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

Future World: Finding a Time for Øtherworld

[Reposted from Øtherworld] It goes without saying that when you’re writing novels set in the far future, you have to consider how technology and society have changed. The further forward you go, the more drastic those changes will be. Recently, a reader asked me how far in the future my Øtherworld series takes place… [Read … More Future World: Finding a Time for Øtherworld

Can Aliens Be Saved? or, Extraterrestrial Life and the Christian Author – Part 2

Christians sci-fi authors have to ask ourselves a lot of strange questions. For example, when we ask “What If we discovered intelligent extraterrestrial life?” we almost certainly find ourselves asking another question: “Can aliens be saved?” Believe it or not, there are apologetics sites that attempt to tackle this very issue. For the most part, … More Can Aliens Be Saved? or, Extraterrestrial Life and the Christian Author – Part 2

When Worlds Collide: A Word on the Midwich Multiverse

If you’re at all familiar with my work, the word “Midwich” probably already means something to you. The fictional town of Midwich, WV is a nod to John Wyndam’s The Midwich Cuckoos. It’s also the setting of my first book, Johnny Came Home, an action-packed tale of people trying to make sense of their super … More When Worlds Collide: A Word on the Midwich Multiverse

Worldbuilding: A Look at the Religion and Magic of Øtherworld

In this worldbuilding post, we will look at the magic and religion of my forthcoming sci-fi series, Øtherworld. In Jarrod’s real life dystopian future, religion plays a big part in most people’s lives: “Atheism was out-of-fashion, at least in the West and in the European Union, mostly thanks to the misguided legacy of Dr. James … More Worldbuilding: A Look at the Religion and Magic of Øtherworld