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What's Sci-Fi got to do with it?

Some things just go together. Peanut butter and chocolate. Milk and cookies. Lois and Clark. But somebody had to put them together in the first place, and most likely their beginnings may have seemed strange to others. But the creators knew that they had something special despite critical eyes and it is to their credit that we now enjoy a sweet mix.

Some people can't comphrend how anything good could come out of combinding Jesus and Sci-Fi. What's sci-fi got to do with our spiritual journey? And what's Jesus got to do with fiction? Well, maybe more than some have imagined.

One of Jesus' trademarks was his how he spoke to the crowds (big and small) and shared stories with them. Some were about real people and others were parables, but each pointed to the Truth. Jesus understood the power of storytelling and how it could plant seeds to forever change a soul. In Luke 8:9-10, the disciples asked Jesus why He spoke in parables and this is His response:

The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, 'though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.'
The Message version puts it this way:
You've been given insight into God's kingdom—you know how it works. There are others who need stories. But even with stories some of them aren't going to get it: Their eyes are open but don't see a thing, Their ears are open but don't hear a thing.
The fact is some people just won't get how Jesus and Sci-Fi blend, but to those who do, a new world is opened up to them.

This blog is a place for me to write about one of my passions: finding Christian lessons displayed in science fiction (and fantasy) storytelling via books, TV, movies and videogames. I'll be doing some reviews, commentary and simply providing links to some really cool stuff. If you're a Christian who's into Sci-Fi please join the conversation. I'm even looking for a couple other people to be regular contributors. I'd especially like another girl to show people that ladies like Sci-Fi too.

Happy reading!!

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