Fantasy is a genre that stretches.
It stretches perspectives. It stretches our hope and will to endure. It stretches the boundaries of the physical realms. It stretches the possibilities.
Such stretching is necessary and good. It dares us to dream and reminds us of God’s bigness. And though it may not be comfortable at the time, stretching helps us to grow.
However, fantasy can stretch itself right over boundaries that should not be crossed. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t enjoy fantasy. Many things we enjoy can be improperly employed, like food leading to gluttony. Rather, we must deploy discernment, being aware of the genre’s dangers and our own personal limitations.
So know the boundaries, rev up your discernment, and prepare to have yourself stretched!