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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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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What’s a Symbol? (Allegory Pt 1)

It's become very popular to call The Chronicles of Narnia allegorical. However, as several scholars have noted, C.S. Lewis himself refuted that suggestion. He preferred to call it a "supposal." A similar argument comes up in discussions about Jesus' parables. As Mark L. Strauss notes in his book Four Portraits, One Jesus, for a time …

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