Seven Ways to Find Truth in Fantastic Stories
Finding truth in fantastic stories starts with, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”E. Stephen Burnett on Apr 26, 2019
This weekend I’m sharing Lorehaven magazine with Realm Makers Bookstore in Cincinnati.
I’m also sharing these bookmarks with folks who visit the booth.
Here’s the complete text.
“Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”
— Scotch catechism
Seven ways to find truth in fantastic stories…
1. Explore the story itself.
Who does what, and why? What happens in the plot?
2. Discover this story-world.
What place is this? What styles and images do we find?
3. Find the common grace.
What is beautiful, good, and true?
4. Discerning idols.
What may the story exalt for “worship” apart from God?
5. Behold the gospel!
Idols always fail, so how does Jesus fulfill the story’s broken promises?
Now I must look to see if I have this bookmark amongst my stuff from the convention.
This bookmark is new since then, actually! We began using it at the Cincinnati convention.
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