In the Fantastical Truth podcast from Lorehaven.com, hosts E. Stephen Burnett and Zackary Russell find truth in fantastic stories, and apply the wonders of these imaginary worlds to the real world our Creator has called us to serve. Join the best Christian fantastical authors and other creative friends on this joyful journey, to find the happiness and holiness of Jesus through his gift of truthful imagination.
125. Why Do ‘False Prophets’ Predict Doom for Movie Theaters and Other Cultural Experiences?
Christians often sound negative about popular culture, but some secular critics seemed to forget that God made humans to gather in public and celebrate stories.
124. How Should Christian Novels Help Secular Readers?
Christian-made novels best serve non-Christian readers by showing realistic worlds instead of sentimental heroes or morality.
123. Which Fantastical Novels Won Big at the 2022 Realm Awards?
Stephen just returned from the Realm Makers conference, and shares with Zack all about the event, Lorehaven's booth, and Realm Award winners.
122. Why Are More Fans Turning Against Their Favorite Franchises?
Christians may have a different take on fans who must grieve corrupted stories and learn to love again.
121. Will Humans Colonize the Cosmos Before Jesus Returns?
Scripture says everyone on Earth will see Jesus Christ's glorious appearing, which could make a confusing future for people not living on Earth.
120. How Can Christians Enjoy Biblical Freedom in Fiction and Imagination?
Christian fans are called to freedom, but we should use this gift to serve others, not as opportunity to sin.
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Informative, Faith-based, Smart
The hosts make logical conclusions in an apologist manner toward helping Christian and lay audiences understand how fiction work fits into our lives today.
This podcast discussing fantastical fiction is not only for writers, but for readers and fans. The hosts go beyond the typical talk about Tolkien and CS Lewis, but dive deeper and encourage the listener to think imaginatively about all genres of entertainment. The podcast is well done. I appreciate the approachable professionalism.