“Secular” isn’t a Genre.

I’m a Christian.  I love Jesus, and do my best to serve Him in what I do.  In this journey as a Christian though, I have heard secular come up in sermons and casual conversations as a genre.  Christian is a genre, Religion is a genre, but that doesn’t mean that is the case with... Continue Reading →

On Horror

This may be blasphemy to the Horror genre, but I hate what it is anymore.  The classical horror of the Victorian era let the imagination of the reader fill in the blanks allowing for more “horror” than bombarding people with gore.  Yes, I know, death is a part of the genre, but in recent decades,... Continue Reading →

In Defense of Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre that has long and deep roots but is mostly attributed to Tolkien.  There is a good reason for that, he modernized the genre and largely became the father of High Fantasy. All subsequent books in the genre have been compared to Tolkien’s works.  Most authors who write Fantasy can attribute Tolkien... Continue Reading →

Hope in Fiction

Note: This is a companion article to Cynical Fiction. Why do people read or watch fiction?  Entertainment is the short and easy answer, but there is undoubtedly more.  After all, we can be entertained by non-fiction as well.  Fiction, particularly speculative fiction is a window into the possible. Fiction shows us what happens if we... Continue Reading →

Secular isn’t a Genre

I’m a Christian.  I love Jesus, and do my best to serve Him in what I do.  In this journey as a Christian though, I have heard secular come up in sermons and casual conversations as a genre.  Christian is a genre, Religion is a genre, but that doesn’t mean that is the case with... Continue Reading →

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