The Artist-Pastor Identity Crisis

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.

Beautiful Clarity

“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

The Catalyst: An Artistic Challenge to the Church

(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

Contributing “Art”

“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”

Review: Word Pictures

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

A Divine Calling to Creativity

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…