Christian Storytelling and Respecting the Medium

“The problem Christian movies is that people go wanting to experience Cinema and not experience GOD!” That criticism of Christian film, read on a social media post recently, betrays a common misunderstanding of Christian Storytelling. Cinema is a storytelling medium but many Christians bring Sunday School lesson expectations into it that don’t match the medium. … More Christian Storytelling and Respecting the Medium

Glass, or How NOT To Tell A Superhero Story

I finally took the time recently to watch Glass (2019), the final chapter in M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero trilogy which began with Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016). It had its good moments, particularly in pretty much every scene involving James McAvoy, but ultimately it was filled with plot holes, bad pacing and a completely unsatisfying … More Glass, or How NOT To Tell A Superhero Story

Mythopoiea: Writing Truth Through Fiction – Part 1

In my last post on writing Christian fiction, I asked whether or not we had abandoned the biblical basis for writing fiction in the modern-day philosophy of not preaching in Christian fiction. It is true that there exists a spectrum of approaches to writing Christian fiction, but simply noting what exists does not answer the … More Mythopoiea: Writing Truth Through Fiction – Part 1