Showdown

Blog | | Tuesday, May 31, 2011
cantina
The summer sun beats down savagely on the little village of Speculation, somewhere south of the Borders and north of the Amazon. A hawk cries in the distance as a tall man in a white hat, his face obscured by […] Read more …

Comic Books, Movies, And Novels – Where The Trine Meet

Blog | | Monday, May 30, 2011
ScroogeWithNephews
Recently former Writer’s Digest columnist Nancy Kress wrote a review of the movie Thor. In it she referred to the production as a “comic-book movie.” Whether or not you agree or disagree is beside the point (I haven’t see it, […] Read more …

Guest Post – Shiny Writing Tips From Mal Reynolds and Firefly

Blog | | Friday, May 27, 2011
I love space opera and sci-fi, which means I love Joss Whedon’s short-lived space western series Firefly, and I especially love Malcolm Reynolds. The Mal Reynolds character is what you get if you made a TV series about the adventures […] Read more …

Imagination: for God’s glory and others’ good, part 1

Blog | | Thursday, May 26, 2011
The divine Artist’s first direct-commissioned subcreation was a) a church building for all His people, b) built with Spirit-inspired excellence by a team.
While abusing the Bible for his own self-pleasure, doomsaying false prophet and Christ-slanderer Harold Camping also abused his God-given imagination — similar to how people also abuse God’s gift of romance and sex. Read more …

The Perils of Speculative Cooking

Blog | | Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"To Serve Man"
An article on the perils of Romance fiction, Amish stories, tales of the bonnet, and other subversive incitements to lust, lasciviousness, and unsanctified imagination caught my eye the other day. I experienced a thunderbolt of inspiration. Divine inspiration. The author, and the rest of us, have missed the true spiritual threat lurking among the stacks of supposedly “uplifting” reading material burdening the shelves our our supposedly “Christian” bookstores. Read more …

Imagination And Truth

Blog | | Monday, May 23, 2011
I am in conflict. I believe in telling the truth and I believe in the creativity of Man based on the Imago Dei. Part of me resonates with the “Evolution Of The Artist.” It sounds so freeing to color outside […] Read more …

Space opera, sci-fi, SF or ‘skiffy’?

Blog | | Friday, May 20, 2011
Does the term "sci-fi" automatically make you think of something like this?
Does the genre term “sci-fi” inevitably connote pulp stories, whose covers feature men wearing biceps and spacesuits, women wearing little, and horrifying invader robots wearing women? Or have perceptions been changing? Read more …

Thunders of ‘Thor’ echo Biblical truths, part 2

Blog | | Thursday, May 19, 2011
thor_humble
All truth is God’s truth, whether accidentally echoing in a pagan myth or a modern movie. And “Thor,” the latest Marvel superhero blockbuster, can remind us of pure romance, true myths, the future New Earth and even Christ’s sacrifice. Read more …

Time and a Half

Blog | | Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Re-GEN-er-ATE! I had to. I’m sorry. 0=) So,  my first Doctor Who-themed post talked about a greater power the Time Lords were bound to. The second was my overall take on the first three seasons. I hadn’t watched the last […] Read more …

Fairy Tales

Blog | | Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I offer here a brief fairy tale, which, like all great fairy tales, is even more wonderful because it is true. Read more …