Meditations on Elijah

Some time ago, I took a college course where one of my assignments was to re-tell a Bible story. I picked the story of Elijah meeting a widow in Sidon. I recently took that assignment and reformatted it as a story for The Odyssey. You can find it here:

3 Tips for Writing like J.R.R. Tolkien

Some time ago I wrote about creating the kind of stories C.S. Lewis wrote – entertaining stories with very obvious Christian ideas. Now I’m going to talk about how to write like J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien, who famously said he hated allegory, usually wrote stories that had Christian ideas but they were express subtly, creating an …

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Writing Quasi-Allegories (Allegory Pt 3)

Click here for Part 2 As I noted last time, full-blown allegories are hard to write because they have certain limits. However, you don't necessarily have to make an entire story allegorical. Many authors write quasi-allegories. In these works, the story has sections that are allegorical (didactic tone, important lessons) and other sections that are simply …

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What Filmmakers Can Learn From Passion of the Christ

“Christian movies” seem to go through times when they’re especially popular. For example, the 1950’s and 60’s produced some excellent Biblical epics. Since the early 2000’s, Biblical adaptations and movies with faith-based themes have been very popular. People debate a lot of things about the new Christian movie trend, but everyone seems to agree on …

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