Spirit Blade Productions exists to equip, encourage and inspire Christian Geeks to live more and more for Jesus Christ.
At Spirit Blade Productions, we challenge ourselves to create Christian entertainment and resources that honor God and also embrace wild and sometimes edgy creativity. Though we believe "family friendly" entertainment is a wonderful thing, we also believe that many powerful, worthwhile forms of entertainment cannot be experienced within that framework. And since so many other Christian content producers have made "family friendly" content their focus, we have chosen to provide something different that we believe has unique value. We encourage parents, or anyone else, to contact us with any questions regarding the content of our productions.
Our Audio Dramas and other products are designed to creatively INSPIRE Christian Geeks. They provide examples of how uncompromised Biblical ideas can be blended with wildly imaginative stories to have very real impact on people's lives.
The Spirit Blade Underground Podcast and the Christian Geek Central Youtube Channel are designed to both entertain and EQUIP Christian Geeks to explore the Bible, grow in spiritual maturity and better discern truth from falsehood. And all this while fanatically geeking out and enjoying our hobbies!
Our online community, Christian Geek Central, is a thriving and growing community of Christian Geeks who ENCOURAGE each other and grow together in their faith while celebrating and enjoying discussion of their favorite hobbies.
What Do You Believe?
At Spirit Blade Productions, we consider truth to be of utmost value to any spiritual journey. We believe that truth is absolute, regardless of who believes in it or who does not. We believe that elements of truth can be found in many different faiths, but not all faiths consistently represent the truth, nor can all faiths be equally true. Most importantly, we believe that the Bible, in its original manuscripts, is absolute truth. It is the solitary, complete and trustworthy word of God for all humanity. More specifically...
1. We believe the Bible, composed of 66 books in the Old Testament and the New Testament, is the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and practice. We recognize that God appoints human authorities to lead and guide his people, but we also believe that God has made the Bible a higher authority than any human being.
2. We believe in one God, who created all things, who is infinitely perfect and eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3. We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. He physically rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, where He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
4. We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and become children of God.
5. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, which is made up of all those who believe and trust in Christ alone for their salvation.
6. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment.
What Is Audio Drama?
Audio Drama has existed in various forms since the 1920's and has also been referred to as Audio Theatre, Radio Drama and Radio Theatre. Although originally the art form was by definition broadcast on radio, it now finds it home on CD, mp3 players and podcasts in addition to radio broadcasting. Some may equate Audio Drama with Audio Books, but they are very different forms of art.
Simply put, Audio Drama is like a movie that you listen to while at home, at work, driving or exercising. At Spirit Blade Productions, you'll find Audio Drama that uses dynamic sound effects, similar to what you'd expect from an explosive, big-budget movie. We also incorporate a full cast of actors and a complete musical score to tell our stories. All of these elements come together to give you, the listener, a truly unique, exciting and modern audio experience!
What Is Christian Sci-fi/Fantasy?
Christian Science Fiction is simply science fiction with a Christian twist. The realms of sci-fi and fantasy have already been touched by classic writers of the Christian faith like John Bunyan, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Modern authors like Frank Peretti, Stephen R. Lawhead, and the duo of Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, have also delved into worlds of Christian sci-fi and fantasy, along with a growing number of independent and small-press Christian authors and creators.
Sometimes these stories are allegorical. Other times they are more literal. They may take place in our future, an alternative past, or possibly in worlds and realities completely different and alien to our own. They may contain clear presentations of Biblical truth, or simply uphold the values and ideals of the Bible. But something of Christianity is always found in their stories.
"Legacy" vs "Special" Editions of the Spirit Blade Trilogy?
The Spirit Blade Trilogy was originally conceived as a "pseudo-musical", using songs sung by characters to tell parts of the story, but with an electronic-industrial style rather than the sounds more typical of Broadway musicals. Although a number of listeners expressed their love and appreciation for the songs, it seemed like a good idea to provide alternate versions without the songs included. This was done in an effort to appeal to a wider audience and to allow the trilogy to better stand the test of time and the particular/changing musical tastes of listeners.
The "Legacy Editions" of the Spirit Blade Trilogy have had all songs removed and the scenes re-edited to account for this. In some cases new background scoring or even lines of dialogue have been inserted to compensate for this change. The end result is an appropriately labeled "Legacy" edition that stands as the preferred version of the author/director, although the "Special Editions" remain for those who wish to experience the trilogy as originally envisioned.
What Are You Working On Now?
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BEHIND THE SCENES
Paeter Frandsen- Owner, Sprit Blade Productions
A fan of comic books, sci-fi and fantasy since childhood, Paeter Frandsen is the owner of Spirit Blade Productions LLC. He received his bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Arizona State University and was employed by Red Mountain Community Church in Mesa, Arizona for four years, serving as the church's worship pastor for two years. In 2006 he created Spirit Blade Productions and now lives in Mesa, AZ with his wife and two sons while continuing to serve as a volunteer at Red Mountain Community Church. Though not formally trained in scripture, Paeter has a love for studying God's Word, seeking out truth with the most reliable resources available, and encouraging others to join him in that journey.
Contact Paeter by email.
If you'd like to support what we're doing and help ensure that we can keep on doing it, we will gratefully accept any donation amount you'd like to give. Use the donation button below to choose and donate any amount.
Spirit Blade Insider Subscription ($5/month, cancel any time via your paypal account)
As a special "Thank You" for those who want to financially support us on an ongoing basis, we've created the "Spirit Blade Insider" program. For five dollars a month, you can become a "Spirit Blade Insider" and gain exclusive access to "Paeter's Brain", an audio journal by Paeter Frandsen revealing the ups and downs, the frustration and excitement, and all the little (or big!) surprises that come with running Spirit Blade Productions! (Currently, this includes pre-production insights and previews for our "Pilgrim's Progress" audio drama series!)
Paeter records journal entries multiple times every month. During the first half of each month, Spirit Blade Insiders receive an e-mail containing links to listen to and/or download and keep the files if they wish.
Learn how you can pray for Paeter and Spirit Blade Productions, and get access to exclusive, super-secret information along the way! Become a Spirit Blade Insider today!
Why Are We Inviting Donations?
Our aspirations are always equal to or greater than our income. There is so much that we would like to offer to the world of Christian geeks, but time and finances are a constant limitation.
Current Needs (Updated August 2017):
Website hosting and other maintenance costs are always a real factor. Our hosting costs for the website and podcast together are about $25 per month. Currently we also need to begin building up funds for purchasing licensed music and sound effects for use in our next audio project. In addition, each month Paeter usually reviews several movies and sometimes video games (that he would otherwise wait to see/play for less money, or not see/play at all) in order to produce timely and helpful commentary. (Tickets are between $5-$8 for each movie, game rentals are around $4.00)
It's also Paeter's desire to financially support his family and allow his wife, Holly, to cut back and eventually eliminate her need to work. Since 2006, Holly Frandsen has sacrificially chosen to work a job she would rather not. She exclusively provides income for the Frandsen family because she believes in the vision and mission of Spirit Blade Productions. It is only because of this that Spirit Blade Productions has been able to continue and move forward since launching in 2006. We'd love to reward her faithfulness by making it possible for her to cut back on her work hours so she can give more time to her family and church.
At Spirit Blade Productions, we believe that supporting your local church should be the primary focus of your giving. Although we view Spirit Blade Productions as a ministry in service to Christ and his people, we are not a non-profit organization, and cannot offer tax deductions as incentive for your help. But we would be grateful for any support you choose to offer outside of your regular church giving, and will use every penny donated to equip, encourage and inspire Christian geeks to serve and live for Christ.