Some of Jesus’ most powerful lessons were delivered through parables—and the art of the parable isn’t entirely lost in modern fiction. At their heart, all stories ponder the question, “What if?” But this becomes the backbone of speculative fiction, which encompasses the categories of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. This genre gets its name from its postulations about worlds, beings, characters, and social systems that don’t exist in our world but may bear similarities to it.
Likewise, speculative fiction reflects on what is wrong with our world, what has been done to fix it, why those solutions haven’t worked, and its ultimate fate. Much like a parable set in paranormal, futuristic, or fantastical disguise, speculative fiction presents a roadmap to salvation—from the horrors of sin and death, to our attempts to resolve sin’s effects through science and technology, to realizing that redemption means reliance upon a power outside of our control. In fact, speculative fiction often explores biblical issues but normally doesn’t deliver them in religious packaging….
You can read more on “The Lookout”‘s website: http://www.lookoutmag.com/of-zombies-…
Disclaimer: “The Lookout” is a publication from Standard Publishing. I only make the distinction because I think there are some less legit publications out there of the same name.