All posts in category Christian Living

Simmer Starters – January 29, 2016

Fairy Tales Could Be Older Than You Ever Imagined (Erin Blakemore) – Did you know that some fairy tales (in older versions) may have been around since before the Flood??  Considering we know very little about the world before the Flood, it kind of changes your perception, doesn’t it? The New Sexual World Order is So […]

Simmer Starters – January 22, 2016

Land Travel Before Engines (Chris Winkle) – This is an incredibly useful article for any author whose characters are going on a journey!  And full of interesting factoids, too…like this one! “It was uncommon for any overland travel to go much faster than human walking speed. That’s because when we’re fit, humans are the epitome of […]

How God Used My Fictional Character to Teach Me True Things

What if our characters are real?  What if they are actually the souls of unborn children who died before birth, and God gives them to authors as inspiration for characters in our stories?  What if we will meet all our characters someday in heaven? When I came up with that fun fictional concept last week, I […]

Simmer Starters – October 19, 2015

I’m so sorry this is several days late!!  I have loads of links to share with you. Porn and Worship: A Look at Emotionalism in the Church (Zach Bartels) – Great article, countering something I’ve been thinking about for awhile now…the tendency of conservative Reformed churches to look skeptically on emotion.  “Just as porn doesn’t change […]

Simmer Starters – October 10, 2015

Carole McDonnell on Story Evangelism (Speculative Faith) – I am loving the #StoryEvangelism series at SpecFaith!  This was a particularly thought provoking piece with a lot of gems to mull over.  “As artists, Christians are so aware of a Christian creative tradition (Lewis, the Arthurian Cycle, and Tolkien, for instance) and so aware that other Christians want something […]