1. Pam Halter says:

    A theme to all my work in the arts over the years has been, “God is so awesome and multifaceted that we need a variety of means to communicate with Him and about Him.”

    YES, Sharon! I think you’ve captured it beautifully. My passion in my fantasy writing is to plant the message, “You can do what God has chosen you to do!” And I want to do it through story. So, I decorate it with fairies and such, but hey, I like fairies and such!  HA!  Yes, indeed, we “get” to share how wonderful our God is and I’m enjoying every minute.

    • Sharon HInck says:

      Thanks, Pam! Sorry for my late response, but I just realized this had posted. (Yes, I often feel clueless about social media interaction. ha!) Love your heart for the theme of your stories. Amen!

  2. Great response to the question. Everyone is called in this art to do different things. And I love how you said “We get to!” Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. And oh my gosh! Your book covers look fantastic! Rock on!

  4. I sometimes feel weary at the circular arguments about story evangelism.

    Me, too, Sharon. But I think it’s because we’ve been around long enough that these are not new discussions for us. Other readers and/or writers might be coming at the subject for the first time. They need to know what other writers have concluded, what our thinking on the subject is.

    I’ve reached the same place you have, I think. I know what God has called me to, but it may not be the same place with the same goal He has called other writers to.

    I’m with Parker and Pam—love the concept of “getting to” point to Jesus Christ in my writing. It is what we’re called to as Christians—not as grudging servants, but as Paul said about earthly servants, “With sincerity of heart”—but what a privilege to do it in story!


    • Sharon HInck says:

      Hi, Becky,

      As always your thoughts are chock full of wisdom. Sorry my reply is so late. I just spotted this. I’m delighted for a chance to reaffirm the conclusions I’ve arrived at after years of discussing these questions… that this doesn’t have to be a battleground of “either/or” but that we can joyfully support each other’s callings.

  5. Amen. And Biblical truth will reveal this task to be a joyful privilege for the Christian author, not a burden. And I can speak as a reader and say that while I appreciate truths and beauties reflected in a non-Christian’s story, a story by a Christian author often reflects Christ to me more deeply than any other story.

    Thank you for this reflection, Sharon!

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