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The Enduring Legacy of C.S. Lewis:
A Life of Integrity

Two years ago, the C.S. Lewis foundation began the process of creating a college under his name, one that would reflect his pursuit of Christianity within the academic realm. They want to hold a high intellectual standard, while encouraging discussion … Continue reading

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CS Lewis On Writing

For all the talk of writing styles changing over the past century, much advice given then holds true today. Here’s what CS Lewis had to say to one of his young fans: Dear Joan– Thanks for your letter of the … Continue reading

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5 Christian Fairy Tale Retellings

For some time, the subgenre of fairy tale retellings has thrived in the mainstream market, and I’m excited to see more of these sorts of stories appearing in the Christian market as well, since it’s a subgenre I enjoy reading … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions and Festivities
in Fantastic Literature

Although every culture observes and celebrates various holiday events, at times fantasy writers neglect this area of cultural development. Yet when developed well, fantastic holidays can communicate much about the values and belief systems of the worlds in which they … Continue reading

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Fact and Fiction

Echoes of speculative fiction often find their way into the realm of fact, as scientists discover more about the world in which we live and new technologies make possible what would have been wondrously improbable in earlier eras. The discovery … Continue reading

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Longing for Home

If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men, so Scripture says. We ache for eternity with a restless longing, a desire for that which exists beyond the perception of … Continue reading

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Are Fairy Stories Only for the Young?

Sometimes I encounter the perception that fairy tales and fantasy belong to children and teens, and those of a more mature outlook want “realistic” fare. These adults say they want books that delve into real life issues, a perspective that … Continue reading

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Five Foundational Books for Christian Fantasy Readers and Writers

Christian fantasy has a long and rich history, one illuminated by many brilliant writers. Though I could have included more, I’ve limited this list to five titles that hold significance not only for Christian fantasy, but also the fantasy genre … Continue reading

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On the Mixing of Mythologies

Only in fairy tales can a heart live outside the body for years without end, and indeed the detached heart occurs in a number of fairy tales such as the The Giant Who Had No Heart In His Body (which … Continue reading

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Faith in Fantasy, Part 3

As I’ve discussed in the last several posts, I believe that all story communicates something regarding worldview and the deeper things of life, and fantasy innately tends to reveal spiritual truth or error. Those considered fathers of fantasy–Tolkien and Lewis–had … Continue reading

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