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Christian Steampunkers


Christian Steampunkers

A group for Steampunkers that follow the Christian faith.

Members: 45
Latest Activity: Oct 11


This is a group for Christians that enjoy Steampunk.  When all the drama of the world gets you down and it seems like the your metal creation just keeps blowing up in your face, this is a place you can go to be with other believers in fellowship and worship.  God loves you and God bless you!

Discussion Forum

A Prayer for help

Started by Claudia E. Davis. Last reply by Captain Jun 20. 12 Replies

My brothers and Sisters, I come to you now asking for help. I found myself once more under tight scrutiny from the elders and I want to ask you all if it is anything that I am teaching. I have…Continue

Couchsurfing -traveling

Started by Captain May 25. 0 Replies might open up some more affordable travel opportunities for folks as well as a chance to meet new people.  There are subgroups for SteamPunk  …Continue

Your Church

Started by Captain. Last reply by Karla Akins May 19. 2 Replies

Just a thread to show off your Church.  Most of us are proud of our Churches as a symbol faith and fellowship.…Continue

Tags: school, Christian, Lutheran, Juneau

I do not wish to offend

Started by Rev. Justin L. Hunt Apr 20. 0 Replies

Hello, I am new to both the Steampunk Empire, and Steampunk in general. I have been building my character and tracing my progress in my blog on here. I have recently written a short story to flesh…Continue

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Comment by Rev. Justin L. Hunt on October 11, 2014 at 6:39pm

Now have read this blog and I think that there are indeed some points not really made. Granted, there are occasions where the full look of any given sub culture may be inappropriate, but to say that the Lord is hindered because of something that we like that isn't sinful is a bit of a stretch. I wouldn't do a wedding in full armor if it wasn't part of the theme (though I prefer vestments for period weddings), as it would be difficult for people to take me serious. However, when in a group of like-minded individuals, or reaching out to said groups, using the various fandoms helps to build a mutual ground from which to work. I have been able to witness more when dressing contrary to the norm (yet respectful of the situation), than I ever have in my blue collar work clothes. (Ministry won't make you rich, and I have another job.)

Comment by Acton on October 9, 2014 at 7:45pm

This article has been  brought to my attention.

I think  there some confusion.  I dabbed in Steampunk and I can tell there a big difference between aesthetics and anti-authority   punk culture. He also strikes me not well leaned in the scriptures . I notice tow verse out of context.  

I have serious problem with the article and miss-interpenetration of some key verses. Right now I dealing in a debate between Legalism and Liberty. The danger is the weak brother augment this it can quickly turn into tyranny of the weaker brother.

The right way to handle it a situation that is Adiaphora, that are indifferent and not specially mentions in scripture is not to look down at the weak bother with scruples but come aside him or her, but the weaker brother or sister cannot  make their scruples a law for the entire church. One is free to be a furry, steam punk , anime fan or other subcultures.
I do not have time to go in dealt but here are two references.
you can find the video of the sermon
second a great exposition Romans 14. I really suggest you watch all of it.

Comment by jenny jobe on October 5, 2014 at 7:34pm
Greetings, I have found a diamond in the rough. It is refreshing to find a group not afraid to express themselves and still find deeply, their faith in Christ. I have just joined and I am willing to continue to help spread His word, in a most unconventional way... that is in a way I never thought possible, expressly in a sub-genre that I have inadvertently been fascinated with since I was a child. If it can be done, with the use of our gifts and personalities, even some goggles to place atop one's crown, then I'll do it... Sometimes Paul had to go great lengths to spread the Gospel. Blessings and Intercessory from the Aether.
Comment by Captain on August 1, 2014 at 9:58am

Possibly a little bit of a trip for most folks here but Kevin Sorbo, who is becoming know for both his fantasy and Christian acting roles, will be a guest at:

Comment by Michael Vetter on May 21, 2014 at 3:22pm

Thank you Karla Akins for a great steampunk interview!

Comment by Rev. Justin L. Hunt on May 10, 2014 at 10:52am

I'm glad the Order can be such a witnessing tool. God rocks like that. As to the babysitting thing, when our group is hosting an event (not as often as we would like) we have a couple one hour spots through the course of the day for story time. It's not like the daycare variety that some things have, but it does give the parents and such a place to drop the kids for a little while. We have one member and an assistant tell stories with Christian themes, but that aren't "preachy". Stories like Saint George and the Dragon tend to go over pretty well.

