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The word fantasy has a bad rap amongst Christians. In fact, most Christians only use the word in a negative way, such as, “I’m struggling with fantasy,” or “How are you doing with fantasy?”
Fantasy is a catchall word for lust and sexual temptation. But is fantasy only sexual? Are there other ways we can fantasize without lusting? And can fantasy ever be a good thing? Can fantasy be a resource in the Christian life instead of something bad or dangerous?
Corey Latta is a C. S. Lewis expert and literary critic. He joins us to discuss the power of fantasy and how fantasy can be used as a gift for Christians and not just a curse.
Corey discusses how faith and hope require imagination. And when we are imagining things that are not real, or are not yet real, we are technically fantasizing. Faith and hope require us to see the world differently than it currently is, to believe that things could be different. To practice faith and hope is to practice a holy way of using fantasy.
Join Shane and Corey as they process the place of fantasy in the Christian life.
Some of the Interview Questions:
Is fantasy the same thing as lusting?
Can fantasy be used apart from sexual sin?
Can fantasy ever be a good thing?
Technically, what is fantasy?
What does fantasy have to do with faith and hope?
Should Christians be using the word “fantasy” differently?
Who is Corey Latta??
Corey Latta, PhD, is a husband, father, writer, speaker, counselor, as well as the author of When the Eternal Can Be Met, C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing and the forthcoming Serve the Work: Reflections on Christ and the Creative Life. Corey is the father of four (two sets of twins!), Justice, London, Gus, and Emma.