I believe in magic. That may sound bonkers, even heretical. The mistreatment of language and misunderstanding of words has led the modern Christian community to believe that the words ‘magic’ and ‘witchcraft’ have meanings and connotations that they needn’t have. I spent most of my life believing that verses such as Leviticus 20:27 (“A man… Continue reading Recovering Mysticism: Part Five
"Would you mind talking more about your last statement?" "You didn't mention psychological horror!" "What about Frankenstein and other classics?" I had enough responses to the last post (after just twelve hours, guys! Whoa!) that I realized I needed to write a followup post and discuss some of the topics readers brought up. I decided… Continue reading //SCWH: Requiem (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself)
"I WANT TO WRITE A BLOG POST ABOUT SOMETHING TO DO WITH STORIES." I was sitting with my feet propped up on the windowsill, staring at a blank page. Arielle, always eerily at the ready with an answer (seriously, it's basically a superpower) said, "WRITE ABOUT WHETHER YOU THINK CHRISTIANS SHOULD WRITE HORROR." Well, I… Continue reading //should Christians write horror?
I grew up believing (firmly) that Harry Potter was evil. I could watch Lord of the Rings, Willow, and Stardust to my heart's content, but Harry Potter was a horse of a different color. When I first saw the Lord of the Rings, I was enchanted. I thought, This is very different from what… Continue reading //Harry, magic, and the Bible
I was recently interviewed by my friend and fellow writer, Eli. He asked an excellent question about Christianity and mythology, and I gave a response - but the response was too short. That day I was asked to expound on the subject. SO HERE I AM, EXPOUNDING Many modern Christians are afraid. They're afraid of… Continue reading //so much the better