In the Fantastical Truth podcast from Lorehaven, 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.
And here is episode 1: What If the Three Wise Men Actually Wanted to Crown a King? | The End of the Magi.
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Exploring Matthew 2 and The End of the Magi
- What was the star of Bethlehem?
- Why did the magi connect a star with “one born king of the Jews” (Matt. 2:2)?
- How many wise men made the journey to find the newborn king?
- What did Chuck Missler believe about Daniel’s prophetic record?
- What did Zack’s college professor, Rick Larson, think about the star?
- How does this story compare with other biblical fiction?
- What can Christian readers rightly expect of biblical fiction?
- Why do we like the idea of seeing into the future?
- Is biblical fiction “fantastical” fiction?
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On our next episode
We’ll explore a big question that Christian fantasy fans can’t stop talking about: Should Christians “look for the Christian label” for novels, movies, music and other things that Christian creators make? How do we recognize our own associations with the label—such as a “seal of quality” or a “seal” that guarantees anything but quality?