Is born out of a desire to 1) tell tales that we would’ve geeked out over when we were children, 2) create in the audience a sense of deep longing, and 3) convey the truth with as much artistic integrity as we can manage. This means not creating with a heavy-handed agenda, but to tell the very best story we can and to trust that, as Christians, the story will be, at its heart, a Christian story. The tales we'll tell are about beauty and sacrifice, resurrection and redemption. But for those things to ring true in a person's heart, the storyteller has to be honest. He has to acknowledge the world is a scary place and admit that sometimes characters make bad choices–even the best people in our lives are capable of evil. But of course the storyteller can’t stop there. He has to show in the end there is a Great Good in the world (and beyond it). Sometimes it is necessary to paint the sky black in order to show how beautiful is the prick of light. At the end of our stories, the great hope is that he or she drifts to sleep with a glow in their hearts and a warmth in their bones, believing that all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.