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Hi, I’m Daniel Whyte IV, a writer, a wonderer, and a wanderer after Jesus.

I write speculative fiction, science fiction, and fantasy. I also write nonfiction books and articles on various topics.

I believe firmly that words are power and stories are spirit.

I hope you find engaging, inspirational, mind-bending, soul-burning content on this site.

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The Mouth of Sauron - Lord of the Rings

The Mouth of Sauron: A Meditation on the Year Past and the Year to Come

In my opinion, a scene cut from The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King is one of the greatest scenes in what is arguably the world’s greatest-ever…

Batman Begins

Why Batman Is a Terrible Superhero (Or, Why Our Present Social Crises Demand a Different Class of Hero)

Published in Tor.com on September 28th, 2020. I’m a huge fan of the Dark Knight, so I was ready to throw hands a few weeks ago when someone told me…

Betraying “America”: Sufjan Stevens Asks Us to Kiss the Country We Know Goodbye

A day before our nation marked its independence from Great Britain for the 244th time, indie folk/rock artist Sufjan Stevens released “America,” the first single off his upcoming album, The Ascension.…

Lynn Gunn in the music video for PVRIS' "Dead Weight" (Credit: YouTube)

Now is Not the Time for Creators to Cancel Their Work: Why Art is Essential to Social Justice

The delay of artistic expression buys into the notion that everything will go back to “normal” — which is not what we want. Way back in March 2020, I was…

Dan Cathy at Passion City Church (Credit: YouTube screenshot)

Three Things White People Can Learn from Dan Cathy and ‘The Babylon Bee’

White people who engage in crass, public, performative acts make themselves look foolish — and it’s not what black people want Two weekends ago, I was browsing Facebook — terrible…

Jonathan Steingard (Credit: Rick Diamond, Getty Images for KLOVE)

The Church Failed Jon Steingard, and It’s Failing Your Kids Too

Last month, Jon Steingard, lead vocalist for the Christian rock band Hawk Nelson, revealed that he no longer believes in God. His revelation is the latest in a long line…