The Chronicles of Narnia Still Grips Our Imagination, 70 Years Later

As this month marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of C. S. Lewiss The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Christians would do well to ask whether The Chronicles of Narnia might show us the way to address the generations to come. Narnia persists in our imaginations because Lewis knew something about us that... Read more

The Church needs its prophetic imagination now as much as ever

(Photo: Unsplash/Aaron Burden)I am convinced that if any of Israel's prophets were alive today, their preaching would be powerful and prolific (although not always popular). When we look at their preaching of the past, just one trajectory dominates the books of the Prophets. That trajectory is from judgement to hope. Messages following such a trajectory... Read more

Children of Blood and Bone and the Importance of the Black Imagination in the West – Christ and Pop Culture

Every other Tuesday inStoried,K. B. Hoyleexplores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. In Tomi Adeyemis best-selling YA Fantasy story, Children of Blood and Bone, seventeen-year-old Zlie discovers shes been chosen by the gods to restore magic to the maji, her oppressed people from whom an evil... Read more

TGC Podcast: Opening Your Bible? Turn on Your Imagination

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. So, my name is Russ, I am a pastor in Nashville, Tennessee with Christ Presbyterian Church. We’re a multi-site campus, and I pastor one of those sites. So, I’m the regular preacher and... Read more

Star Trek: Picards Stunning Failure of Creativeness – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] **Spoiler Alert: This text accommodates spoilers for Season One in every of Star Trek: Picard.** Iimagined I'd have ideas when CBS All Accesss formidable Star Trek: Picard ended its inaugural season. The present started its run in January as a meditation on the roles we play in observingand shapinghistory, and that sense of the... Read more

Stir the Creativeness, One Sermon at a Time

[ad_1] Do you assume I'm attempting to weave a spell? Maybe I'm; however bear in mind your fairy tales. Spells are used for breaking enchantments in addition to for inducing them. And also you and I've want of the strongest spell that may be discovered to wake us from [our] evil enchantment. C. S. Lewis,... Read more