Bible School To Use Harry Potter Theme
CARLISLE, Pa. -- A church in Carlisle has decided to use J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter tales in its Bible school. Saint John's Episcopal Church has doubled vacation Bible school enrollment since doing so.
This summer the theme is "Wizards and Wonders: The Journey with Harry Potter," as preschoolers take flying lessons on miniature broomsticks at a makeshift Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft. Older students play a game of Quidditch, and more than 100 youngsters get Bible verse in their daily owl mail.
A minister said the Bible and the Harry Potter stories have what she calls "a slew of parallel lessons" (AP, August 17, 2005).