The spiritual message of a sacred story, designated for each of us, is the one that uplifts our own heart’s resonance, in the place where we are most confused.
Christian Writing & Editing
The topic of horoscopes, with reference to Jesus Christ, sparks debate. Some religious people regard astrological inquiry as impious or at least trivial. Others reason, to the contrary, that astrology may lay claim to truth from one vantage point. Jesus himself...
How shall we understand visionary experience? What is its function in the life of the biblical prophet? In this article, I will take a look at the prophet Ezekiel, whose florid mysticism verges, at times, on madness. I will suggest that the difference between...
Romance is a vast category and publishers of all shapes and sizes have whetstoned its various elements to fit within multihued and varicolored categories, which means that…
Advice for Christian Fiction Writers Part 3: Can a Christian Novelist Go Too Far?first and second posts: Can Christian novelists go too far with their content in trying to reach the world with life-changing stories that can touch hearts and point readers toward God? At the end of the second post, I took us into […]
Advice for Christian Fiction Writers Part 1: The Spectrum of Readers for a Christian Novelist Before his ascension, Jesus Christ told his disciples: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15) and “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). To any serious follower of Christ, these are […]
Is the Holy Spirit nudging you to write a novel? So you’re a Christian who follows God with all your heart, and you’ve had a great idea for a story simmering in your imagination. So what’s stopping you from writing?* Maybe the better question is, do you know that your story will have the potential […]
Stories, stories, stories. Whether it’s a spaceship full of pirates in a fight that will determine the fate of the universe … or a young magician who embraces his destiny and stands alongside dragons, elves, and the like in a battle against a dark legion … or even a US Army first sergeant’s real-life account […]
Any Christian who sets out to write a book will automatically find him or herself struggling to balance three primary concerns, all of which happen to start with the letter “C”: Christ, Commerce, Content.
Are You a Writer or a Preacher? My biggest pet peeve when it comes to Christian fiction is that too many Christian writers see storytelling as a means to an end–preaching a message-rather than an end in itself. When I encounter such writing, I tend to go off on a rant comparing two of the […]