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Finding biblical truth in fantastic stories

Finding biblical truth in fantastic stories

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United States

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Finding biblical truth in fantastic stories

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@lorehaven

Language:

English


Episodes

81. Should Christians Use ‘Clean Fiction’ to Fight a Dirty World?

9/28/2021
"Clean fiction" may leave out nasty elements about sex and self-worship, but poses other risks for Christians.

Duration:01:17:22

80. What if Satan is Planning Alien Conspiracies for the End Times? | The Jake Muller Adventures with Darby Kern

9/21/2021
Our world's final end-times trials could include a literal tribulation, Antichrist, even a rapture—and possibly also UFO deceptions.

Duration:01:27:27

79. How Do We Use Fantastic Fiction to Process Wars and Rumors of Wars?

9/14/2021
When terrorists attacked and towers fell, how did Christians engage with nonfiction books and fantastical tales?

Duration:01:16:58

78. What If You Discovered Fairy Dust and Peter Pan Were Real? | The Heirs of Neverland series with Kara Swanson

9/7/2021
Dust and Shadow author Kara Swanson shares the happy thoughts and nobledark struggles behind her Peter Pan retelling.

Duration:00:55:51

77. Creator, Evangelist, or Worshiper—What’s Our One Job When We Enjoy Stories? | Fiction’s Chief End, part 4

8/31/2021
Before we speak of our writing, discerning, cleaning, or using fiction, we must know our assignment: to glorify God and enjoy him forever.

Duration:01:14:48

76. Why Did Secular Readers Try to Cancel A Christian Historical Romance Novel? | with Parker J. Cole

8/24/2021
Christians must address romance fiction's tragic backstories when we respond to cancel campaigns with gospel grace and conviction.

Duration:01:20:59

75. What If Only Human Blood and Sacrifice Could Save Your Empire? | The Seventh Sun with Lani Forbes

8/17/2021
We deconstruct faith and suffering in Lani Forbes's Mesoamerican fantasy novel The Seventh Sun, winner of three Realm Awards.

Duration:01:00:05

74. What If Christians Created Backstory for Noah’s Ark and Also Built the Actual Boat? | with Tim Chaffey

8/10/2021
We're joined by Tim Chaffey of Answers in Genesis, one of the creative architects who helped build the Ark Encounter.

Duration:01:17:23

73. Does the Pentagon’s UFO Report Expose Unidentified Aerial Phenomena? | with Colin Samul

8/3/2021
Colin Samul joins us to explore the Pentagon's June report, which could not explain over 140 aerial encounters with strange objects.

Duration:01:11:38

72. When Our World Groans Under Sin, Should Christians Support Space Flight?

7/27/2021
God calls his people to comfort the afflicted, but also gave us his ancient command to explore the Earth and beyond.

Duration:00:59:10

71. Why Do Christian Fans and Authors Assemble at Realm Makers? | at Realm Makers 2021

7/22/2021
At Realm Makers, we shared story joys with executive director Scott Minor, The Seventh Sun author Lani Forbes, and other fantastic creators.

Duration:01:11:39

70. Why Did A 1980s Televangelist Try to Cancel the RPG DragonRaid? | with James R. Hannibal

7/13/2021
Suspense and fantasy novelist James R. Hannibal joins us to explore this true story of dice-rolling, discipleship, death, and rebirth.

Duration:01:03:37

69. How Can Faithful Stories Best Show Backslidden Heroes?

7/6/2021
Realistic backsliders recover faith not by shallow isolated sentiment, but by serious biblical restoration to Christ's people.

Duration:00:54:36

68. Why Do Time Travelers Like to Romanticize the Past? | Come Back to Me with Jody Hedlund

6/29/2021
Stories can help readers explore the past in new ways, often showing how history points to ultimate happy endings.

Duration:00:51:46

67. How Do Fantastic Stories Avoid Preachiness While Still Discipling Readers in Christ? | with L. G. McCary

6/22/2021
Christian-made stories should not preach from on high at readers beyond the "fourth wall," but should help disciple our imaginations in Christ.

Duration:01:15:11

66. What If You Escaped Your Floating Island, But Returned to Face Rebellion? | Windward Shore with Sharon Hinck

6/15/2021
Author Sharon Hinck joins us to explore grace versus legalism in her recently concluded fantasy trilogy, The Dancing Realms series.

Duration:01:11:00

65. Why Do Homeschool Families Love Christian-Made Fantastical Fiction?

6/8/2021
At the traveling Realm Makers Bookstore, homeschool families love to find Christian-made fantastical fiction. What can they teach us?

Duration:00:52:31

64. Should Christians ‘Mask Up’ or ‘Get Vaccines’ to Prevent Fiction Infections?

5/25/2021
Viruses, masks, and vaccines act out a parable for sin, the law, and grace, so let's not confuse secular symbols for religious realities.

Duration:01:05:54

63. Did God Create Aliens and Would Jesus Need to Save Them?

5/18/2021
If God created life on other planets, would Scripture support these creatures being sentient, good, evil, or in need of redemption?

Duration:01:10:48

62. How Can Christian Fans Share Great Stories Without Becoming ‘Support Zombies’?

5/11/2021
How can Christian fans avoid shuffling along with subculture herds, even while we share the Christian-made stories we enjoy?

Duration:01:00:32