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August 10, 2016
The whole world’s gone hipster
Go into a "cool" coffee shop. Notice the reclaimed wood, big glass windows, subdued colors,...
July 19, 2016
Are wedding cakes & photos commodities, or are they art?
When atheists object to a monument of the Ten Commandments, I have argued that it...
June 06, 2016
Music composed by artificial intelligence
Google engineers are trying to see if Artificial Intelligence can generate works of art, thus...
May 19, 2016
Scot McKnight has a post from an Australian source on the Day Jobs of 20 Famous...
April 25, 2016
“I will make melody with all my being”
Still more from the Bible on the arts from passages I've always skimmed over! In...
April 21, 2016
“To you, O Lord, I will make music”
More aesthetics in the Bible, from passages that I had never noticed before: Psalm 101,...
April 08, 2016
The artistic freedom of musicians and bakers
Liberal musicians have long objected to their work being used by conservative politicians. And, as...
December 18, 2015
Can the new Star Wars movie be good?
Did you know that a new Star Wars movie is opening this weekend? I'm pretty...
November 25, 2015
Whether or not we kick the football
The Peanuts Movie currently in theaters is a critical and commercial hit, and it brings...
June 12, 2015
See this Lucas Cranach video
In Germany there is a big revival of interest in Lucas Cranach as an artist. ...
December 24, 2014
Mary, Did You Know?
As I've said before, the great challenge for an artist--whether an author, musician, painter, or...
December 17, 2014
Cranach’s “Christ Blessing the Children”
One of my favorite Cranach paintings is "Christ Blessing the Children." See a discussion after...
December 10, 2014
Round churches vs. linear churches
Much contemporary church architecture features sanctuaries "in the round," so that the worshippers can see...
December 04, 2014
My new book on the imagination
I have published a new book, one that I collaborated on with Matt Ristuccia, an...
December 03, 2014
Bringing God back to Veggie Tales
Broadcast television is facing stiff competition from services such as Netflix, which is now streaming...
November 18, 2014
Source for Christian Art & Design
Some Christian artists, of the confessional Lutheran variety, tired of schlocky and doctrinally vapid Christian...
November 13, 2014
Church design that appeal to Millennials
The Christian pollsters and research company the Barna Group has researched what kind of church...
November 11, 2014
The poppies of the Tower
London is transfixed by a stunning war memorial commemorating Armistice Day, when World War I...
October 28, 2014
I’m interviewed for Reformation Week at Issues, Etc.
It's Reformation Week at Issues, Etc., the syndicated radio program that you can hear online...
October 10, 2014
Attraction, not argument
Michael Brendan Dougherty discusses the doom and gloom many Christians feel about the church's prospects...
September 08, 2014
Henri Matisse was one of the great artists of the 20th century. What most people...
August 13, 2014
Robin Williams’ suicide
Robin Williams was beloved, wealthy, and acclaimed, always laughing and making others laugh. And yet...
June 05, 2014
How God uses the imagination
More from my interview with Mathew Block, who asks how God uses our human imaginations...
June 04, 2014
Imagination, Christian sub-cultures, & the Two Kingdoms
More from my interview with Mathew Block, in which a question about Christians refusing to...
June 03, 2014
Imagination and the arts
More from my interview with Mathew Block, who asks about the connection between the imagination...
June 02, 2014
The imagination as the forgotten power of the mind
When we think of the mind, we tend to think of the intellect, our ability...
May 22, 2014
Cranach at the Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has put much of its collection...
March 07, 2014
Pornography, Idolatry, and the manipulable image
Dr. Jack Kilcrease has a rather brilliant post at Theologia Crucis on the connection between...
February 21, 2014
Yes, I'm a Downton Abbey fan. Of course I am. I also liked Upstairs Downstairs,...
February 11, 2014
Ugliness and Civilization
Have you noticed how ugly most of our communities are, all the strip malls, concrete...
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