Vote CLUMP or We’re all DOOMED!

Fall. Autumn. Harvest. It’s one of my favorite times of year. That’s why I’m just thrilled to pieces over all this Election Hooptie-Doo, and that segment of Western humanity wasting away billions of dollars and billions of hours on the election of another new politician who – surprise, surprise – once again promises to solve all our ills. Wow! Meanwhile, the King of all Creation orchestrates the beautiful sunsets and the awesome tapestry of colorful trees that this season brings, all while holding the entire World and each living soul in the palm of His mighty hand. Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?

But yeah, I get it. I’m not new to this whole predictable mess of media hysterics and silly political theater. I mean, you’ve probably heard that saying of “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me”? Well, it’s the same with the election business. I’ve been fooled once (or even twice) into thinking that somehow the election of certain key figures would save the world and avert some horrific catastrophe. But as a Christian, I’ve slowly come to see it all in a different light. One which places far greater emphasis on Christ and His Kingdom, and one which places far less – so very much less – on Humanist Institutions and their laughable attempts to rule in place of God.

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Do I believe that if a certain political figure isn’t elected, we’ll end up doomed? Ha! Not at all. Sure, at one time I used to wake up on the morning after the election and sometimes get all depressed when this or that person or this or that issue was voted on in a way that I thought was unfavorable. It was kind of pathetic to be honest – but worse, it was a little self-serving. Because if I was entirely honest with myself back in those days, I just didn’t want a change that might require more work from me as a Christian. You know, because sometimes it just isn’t easy (or popular) to take a stand for the Lord’s Truth, and a lot of Christians (myself included) would rather have it easy. But does this make us better? Does it make the cause of Christ flourish? Hard to say. Although, I will say this: after years of having it pretty easy, it seems like the condition of Western Christians in today’s world isn’t so great – what with quite a large degree of apathy and ineptitude. But am I worried? Nope. God knows how to wake His people up. That’s why in the end, I’m confident that whoever supposedly “wins”, or whatever happens, God is King. He has a plan. Sure, it might not always be easy. But who knows…maybe He just wants to teach us to rely more on Him, and less on humanism. Whatever the case, I’m pretty excited for the future. Not a future of frail human ideas leading to a road of ruin – but a future based on the fantastic creativity and unmatched wisdom of God!

Just to be clear, I’m not talking about disengaging from society. Vote, or don’t vote in the election. But I think where it really counts is to be involved in your community. Be a great ambassador for Christ and His Kingdom to all those you know – like friends and family. Stand up for His Truth on a local level, where it really matters. If we all do this in our various communities, who knows what kind of BIG difference this could make! Far more so I think, than putting all your eggs in one basket over an election.

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Note: CRUMP is the combination of the two big politicians involved in the 2016 American election. Of course the establishment would like you to believe they are as different as night and day. But are they really? And we do recognize there are other politicians involved too, like Gary Johnson (yawn), Darrell Castle (probably the most libertarian) and Tom Hoefling (who seems to advocate government force a tad too much). Have any other comments on the Christian vote, voting, elections, Christianity and politics or any other issue? Let us know!

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Christian Star Trek?

christian, creativity, christianity, star trek, hope for the future, artwork, creativesWhat if Gene Roddenberry (the creator of Star Trek) or Isaac Asimov (scientist and sci-fi author) had been Christians? It might be easy to think, as I once did, that if these two brilliant and extremely creative men had been followers of God, then they surely wouldn’t have developed the amazing works they are known for. However, I think this couldn’t be more wrong!

As followers of Christ, we sometimes not only buy into the world’s cartoonish portrayal of Christians as uninspired Bible-reading robots trudging to church each sunday, but we also sometimes come under the false assumption that whatever the world offers up in the arts is the golden standard for creativity. This isn’t to say that there are some fantastic works that I’ve come across in my life. There are a lot of secular books, music, movies and games that I find extremely creative and even artistically inspiring – but don’t necessarily have a christian worldview. What I mean by this is that although we might be able to have political or philosophical discussions about these secular creative works, they’re all based around a very fleeting and even limited view of how humans view their “world”. It’s all ultimately passing away. Whether 100 years from now, or 20,000, a lot of the time we spend on artwork, politics, science, philosophy and business ultimately will either be seen as a mere curiosity down the road or will fade from memory all together.

An Awesome Future! This is why I’m suggesting the need for Christians to become ever more involved in creative pursuits like writing amazing science fiction novels, creating fantastic game worlds, illustrating graphic novels and developing thrilling and inspiring movies. If we truly believe in a hopeful and exciting future where people are saved from destruction and the individual finds purpose and love in life, then why wouldn’t we be motivated to share this message with a broken world? For example, could you imagine a Star Trek type of show that wasn’t just good TV, but actually inspired people to look to the eternal, and offered people the only way to live with purpose and peace?

Now I’m certainly not suggesting that everything Christians create be full of Bible verses and Bible commentary. But sometimes maybe it should. We know our audiences, and are certainly capable in utilizing good wisdom and judgement to know how to best deliver God’s truth! If unsure, pray about it, check your Bible, and talk it over with other Christians. Also, consider checking out fellow Christians who have a positive view of Christian Reconstructionism (and not the cartoonish view that leftists or secularists attempt to assign to this view of Biblical Christianity).

Great Christian Sci-fi and Fantasy: As for some of my favorite christian authors who have written what I consider to be some especially noteworthy science-fiction or fantasy works, check out The Chronicles of Narnia or the Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the excellent Lamb Amongst the Stars trilogy by Chris Walley. I’ve also really enjoyed Robot Wars by Sigmund Brouwer (for younger readers), Dragonspell by Donita K. Paul, Arena by Karen Hancock, The Personifid Project by R.E. Bartlett, Winterflight by Joseph Bayly, Lilith and Phantasies by George MacDonald, The Search for Fierra by Stephen R. Lawhead, and Nate Wilson’s 100 Cupboards series.

What do you think? How does your worldview or the things that interest you impact the way you look at the world? How does this impact your view of the future? What are some effective ways you think christian artists and writers could better engage their audiences? What are some of your favorite books, movies or games that you believe have a powerful christian message? Let us know! Also, be sure to check out our Artwork tab for awesome christian illustrations and more!