Recently I was quoted in an article that’s making it way around various writing circles both Christian and non-Christian alike discussing the need for edgy Christian Fiction.
In the article I state: The current Christian fiction out there seems dull, boring, and unrealistic. This doesn’t apply to every single book, but the majority of Christian fiction is very white washed, clean, and shows exemplary characters of sinners who sin ‘a little’. This is not to say that we don’t need those books, it’s good to have a benchmark to aspire to, with the ultimate goal of being like Christ. However the state of the church, particularly in the west, proves this to be opposite. Churches contain people who lie, cheat, and steal. Cynics, skeptics, and seekers sing praises to God, and don’t believe a word they’re singing.
I believe edgy Christian fiction addresses this by using the imagination of the mind, with real-world accuracy. It shows saints who go through life far from the peace and wisdom of God, and find their way back to Him. Of course it would have been better if they’d never fallen at all, but we all know that isn’t the case.”
What is edgy Christian fiction? How does it apply to us? Is there a point where we can go too far? Join me as I discuss these and other issues with my guest, author and pastor George McVey. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Tune in!