Fantastical Truth

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When terrorists attacked and towers fell, how did Christians engage with nonfiction books and fantastical tales?
Dust and Shadow author Kara Swanson shares the happy thoughts and nobledark struggles behind her Peter Pan retelling.
Before we speak of our writing, discerning, cleaning, or using fiction, we must know our assignment: to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
Christians must address romance fiction's tragic backstories when we respond to cancel campaigns with gospel grace and conviction.
We deconstruct faith and suffering in Lani Forbes's Mesoamerican fantasy novel The Seventh Sun, winner of three Realm Awards.
We're joined by Tim Chaffey of Answers in Genesis, one of the creative architects who helped build the Ark Encounter.
Colin Samul joins us to explore the Pentagon's June report, which could not explain over 140 aerial encounters with strange objects.
God calls his people to comfort the afflicted, but also gave us his ancient command to explore the Earth and beyond.
At Realm Makers, we shared story joys with executive director Scott Minor, The Seventh Sun author Lani Forbes, and other fantastic creators.
Suspense and fantasy novelist James R. Hannibal joins us to explore this true story of dice-rolling, discipleship, death, and rebirth.
Realistic backsliders recover faith not by shallow isolated sentiment, but by serious biblical restoration to Christ's people.
Stories can help readers explore the past in new ways, often showing how history points to ultimate happy endings.
Christian-made stories should not preach from on high at readers beyond the "fourth wall," but should help disciple our imaginations in Christ.
Author Sharon Hinck joins us to explore grace versus legalism in her recently concluded fantasy trilogy, The Dancing Realms series.
At the traveling Realm Makers Bookstore, homeschool families love to find Christian-made fantastical fiction. What can they teach us?
Viruses, masks, and vaccines act out a parable for sin, the law, and grace, so let's not confuse secular symbols for religious realities.
If God created life on other planets, would Scripture support these creatures being sentient, good, evil, or in need of redemption?
How can Christian fans avoid shuffling along with subculture herds, even while we share the Christian-made stories we enjoy?
Christian-made sci-fi tends toward the softer side, leaving an opening for more complex futuristic tales that engage with controversial themes.
Why do our scientists get so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they don't stop to hear secular fiction's dire forecasts?
When stories lose the plot and just want to give you a religious lecture, should Christians get mad or else gently scoff in amusement?
Sci-fi novelist Kerry Nietz and Lorehaven review chief Austin Gunderson join our heroic team to explore the long-awaited super-film Zack Snyder's Justice League.
We explore how the Gospel and similar reflections in fantastic stories help us prepare for times of suffering, death, and resurrection.
Physical combat is often the defining feature of strength, but female characters needn’t be boxed into stereotypes to be considered strong.
Christians fleeing cancel culture should consider becoming “Amish cyberpunks” and build cutting-edge digital enclaves.
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