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Redemptive Storytelling & Media


“Give me the ballads of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws” is a sentiment that can be traced all the way back to Plato. If ballads were a form of narrative embedded in emotionally evocative song, today our narratives are embedded in music, TV, video games, advertising, and film—and the story they tell is often strikingly empty of hope. The top storytelling entities of our day—such as HBO, to name one leading voice—seem most interested in dystopic and dark stories. While this kind of content can play a role in helping us come to grips with the darkness we encounter in a fallen world, on the whole our chief storytellers are contributing to (rather than relieving) anxiety, vice, and depression.

We're interested in backing ventures and projects that are actively “re-presenting” the good, true, and beautiful in the world, making an artful and intelligent case for what the good life really looks like, and—if successful in their craft—reshaping and re-educating desire. In this time of considerable innovation in the business models, production methods, and distribution of content, we see opportunities across media, from film and gaming studios to subscription services to news agencies and more.

We’re particularly interested in ventures that innovate beyond “Christian content” to advance nuanced stories that challenge all people to consider the deepest questions and truths about life.


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Ventures within the Praxis community working on this ORI.

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is an American travel publisher and media brand built on unrivaled local insight and world-class writing, is known for its story-driven field guides to cities, national parks, and iconic destinations (Taylor Bruce, Business 2018, acquired).

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Soma Games

creates artistically beautiful and technically excellent video games that embed a latent Christian worldview into their storytelling and user experience (Chris Skaggs, Business 2014).

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Robert Neely & Hunter Stensrud (Business 2020) is one of the web’s top “positive content” publishers, spreading joy and hope through uplifting stories.

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Healthy Hip Hop

helps children learn through hip hop-influenced video content, and empowers them to create, publish, and share user-generated content within a secure network for children and families (Roy Scott, Business 2022).

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