Jeremy Pierce on Christians and Sci-Fi or Fantasy

Jeremy Pierce has a good piece on Christians who enjoy science fiction and fantasy. I particularly appreciated his clear statement that entertainment itself is a value, that we don’t only read fiction for some educational purpose or other, but that it can simply be relaxation and entertainment.

He says:

So you don’t need to think of fiction as revelation in any important sense to think that it provides an occasion for something that can be productive. It’s bad if it distracts from more important things, as is true of any kind of enjoyable activity. At the same time, a little rest and relaxation, especially if it engages aspects of our thinking that we don’t otherwise use, is part of being productive in the long run. . . .

Go read the whole thing.

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