SE Podcast #55: How to Show and Not Tell the Gospel in Fiction

October 22, 2022

“Show, don’t tell” is a common writing mantra, but can it extend to how the gospel influences your fiction? What are some practical ways you can allude to God’s reality without becoming preachy? In today’s episode, Mariposa, Josiah, and Lori discuss how characters’ actions can point to Christ, as well as the purpose of writers within the broader context of the church. Listen to their conversation below!



How has the gospel impacted your own stories? Let us know in the comments!


View the show notes for this episode here, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Story Embers podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.

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  1. Noah Scherer

    This was amazing. As a Christian storyteller I have struggled with really wanting to have my stories reflect the gospel and God’s great story, and wanting to do that well. This was really helpful in that, giving me some practical advice for ways to do that. It was also nice to see that people do still enjoy characters that are morally strong, because I like that as well and have many of my characters morally strong, but don’t see it often in current stories. Anyways I’m rambling now, but just thank you guys so much for this and for everything you do at Story Embers!


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