Behold another Fantastical Truth podcast episode. This one is chock-full of deep-magic goodness about God’s gift of human imagination.1
This time we’re joined by biblical/supernatural novelist and nonfiction author Brian Godawa.
Here’s an excerpt from our show notes. You can get the full set at the podcast episode page.
We make these topic concessions:
- We can’t go into the entire “graven images” issue here (e.g. what do we do with pictures of Jesus in movies, coloring pages). Another time, perhaps.
- We also can’t address every historical instance of Christians idolizing images.
- We can’t deal with the issue of different personalities. God has gifted some of his people with (colloquially) “left brain” gifts, so they can be engineers or programmers or even theologians skilled in translating/exegeting words. And he’s gifted others with more “right brain” gifts. Side effect of either: hardship understanding the other type of person, or even wrongly judging them.
We explore imagination across the gospel narrative:
- Redemption, in old and new Testaments
Next on Fantastical Truth:
This month we’re releasing our next Lorehaven issue. Its cover story explores our favorite Christian-made fantastical novels. This includes that classic of the 1980s, Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness, a classic (especially for Christians!) supernatural thriller that asks: What If the Armies of Hell Tried to Invade Your Hometown? Lorehaven’s review chief, Austin Gunderson, will join the podcast to explore the Peretti-verse with us.
- Brian Godawa later pointed out that the word irrational in this article’s original title is better replaced with the word non-rational. He comments, “Irrational is of course, against reason, while non-rational can transcend reason without negating it.” ↩