The Small God of Christian Subculture

A recent article by Leah Libresco at FiveThirtyEight revealed that the number of positive words and concepts in Christian pop music far outweigh the number of negative ones.Reviewing the list of the top 50 Christian pop songs on Billboard's charts over the last five years, Libresco found that there were more than twice as many mentions of grace as sin. The disparity grew with other pairings, including "more than eight mentions of 'life' for every instance of 'death,' and 'love' was seven t … [Read more...]

Interview with Amanda G. Stevens, author of the Haven Seekers series

There's enough bad Christian art out there and more than enough snarky writing about it — much of which, admittedly, I've been guilty of. Lost in that discussion, however, are the Christian artists who are producing strong work and working to change the cultural conversation. This is the first part of what I hope becomes an ongoing feature on this blog: conversations with these artists and discussions about how Christian art can grow and improve. Full disclosure: I'm friends with aut … [Read more...]