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Explore the best Christian-made fantasy, sci-fi, and beyond, and apply these stories’ meanings in the real world Jesus calls us to serve.

Explore the best Christian-made fantasy, sci-fi, and beyond, and apply these stories’ meanings in the real world Jesus calls us to serve.

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United States

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Explore the best Christian-made fantasy, sci-fi, and beyond, and apply these stories’ meanings in the real world Jesus calls us to serve.

Twitter:

@lorehaven

Language:

English


Episodes

139. What If You Could Win a Race and Change World Law? | The Chase Runner series with Bradley Caffee

11/29/2022
Bradley Caffee, author of The Chase, The Change, and The Choice, dashes into our studio to lead the young-adult resistance.

Duration:00:44:20

138. What If the Government Made You Act Like An Android? | Aberration with Cathy McCrumb

11/15/2022
In the Children of the Consortium series, one woman's broken nanotech implant helps her rediscover human connection.

Duration:00:44:44

137. Which Dystopian Doom Sounds Worse, Orwell’s ‘1984’ or Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’?

11/8/2022
We live in a society shaped by two dystopian fictions—Aldous Huxley's hedonistic fake-utopia versus George Orwell's authoritarian Big Brother.

Duration:01:34:48

136. How Did Politics Become King of Evangelical Popular Culture?

11/1/2022
Christians invest a lot into political persuasion, possibly neglecting stories' power to change human hearts.

Duration:01:29:29

135. Why Are Some Christians So Curious About Nephilim?

10/26/2022
Join us for this giant controversy about these "monsters," who make such a quick cameo in Genesis 6 but get a starring role in many Christian speculations.

Duration:01:32:02

134. Why Do Mad Scientists Keep Trying to Make Monsters?

10/18/2022
That twist ending is true—mad scientists are the real monsters, abusing their power, creations, and human lives because they want to become like God.

Duration:01:00:29

133. How Are New Fans Discovering the Horror and Holiness of ‘Dracula’?

10/11/2022
This year, over 200,000 Dracula Daily readers have rediscovered Bram Stoker’s original classic novel, cheering its earnestly good heroes who fight predators with the power of Christ.

Duration:01:00:09

132. Do Christians Really Need Horror? | Fiction’s Chief End, part 5

10/4/2022
Horror can host ungodly creatures and themes that glorify darkness, not God, but the best horror helps us flee to the light and power of Christ.

Duration:01:25:59

131. What If An Airborne Mist Turned Humans Into Zombies? | The Skyworld Series with Morgan L. Busse

9/27/2022
In Morgan L. Busse's new Skyworld duology, the Mist is rising and threatening to turn humans into steampunk zombies.

Duration:00:53:50

130. Will Audiobooks Form the Future of Christian Fantasy? | Oasis Family Media with Steve Smith

9/20/2022
Listen to classic and new fantastical audio adventures while watching for a Sky Turtle with Oasis Family Media president Steve Smith, our next guest in the Steve Saga.

Duration:01:18:22

129. Why Does Fantastical Fiction Express God’s Creativity? | Enclave Publishing with Steve Laube

9/13/2022
Join agent/publisher Steve Laube to explore how and why Enclave Publishing shares award-winning Christian fantastical fiction.

Duration:01:30:48

128. How Can Christian Fans Engage Their Local Libraries? | with Steve Rzasa

9/7/2022
Steve Rzasa leads a public library, creates dozens of fantastical novels, and now arrives as our first guest in the Steve Saga.

Duration:01:28:40

127. Can a ‘Code of Honor’ Help Christian Unity in Creative Groups?

8/30/2022
When Christian fans aim to fight about fandom and imagination, let's look to Jesus and to mutual cautions about respect, morality, and celebrating our stories with purpose.

Duration:01:17:29

126. How Can We Respond With Grace and Truth to Christian Cringe? | with Kevin McCreary

8/23/2022
Say Goodnight Kevin's snarky reviewer helps us stay honest about cringey Christian culture while also being gracious to Christ's people.

Duration:01:56:16

125. Why Do ‘False Prophets’ Predict Doom for Movie Theaters and Other Cultural Experiences?

8/16/2022
Christians often sound negative about popular culture, but some secular critics seemed to forget that God made humans to gather in public and celebrate stories.

124. How Should Christian Novels Help Secular Readers?

8/9/2022
Christian-made novels best serve non-Christian readers by showing realistic worlds instead of sentimental heroes or morality.

Duration:01:45:02

123. Which Fantastical Novels Won Big at the 2022 Realm Awards?

8/2/2022
Stephen just returned from the Realm Makers conference, and shares with Zack all about the event, Lorehaven's booth, and Realm Award winners.

Duration:01:08:44

122. Why Are More Fans Turning Against Their Favorite Franchises?

7/29/2022
Christians may have a different take on fans who must grieve corrupted stories and learn to love again.

Duration:01:20:04

121. Will Humans Colonize the Cosmos Before Jesus Returns?

7/19/2022
Scripture says everyone on Earth will see Jesus Christ's glorious appearing, which could make a confusing future for people not living on Earth.

Duration:01:06:15

120. How Can Christians Enjoy Biblical Freedom in Fiction and Imagination?

7/12/2022
Christian fans are called to freedom, but we should use this gift to serve others, not as opportunity to sin.

Duration:01:11:37