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SpecFaith’s regular contributors

E. Stephen Burnett

E. Stephen Burnett explores biblical truth and fantastic stories as editor of Lorehaven magazine (debuting autumn 2017). He also writes for Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and Speculative Faith. He and his wife, Lacy, live in the Austin area and serve as members of Southern Hills Baptist Church.

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Rebecca LuElla Miller

Best known for her aspirations as an epic fantasy author, Becky has been working as a freelance writer and editor since 2004. She has covered high school sports for a Los Angeles area newspaper group, published articles and short stories in several print and online magazines, and placed in the top twenty-five in the 2006 Writer’s Digest Short, Short Story contest. She currently blogs Monday through Friday at A Christian Worldview of Fiction. Her editing credits include non-fiction and fiction alike, most notably four titles in the Dragons in Our Midst and Oracle of Fire series by Bryan Davis. You can learn more about her editing services and read her weekly writing tips at Rewrite, Reword, Rework.

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Austin Gunderson

By day Austin is a media production professional, by night a reader and writer of fantasy. He resides in the Pacific Northwest with the wife of his youth, and serves as a member of Lighthouse Christian Center.

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Mark Carver

Mark Carver writes dark, edgy books that tackle tough spiritual issues. He is currently working on his eighth novel. Besides writing, Mark is passionate about art, tattoos, heavy metal, and medieval architecture. After spending more than eight years in China, he now lives with his wife and three children in Atlanta, GA. You can find Mark online at MarkCarverBooks.com and at Markcarverbooks on Facebook.

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Shannon McDermott

Shannon McDermott is the author of the fantasy novel The Valley of Decision, as well as the futuristic The Last Heir and the Sons of Tryas series. To learn more about her and her work, visit her website, ShannonMcDermott.com.

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Zachary Totah

Zachary Totah writes speculative fiction stories. This allows him to roam through his imagination, where he has illegal amounts of fun creating worlds and characters to populate them. When not working on stories or wading through schoolwork, he enjoys playing sports, hanging out with his family and friends, watching movies, and reading. He lives in Colorado and doesn’t drink coffee. He loves connecting with other readers and writers. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Goodreads, and at his website.

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Statement of faith

Speculative Faith’s regular contributors are biblical Christians. We are unified in our belief in the essentials of the faith.

  1. We believe God’s creation can and does echo His truth, for all truth is His truth and remains so even in a story that does not specifically recognize Him. Still, we believe the Bible is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God, and our only sure source for knowing Who God is, what the Gospel is, and what we must do in response.
  2. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death for sinners, in His resurrection from the dead, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature. Thanks to God’s creation of man in His image and His gifts even to those who reject Him, sinful man can sometimes echo some portions of God’s truth. But only by God’s grace, through faith alone in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, can anyone be saved from condemnation and restored to a right relationship with our Creator — this is the Gospel.
  5. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Christ, His true Church.
  6. We believe Jesus Christ will personally and bodily come again to complete His redemption of all things under His loving lordship and to create the New Heavens and the New Earth.
  7. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. God’s people will be saved to live forever with Him in perfect joy, and those who die while lost will be condemned forever.
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