by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/08/14, 01:28 pm
Jesus is trending in China.
It is quite unfortunate how often “Christian” fiction is interpreted to mean “nice” fiction. After all, the gospel (and most of the Bible) is not very nice. It is often necessary to forgo nice if you want to write something deeply true. Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment is a perfect example. While a story about an ax murderer and a prostitute is not exactly an easy sell as a Christian novel, it’s arguably one of the best Christian novels ever written.
UPDATE (April 3, 5:35 p.m. EDT): Brendan Eich stepped down from his post as Mozilla's CEO today after gay rights groups lambasted the company for promoting a leader who supports traditional marriage.