a new series. Sort of an unintentional yin/yang thing I’ve got going on, eh? For this final post on Madoka Magica, let’s talk about the main character of the series, Madoka, and what makes her unique from the other girls.Continue Reading "Madoka the Loving Christian"
Konnichiwa! Today we take a look at my favorite character in Madoka Magica, Homura, and how her outlook on life is similar to that of the legalistic Christian.Continue Reading "Homura the Legalistic Christian"
Ohayo gozaimas! A new day, a new week, and a new magical girl! For today, we’ll be discussing the golden-haired gunner, Mami. J
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Continuing on our exploration of the Christian walk through the lives of the quintet of Madoka Magica characters, today we come to Kyoko, who represents the discouraged Christian.Continue Reading "Kyoko the Discouraged Christian"
At the time of this writing, it’s morning, and I’ve just finished my morning bowl of cereal, so ohayo gozaimas! Welcome to the start of a new week, and despite what Garfield might say, Mondays are pretty awesome. And with this coming week, I want us to embark on a journey through the characters of Madoka Magica and taking a closer look at each one. The series is chock-full of lessons to be learned about the price of power, the deceptiveness of the world, the necessity of trust, but I’d like to focus on each character individually and how they exemplify a different facet of Christianity and the Christian walk. Which brings us to today’s focus: the azure sword-wielder Sayaka.Continue Reading "Sayaka the Deceived Christian"
Christianity is a strange religion. We have one book we say we live by, one God we say we want to please, but there are so many different variations of what is called “Christian” these days. So many different denominations, sects, and organizations that it’s hard to keep track of them all, so how does the new believer know how to determine the good ones from the bad? How can he know what churches and leaders to follow? How does he know who to look to for guidance? A similar dilemma is faced by Sayaka, in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, when she becomes a magical girl for the first time. As a newcomer to the world of magical powers and mysterious creatures, she is unsure of her goal, other than that she needs to fight witches in order to save the lives of normal people.Continue Reading "The Downfalls of Christian Fellowship and Madoka Magica"