When the World Says “Move”, Part 3 — The Scholarly Scribe

Just wanted to share this thoughtful post on the difference between loving, judging, and condemning:   Welcome back for the third and final part of this weekly series. In Part 1 I took a look at a quote from Marvel’s Civil War series and how certain aspects of it can be interpreted as relevant to … Continue reading When the World Says “Move”, Part 3 — The Scholarly Scribe

What Writing Can Tell Us About God

It sounds audacious, but it is largely the premise of Dorothy L. Sayers' The Mind of the Maker. Because writers, like other artists, are "sub-creators," they can give us a unique perspective on the Creator Himself, which can simplify questions of how one can make good and evil, and how miracle, free will, and the Trinity might … Continue reading What Writing Can Tell Us About God

Should Christian Novels Should Be Different?

As Patrick from patrick's thoughts reminded me in his comments on my initial post on writing as a Christian, Christian authors have a standard to uphold. We cannot approach novel writing just as non-Christian novelists do. 1 John 1:6 says, "If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and … Continue reading Should Christian Novels Should Be Different?

What Makes a Christian Author “Christian”?

I have come across a few readers, at various times, who avoid certain fantasy books just because the authors are Christian. No other reason is given; they even admit that, until they read a remark in another reader's review, they didn't know the author's religious beliefs. And it made me wonder why this matters. Can … Continue reading What Makes a Christian Author “Christian”?

Books: Power on Printed Page…or Electronic Screen

To all those writers who've ever wondered what's the point. Why bother writing? What difference can it possibly make? Sometime about 1878, Oscar Wilde seemed on the verge of joining the Roman Catholic Church. He wavered back and forth on this for a few years until he read a book that changed him, turning him … Continue reading Books: Power on Printed Page…or Electronic Screen

Jane Austen and Christianity, Part Two

I recently came across the existence of Jane Austen's prayers while reading the annotated Pride and Prejudice. Before that, I'd never known such a thing existed, despite having read numerous biographies and books about her and her writings. I knew we had many of her letters; I'd even read the deleted chapter if Persuasion, but … Continue reading Jane Austen and Christianity, Part Two

Glass

There is Light And there is Darkness And we are glass.   Purified So Day can shine through us Illuminating hearts, Changing lives.   Or clouded So only Night can glare Shriveling flowers, Darkening worlds.   We may be warped by our choices Whether Light Whether Darkness Until we can no longer change sides. Set … Continue reading Glass

Spotlight Saturday #5

I give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories that I want to use my online space, once a week, to send all of you to read something you might otherwise miss. To see last … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #5

The Great Contradiction

Divinity Steps down, Becoming like us. He assumes a face and a heartbeat, Coming to die.   Humility Submits even to death, Claiming the cup of sin Though no part was His. Gracious compassion Coming to die.   Trinity Divorces for our sakes. The Father turns away As the Son goes hellwards To scour the … Continue reading The Great Contradiction