As many of you know, my friend Dan (from “The Ekklesia in Southern Maine“) and I have been working on a joint project called “Zombie Theology” for the last six weeks or so. When we first started, I wrote a couple of posts here telling people what we were doing. However, for the most part, I’ve kept this blog separate from Zombie Theology.
Dan and I have been overwhelmed, to say the least, in the response to our venture, both from Christians and from non-Christians.
But, now, we need your help. Dan and I have been incorporate many, many guest authors at Zombie Theology. And, we want to publish a series of posts that will be similar to the “Four Views” books. I’m sure you’ve seen books like Four Views on the Book of Revelation or Perspectives on the Ending of Mark: Four Views.
Our series will cover the topic of Christians participating in horror genres. We’re not limiting the series to just one type of horror genre (such as zombies), but we’d like the posts to cover horror genres in general. We do not expect each of the authors to agree with what we are doing… otherwise, why would we want four views?
We’re defining “participating in horror genres” as reading/writing articles/stories/novels, watching shows/movies, viewing/creating websites, participating in forums, viewing/buying/creating art related to horror genres.
In discussing this, we think the following four “views” would be a good start:
- Christians are free to participate in horror genres.
- Christians can participate in horror genres with some limitations (defined by the author, but not evangelism as a limitation – see below).
- Christians can participate in horror genres only for the purpose of evangelism.
- Christians should never participate in horror genres.
Our goal is to publish essays by four different authors (one from each view) on this blog and at “Zombie Theology.” Furthermore, we hope to include “rebuttal” from each of the other three authors on each of the views. We ask that you limit your essay to 1500 words. And, we hope to get the four submissions sometime before July 15, 2011.
By the way, during the month of July (when we plan to receive these submissions), we are running a contest. The person with the best submission to our site during July will win a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate.