Cinema Gothic: The 1930s (part 1)

There is one decade where I could not possibly narrow down my selected films to five. The 1930s were the heyday of the horror film and, for this reason, it alone earns two posts.

Louisville

Almost a year and a half ago, I was having a conversation with one of my pastors. At the time, I was set to soon be part of a church plant in Asheville, North Carolina. As I began to express a certain anxiety about my upcoming move, my pastor presented an interesting question, "Have you … Continue reading Louisville

Changing the World

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 explanation, a seeming little absurdity thrown into a comment or conversation, but I actually mean what I say. I fully intend a lifelong conspiracy with … Continue reading Changing the World

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.

Ridiculing the Enemy

"What is the means by which the demonic realm is vanquished? In a word: mockery. Satan’s great sin (and our great sin) is pride. Thus, to drive Satan from us we ridicule him. This is why the custom arose of portraying Satan in a ridiculous red suit with horns and a tail. Nobody thinks the … Continue reading Ridiculing the Enemy

My Top Five Resources on Art and the Church

Last week, I posted that the lead pastor of my church, Daniel Montgomery, had given his "top five books" (though  the last two ended up being persons rather than books) on art and the church.  In response, I think it is time for me to post an initial list of my own.  Here goes: For … Continue reading My Top Five Resources on Art and the Church