Category Archives: God

Does Christianity Stifle the Imagination?

Through the years, speculative writers have created fantastic tales. At the hands of these storytellers, gleaming threads of imagination are woven together to craft visions that engage and inspire. And yet, the greatest speculations and imaginings of mankind, fashioned into … Continue reading

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Mere Morality in Fiction

Christianity means more than adhering to a certain set of principles, more than observance of the law, as Jesus made quite clear in his dealings with the Pharisees. Though most of us see this as a very basic truth, one … Continue reading

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The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

“Glances of true beauty can be seen in the faces of those who live in true meekness.” Henry David Thoreau Lately I’ve been spending time reading and studying the Beatitudes, and as a result I’ve been contemplating the character quality … Continue reading

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Imagination and Our Views of God

Yesterday, I browsed the online sample pages of a book entitled The Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing, and the thought provoking nature of the contents intrigued me, particularly this passage on the subject of imagination: … Continue reading

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Dr. Who and The Search for Significance

Over the last few months, I’ve begun to watch Dr. Who (after hearing so many speculative reader and writer friends heartily endorse it), and with interest I’ve observed various themes develop as the series has unfolded. In the first season, … Continue reading

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The Celebration of Emmanuel

As Christmas has approached this year, not only have I been mindful of the coming of Emmanuel, but why He chose to come and dwell with us. We celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas, and the Resurrection at Easter, … 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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A Dark Trend in Speculative Fiction:
Death More Beautiful Than Resurrection

Sometimes as Christians, we’re immersed in our own world, unaware of the ebb and flow in the culture around us. I know I am, at times, yet I try to keep abreast of trends in the area of books and … Continue reading

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Storytelling and the Journey Homeward

In Walking on Water, Madeline L’Engle had this to say about the purpose of art and artistry: The journey homewards. Coming home. That’s what it’s all about. The journey to the coming of the Kingdom. That’s probably the chief difference … Continue reading

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Death and Resurrection: Patterns in Folklore and Fantasy

“The world is full of resurrections. Every night that folds us up in darkness is a death; and those of you that have been out early, and have seen the first of the dawn, will know it–the day rises out … Continue reading

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