Comment by Teresa Schurter on May 10, 2014 at 1:27am

Hello gentlemen, I've been following the discussion for a few days, and I want to thank you for thinking out loud so we can all be involved in this thru prayer. I've thought some about how to attempt to bring a Christian witness into SP venues, particularly here in Wichita. I've been a lover of all things SP for years, married a "Trekkie" & started watching Dr. Who our first week home from our honeymoon 31 years ago. Soo, finally for my Bday & our 27th anniversary, my darling hubby took me to the Wichita SP convention a few years back. That may not sound like a big deal to you, but I'm disabled so it was big for me to be getting out and attending something like that. My kids couldn't believe I was interested or that I'd go. The weekend opened some wonderful doors that I never would have dreamed of. My kids (we have 6 ages 17-26) were first of all astounded & laughingly told their friends, who were impressed. They saw a side of mom & dad they'd never dreamed of. In turn those friends started gathering around at our home instead of everyone wandering off elsewhere. Through all this activity they also were there when I was finally well enough to start sewing "professionally" again. I was making a cosplay costume for a friend-Princess Zelda or Zenda? I don't remember, I just went with the pics she sent. That stirred them all up to become involved in other LARP activites & reminded them that Mrs. S had made costumes for the older kids to go to Ren Faire. Anyway, one of my big questions has always been how to bring our faith into SP, Ren Faire's or other activities. We're to glorify Him in all we do, but how do we do it when we're involved in a fantasy activity? We really have struggled with this as parents, who love these events & now have involved our own & other Christian children in them.  I made LOTR costumes for five teen boys for the Smaug movie, & previously made several for the older boys to attend the GP Ren Faire. The boys have been helpers there, but never made contact with any other believers other than their friends who attended with them. Since they're all very active in ministry opportunities, I think they'd like to be involved in ministry w/in the Cosplay and LARP activities as well. I've wondered why we can't do "living history" fictional accounts that can be fun & bring glory to the Lord as well. After all, Moody was there in the Victorian age, as you've said Camp & Revival meetings were huge & Luther had a small part in medieval history too. We're not preachers, but we'd try to help support some activity that could reach the teens and younger crowd that are just on the beginning of their involvement in these activities. It seems to be something that stays with you as you "grow up." :) My husband and I have both struggled w/ balancing the question of how much time should be given to fantasy & should true believers really spend time on it at all, so it is encouraging to hear a frank discussion by leaders in the work. I'm also very thankful for the link to the Most Noble Order, my sons will be on that site tomorrow along with four other boys I've made costumes for. We did wonder, If you had "baby-sitters" at the Wichita convention that were in costume & who told stories with a message there might be some response and numbers. Parents always like free baby sitting and then some families may begin attending, boosting conference attendance and the message will get out at the same time. It's just an idea I had three years ago when I saw little kids with no real activities geared just for them. When you think about some of the lame themes for VBS I don't think it'll be too hard to come up with an equivalent of a five-day-club type of meeting for a weekend convention.  Just some thoughts in the dark of the night about how to bring His Light to a small corner where it's needed.

Comment by Rev. Justin L. Hunt on May 8, 2014 at 5:17pm

Thank you, Chaplain.

Comment by The Chaplain (David Calame) on May 8, 2014 at 10:18am

Rev Hunt, I am actually familiar with The Most Noble Order of the Rouse Clan. I follow them on facebook. God bless you and your ministry.

Comment by Rev. Justin L. Hunt on May 8, 2014 at 9:56am

Unfortunately, I'm stuck in north west Ohio. Most of my travel time is spent doing reenactments. I portray generic English nobility most of the time, but I am playing King Edward I of England soon. I'm keeping my eyes open for SP events in this area. And Chaplain, I know how discouraging it can be seeing people play act the faith as part of a character and put it off with their goggles. As a medieval reenactor I run into that a lot. But it is so rewarding to see someone's life touched by taking the time to aid them in the love of God. The Most Noble Order of the Rouse Clan (the medieval troop I belong to) is a Christian organization and we have a hard time convincing people that loving Christ isn't an optional part of it. A while back we had a couple of legitimate Thor worshipers try to join. They actually thought that we were joking when we said they had to convert to Christianity in order to take the vows of knighthood in the Order. But in like fashion, the Order has promoted Christian chivalry enough to be considered friends with Chivalry for Children and other organizations. And, our work has been used to spread the Word to groups that would otherwise not have heard it in any memorable way. All passions can be used to God's glory when given to Him. May God bless all the efforts of those who try to reach out in his name. Amen.


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