Chuck Returns Tonight!

In celebration of the return of Chuck on NBC tonight for its final season, let me share a link to Mike Friesen’s blog. Mike shared an excerpt from an interview in GQ with Zachary Levi, the actor who plays Chuck, about what it is like being a Christian in Hollywood. Levi says, among other things, “A lot of people, especially Christians, want to put you in this box of being a Christian actor, and I don’t believe in it. You do yourself and everyone else a big disservice when you start thinking about it as “Christian art.” That’s why most Christian art is bad. They don’t put a premium on the “art.” They’re banking on it being Christian art, which I think is abusing faith.” The interview is actually from last year, but still of interest.

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  • Gary

    “That’s why most Christian art is bad” Young people are funny. There was a world before MTV and the IPOD, whippersnapper. I guess Michelangelo was chopped liver.

    • Jonathan Hendry

      I don’t think that’s what he means. He’s talking about modern Christian(tm) Art. Also, Michelangelo wasn’t working for Wal-Mart shoppers, he made his art for wealthy patrons such as popes, who wouldn’t have been satisfied with the renaissance art equivalent of a heavy-handed low budget Kirk Cameron direct-to-video morality tale.

  • Jonathan Hendry

    His attitude is a bit like the band Over the Rhine, who prefer to be Christians in a band, not a “Christian band”, and while not afraid to make Christian references or talk about Jesus, they don’t limit themselves to ‘praise songs’ or whatnot. It’s more like Bob Dylan referring to Abraham in Highway 61 revisited.

    • Gary

      Since I never watched the show before, I killed an hour watching it last night. My opinion, a waste of time. Bad art. Although the gal that plays Chuck’s wife,….proof that youth has some benefits.