Literature and the arts intersect with the Kingdom of God all the time. Fantasy is a genre of
literature that is perpetually touching on the Kingdom. Think about just a few
titles where the main characters stumble into an alternate
A Wrinkle in Time
The Wizard of
In the realm of art, impressionists soften the harsh
light of reality and summon up echoes of the garden. Monet’s paintings, for
example, remind me of C.S. Lewis’
Perelandra, a book depicting the
God as it might originally
have existed – a world where the fall of man never occurred. It’s a theme
Paradise Lost. It’s
a theme we as humans continually bump up against.
In the original zombie movie, “Night of the Living
Dead,” zombies couldn’t be killed. They walked around unthinkingly, mindless in
the material world. As humans, we intersect with and touch the eternal all the
But too often, we dismiss such intersections as being coincidental – we
look for some rational explanation. We’re like zombies as long as we live in
this alternate reality and mistake it for the real
We are not human beings having a temporary spiritual
experience. We are spiritual beings having a temporary human experience. We
need to wake up to reality.
We can look at any number of artists and writers and see a lot in an
indirect way from the diffuse light they give off.