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Tolkien fans may think this domain name is a misspelling of the dwarven metal mithril. Most others will just wonder what mithrial could possibly mean.

Read on for the answer.

Middle Earth's precious metal mithril had near miraculous qualities, combining light weight with great strength. Mithrial could be an adjective form of mithril and would mean "having the characteristics and qualities of mithril." Bilbo Baggins' gift of a mithril vest proved life saving to young Frodo as he made the quest to destroy the ring of power in the fires of Mt. Doom.The Lord of the Rings trilogy was admittedly not written as an allegory. But Tolkien held a deep faith in Christ. Therefore, finding story elements that echo the Christian world view should surprise no one.

We encourage a life style and world view that embodies the most noble of human qualities as pictured in the fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. We believe this is made possible in the real world for all those who will receive God's mercy and forgiveness through the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In the Bible, Jesus says that for those who follow him his yoke is easy and his burden is light1. He also promises to send his Holy Spirit to believers to be their constant companion, source of strength, and teacher2. The breastplate of righteousness is listed as part of the full armor of God to be employed by all Christians in order to achieve their full effectiveness in service to God3. So in a sense the mythical metal mithril and the supernatural presence of God's Spirit can be linked.

As Frodo Baggins, Aragorn, and the other heroes of Tolkien's epic stood for the right in conflict with the forces of evil, every Christian needs to put on the full armor of God, seek wisdom from God's Word, and complete the Great Commission of Christ to take the Good News of God's love to the whole world.