I have developed a certain tendency to use the phrases “changing the world” or “taking over the world” when speaking with creative friends. I usually leave this without any particular … Continue reading Changing the World
I’m beginning to think that if I don’t have an identity crisis at least once a month, I’m simply not taking in enough good art.
We thin-souled moderns are so proud of our rejection of poems and stories and paintings. We lead half-lives and die with less.
“It is this attraction to loveliness that lies at the heart of nurturing soul. God has made us to be drawn to the beautiful. So often the divide between children … Continue reading An Attraction to Loveliness
“For a Christian rhetoric, perspicuity is the foundation of all the canons of style. Clarity of thought must always be the preacher’s aim. Clarity is the basic beauty of eloquent … Continue reading Beautiful Clarity
(This posts was originally written for my personal blog, The Sojourner’s Journal, in November, 2008. It served as one of my first expressions of my discontent with the church’s modern … Continue reading The Catalyst: An Artistic Challenge to the Church
“This word–this idea of Art as creation is, I believe, the one important contribution that Christianity has made to aesthetics. Unfortunately, we are apt to use the words “creation” and … Continue reading Contributing “Art”
“What more, you may ask, do we want? … We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough…”
I’ve been doing a decent bit of reading since the Spring semester ended. Particularly invigorating have been some writings on the subject of beauty. N.T. Wright, whatever the controversy regarding … Continue reading Beauty: An Echo of God’s Voice
Godawa, Brian. Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story & Imagination. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2009. There seems to be a recent movement within the Protestant community to finally start talking … Continue reading Review: Word Pictures
From the very first passage of the Scriptures, we see God as a creative being; indeed, he shows himself to be the ultimate creative being. We behold him establish the whole created order, including mankind itself. He then lays before us an astounding pronouncement…
Carolyn Arends, a Christian folk singer-songwriter I first encountered a decade or so ago when I heard her cover Rich Mullins’ “Jacob and 2 Women” on a tribute album, has … Continue reading Why We Need Art in a Recession