Early June in Oklahoma. Hot. The evening light slants through the stain glass windows and heats up the church. Guests arrive. The mothers are seated. The wedding memories start. Actually, wedding memories started the night before. There had been the rehearsal and its dinner. Wade, being best man, crashed out for the weekend with me […]
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While Dona and I were at college, we knew some guys who felt it ‘unspiritual’ to date. I wondered if they expected a lady dressed in white to show up at the door and say, “I’m God’s will for your life.” But I do understand their trepidation. It’s a scary thing to be young and […]
Before I leave dating lessons learned from Dona, I’ll give a few dating rules: Three lighthearted rules from Dona and three heavy rules from me. Scoff if you want, but they worked toward our relationship. Dona’s Dating Rule #1: Never Date a Guy Who Owns a Van A van could mean… If you can’t figure […]
Face it: As genres go, fantasy and science fiction do not lend themselves well to romance. Now before you protest by citing examples of book covers, let me say that romance is more than a buxom vixen next to a muscle man riding a dragon. That’s not romance; that’s just sex. Sex is not romance. […]
Fantasy Theology: Would a Fantasy World Need a Jesus? Or… 4 Theological States of Inhabitable Planets
I wonder about the question of universal redemption from evil. It’s the question that started me writing my science fantasy Curious Origins of a Restless World. Here’s my thoughts on the purely theoretical question of fantasy theology… Or is it theoretical? 1. Non-Sentient Let’s first consider a planet with life but no life that has […]