Tag Archive | Christianity

Why Alara’s Redeemer Is a Woman

Why Alara’s Redeemer Is a Woman

I’ve started pitching Alara’s Call this way: It’s about a clergywoman who becomes a prophet. She’s called to prophesy to world leaders, starting with her father, about how God expects Her people to be governed. More than half the time, that “Her people” gets totally ignored. Either people think it refers to Alara, or they’re […]

“Tha-Reee!”

“Tha-Reee!”

Guest Blogger: Angie Brashear In recent weeks my sons have spent their evenings watching the NBA Finals, energetically cheering on the San Antonio Spurs. Most game nights, their animated antics interrupted me as I attempted to prepare for the release of my debut novel, Of the Persecuted. But it was difficult to get irritated with […]

Let’s stop using the word ‘Easter’

Let’s stop using the word ‘Easter’

Of the major lanuages, only English and German call the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection anything like “Easter.” In German it’s Ostern, but in most other languages it’s something like the Dutch Pasen or Italian Pasqua, “Passover.” Even in Welsh (Pasg) and Irish (Cáisc) it’s derived from the Hebrew (by way of Latin). In a few […]

When humanists critique sacred art

When humanists critique sacred art

Guest Blogger: Hans Hergot What might a humanist writer have to say about the importance of sacred art? Quite a lot actually. The basic premise of the article is that if you ignore the whole “god” thing, sacred art is important because it remind us how very, very human we are. An unsurprising point from […]

How the ‘Son of God’ movie lost me

How the ‘Son of God’ movie lost me

The Son of God movie isn’t the first movie based on a book to disappoint me. It probably won’t be the last. But it sure is the most significant. Not that I’ve actually seen the movie, as such. When the movie was first being promoted, I thought the actor looked familiar. Then, as more information […]

The Devil’s Hand

The Devil’s Hand

Guest Blogger: H.G. Ferguson It’s October. Halloween looms. The time of pumpkins and costumes, candy and horror. It is also the time when our Enemy the Devil wants people to believe he’s greater than the One who made him. He’s not. But there is…the Devil’s…hand… What then is the Devil’s “hand”? The extent and nature […]

The Parable of the Slasher Film

The Parable of the Slasher Film

By N. Paul Williams If you don’t fear the Parable of the Sower, Dear Church, you probably should. It is the slasher film of Bible Stories with a survival rate of one in four. For the benefit of those who might be unfamiliar with Matthew 13:3-8, Mark 4:3-8, or Luke 8:5-8, Jesus told a story […]

Ethics of The Ending

Ethics of The Ending

I am a Christian. That may conjure up many things in your mind. Regardless of what you might be thinking right now, I will say this. Just as your personal beliefs shape your view of the world, so do mine. So, while I don’t demand that you agree with my view of the world (although […]