Dragons Take Flight at An Unexpected Journal
An Unexpected Journal Celebrates the Release of Summer Issue on Dragons with a Livestream Launch Party June 25th
In its fifth year, An Unexpected Journal is quarterly publication dedicated to cultural apologetics. Each issue explores themes of redemption, good and evil, and life's purpose through a Christian lens. "AUJ is different than most apologetic journals that you will find," explains managing editor Dr. Zak Schmoll, "Most apologetic books focus solely on reason and arguments, our work also engages the imagination."
The imaginative focus is evident with creative works by published Christian fantasy writers such as Carey Green (The Dragonslayers Chronicles), Azalea Dabill (The Falcon Chronicles and Fantastic Journey), and Donald W. Catchings, Jr. (Time Sacrifice series). The issue also includes an excerpt from the upcoming release, The Chaos Spiral, by Adam Brackin, as well as creative pieces by George Scondras, Jacqueline Wilson, and Alex Markos.
Imagination is combined with reason in essays exploring the portrayal of dragons in literature, myth, and history. Archaeologist Ted Wright bridges the gap between fiction and history with a historical survey of accounts of dragons beginning in the Ancient Near East to today, while C.M. Alvarez shares the key a dragon holds to understanding the book of Job. Elizabeth Martin, Junius Johnson, Clark Weidner, and Melissa Cain Travis reflect on different aspects of C.S. Lewis' well-loved work, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and the hope it gives for the redemption of humanity. Christine Norvell and Tracey Leary plumb the depths of the human heart illustrated in a children's book and an alternate history fantasy, respectively. Pastor Jesse Baker wraps up the issue by highlighting the Biblical portrayal of dragons from Genesis to Revelation and the surprising hope it brings.
Readers can hear the thoughts behind the works by joining the livestream event on the Facebook page or YouTube channel for An Unexpected Journal. The livestream will begin at 2:00 pm CDT and the four-hour event will include six 30-minute sessions with contributors as panelists. Live giveaways will be held throughout the event. For more details and a full schedule, visit https://anunexpectedjournal.com/
About An Unexpected Journal
An Unexpected Journal is a quarterly publication dedicated to Christian cultural apologetics. To learn more about the journal, visit https://anunexpectedjournal.com. To buy a copy of the journal, visit the journal website or your local Christian bookstore.
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