Critical Views

Why Do Females Dominate the Dystopian World?

Why Do Females Dominate the Dystopian World?

Guest Blogger: Nadine Brandes   Katniss Everdeen. Tris Prior. Cassia Reyes. Linh Cinder. Recognize any of these names? It’s okay, names were never my strong suit either, but the book titles might help you: The Hunger Games, Divergent, Matched, Cinder. These books have several things in common. First, they’re all YA dystopian novels. Second, they […]

So What’s So Horribly Horrible About …THAT…

So What’s So Horribly Horrible About …THAT…

Guest Blogger: H.G. Ferguson It’s October, that time again. Again, Halloween looms. It is also a time when TV is stuffed with various and sundry offerings of such a nature that many, if not most, Christians shun them as they would a Black Mass. I refer of course to the horror film (and TV), which […]

Pace Yourself

Pace Yourself

Have you ever been disappointed at a concert because your favorite band sounded different than the radio? My wife and I had an awkward moment upon discovering that yahoo broadcasts live concerts on their website. She noticed Aerosmith was live and clicked in curiosity. To be honest, I was surprised they were still playing. We […]

It’s Not About You, Princess

It’s Not About You, Princess

In the news a lot lately about how someone is offended by this or that, or we should go out of our way not to offend someone or other for this or that reason. Recently, a restaurant took down a picture of bacon because a Muslim woman said she was offended by the image. Just […]

You Don’t Get to Choose

You Don’t Get to Choose

In last week’s post, I talked about how each and every one of us sins, so we shouldn’t judge one sin greater than others or label certain people as sinners, because we ALL fall into this category. But, as promised, that’s not all I have to say about that. As I said last week, ultimately, […]

Hell Awaits You

Hell Awaits You

This image came across my Facebook newsfeed the other day. The friend who posted it is not a Christian, and so naturally mocking of Christians and jokes about Hell being cool ensued. After much deliberation I decided against commenting, to either explain or decry the things this sign says and how Christianity doesn’t say what […]

Christian Fiction Parables

Christian Fiction Parables

Last week, in my post When is Christian Fiction Not? I talked about  the lines between Christian fiction and secular fiction, and how more and more Christian speculative fiction seems to be cross-over, not really appropriate for the CBA market, but not secular enough for the mainstream market. Someone commented that back in the old […]