The Power Of Myth In Today’s Culture

The Lost Genre Guild alerted me to a new article out in Christianity Today called Sci-Fi’s Brave New World. The article’s focus is on science fiction, but it easily applies to fantasy as well in the sense that our current secular culture uses these forms of entertainment to find hope and meaning. The author of[…]

A Psalm For This Election

This is Pslam 75, and this applies no matter who wins tonight. We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks, for your Name is near; men tell of your wonderful deeds. You say, “I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge uprightly. When the earth and all its people quake, it[…]

Robin Hood’s Original Audacity

My daughter, Adele, just put an amazing post together summing up a lot of her deep research into the origins of Robin Hood. And she comes to VERY different conclusions from Stephen Lawhead, who places him in Wales shortly after the Norman invasion for his King Raven series. Also, she has applied her understanding of[…]

Why I Am Writing About King Arthur

The BBC just put up a news item about a King Arthur book, written by Philip Reeve, which won the UK’s oldest book award for his novel “Here Lies Arthur”. He beat six others to win. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) award is in its 71st year. According to the article:[…]

Great Fiction Distilled Into A Hymn

This Sunday we sang the hymn, “Once To Every Man And Nation“, which was written by James Russel Lowell. As I sang it, I realized “This hymn gives us the essence of great fiction!” First read the hymn and then see my notes below: Once to every man and nation,       comes the moment to decide,[…]