I’m working on where to draw the line between the scientific side and spiritual side of the explanation for my characters’ powers. The story takes place on the “real” world but in a fictional country. I know superhuman abilities are hereditary, though it is possible for a child with two “normal” parents to have powers. Abilities are almost always passed down if at least one parent has a superhuman ability and the child would inherit the same ability their parent has (i.e. if one or both of the parents are mind readers, the child will be a mind reader). I haven’t figured out what will happen if the parents have two different powers (any suggestions are great. Somehow, characters’ abilities will be caused by quantum physics and the manipulation of light. How do I fit Christianity into this? Not every Irregular is a Christian. I’m not going for a “gifted with superpowers after accepting Christ ” story (since that’s been done to death and that type of story never appealed to me). I’m going for a “scientifically-caused superpowers as disabilities” story with Christian characters in the lead roles. Also, any ideas about how not to make the story too preachy?