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Christian Steampunkers

A group for Steampunkers that follow the Christian faith.

Members: 48
Latest Activity: on Thursday

Welcome!!!

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!

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Sailors of the Aether: Legend of the Lightning Catchers

Started by jenny jobe Dec 8. 0 Replies

I have begun to solidify a plot line of my book I wish to publish. So here it goes.In the recent year, I have gained the courage to hammer this dream, slash, daydream, slash game, slash, imaginative…Continue

Tags: of, the, aether, sailors, steampunk

Prayer List

Started by Emila Blake. Last reply by jenny jobe Dec 5. 6 Replies

Do you or someone you know have a need you want some extra prayer for?  Post it here.  If you don't want to describe the situation, that's okay.  Just say "pray for me" or "Pray for so-and-so".  God…Continue

Christian Steampunk Genre

Started by Michael Vetter. Last reply by jenny jobe Dec 5. 17 Replies

I just joined the Steampunk Empire and the Christian Steampunker forum so maybe this topic has been discussed before. I've written two adventure novels for young adults that incorporate advanced…Continue

Worship Music!!

Started by Emila Blake. Last reply by jenny jobe Dec 5. 6 Replies

Let's talk about some of our favorite worship music!!! This is at the top of my list right now!  The church band sang it at my Baptism this past Sunday.…Continue

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Comment by jenny jobe on Thursday

I just added a group that relates to my story: http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/group/sailors-of-the-aether-where...

It infuses elements of the Lightning Catcher universe with a little role-playing. Anyone can participate while developing their character as a participant in the story line becoming a living story, spinning yarns of adventure and fun for all ages.

Comment by Elizabeth Baer Badon on November 6, 2014 at 1:18pm

Exactly so Rev Hunt 19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

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.

http://www.blogos.org/christianlifeandgrowth/punk-goth-cosplay.php

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.
http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php...
you can find the video of the sermon
second a great exposition Romans 14. I really suggest you watch all of it.
http://youtu.be/gWEuYBJSf0k

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:  http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/events/yukomicon-14-whitehorse-yk...

http://www.christianpost.com/news/kevin-sorbo-christian-hercules-in...

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

Thank you Karla Akins for a great steampunk interview!

http://karlaakins.com/introducing-steampunk-author-michael-vetter-a...

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.

 

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