Biblically Inspired is a group for those who wish to share their art or literature that has been inspired by the Bible and its teachings, or their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
1.) It must be your art or literature.
2.) Your art needs to bring glory to God. Only art that contains the Christian message, is in line with a Biblical Christian Worldview, and/or contains and encourages Christian themes (forgiveness, honesty, love, etc.) and living will be accepted. You should strive to communicate truth, or uplift others.
I'm opening the group to whatever submissions you would like as long as this criteria is met. I know that not everyone has the same taste in art and that we are all unique, so I've recently added additional folders to be accommodating.
When there is question regarding what should be accepted, myself and the co-founders will do our best to judge rightly on a personal basis. Understand that we don't always agree with one another.
3.) You must be a member of the group to contribute/submit art. Please send a request and we'll get back to you asap. If we can see evidence that you are a Christian in either your art or profile, and believe that you would be a good fit, we will allow you to join. i say 'good fit' because we have run across people with very different perspectives than ourselves, and weren't sure that allowing this person/people to join would be beneficial.
4.) Every denomination (Lutheran, Catholic, Pentecostal, Baptist, Methodist, etc.) is welcome. We may have our differences, but I think that if you believe that Jesus is the son of God and trust in Him for salvation, you are a part of God's family. Make sure that what you submit doesn't put down one or more denominations. We want to strive for unity.
5) Please do your best to contribute to the correct folder(s). If you do not see one that best describes what you've created, please contact us and we'll create a new folder. I may rearrange things as I see fit.
6) Feel free to tell your friends about the group. I've made some changes in hopes that this will become a bigger community that is able to appreciate and discuss one another's talents and interests. In other words, this group is now about fellowship. Thanks for being a member!
This info and rules are subject to change.
Q: What shouldn't I submit?
A: Anything that encourages others to sin or contains themes that may trip up your brothers and sisters who are struggling in certain areas. To give some brief examples of what I won't tolerate, here is a short list: pornography, promiscuity or sexual context, the promotion of bullying, rape, murder, discrimination, hatred or worship of idols. I understand that some stories may contain these, but I believe that there is a difference between showing that choices have consequences or are wrong, and excusing them. If you have mature or questionable content in your story, please note this to your description, so that your potential readers are in the know.
I have updated the rules recently because we received some submissions that indicated that their were members that wished to make fun of/put down people from various denominations. This group is not the place to do so. I believe that God doesn't ignore those who come to Him with a submissive, humble, loving spirit.
Q: Can I submit a story that contains magic and or supernatural elements?
A: While I read books by authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Ted Dekker, who either claim to be Christian and or write from a Christian perspective, I also realize that the Bible tells us not to practice witchcraft. That being said, I think that if your story or art depicts a fantasy world or states that God has given someone a supernatural ability to see things others don't in order to illustrate a Biblical concept, you can submit your art. People can tell the difference between a story that is themed fantasy or science fiction, and one that is not. Readers are asked to use their own judgement in regards to what art they enjoy, and to respect that not everyone feels the same way on this sometimes controversial topic.
Q: Can I submit art that was created by myself and another person?
A: If you want to submit art that belongs to someone else that you have added features to, you may do so. However, A) You need to ask/have asked the artist if it is okay to make edits to/ resubmit their work. B) You should give the other person credit by listing their name in the description of the art and C) You must spend a decent amount of time in regards to your contribution. 'We want to share things that we are proud of and that you can call your own.