Sufjan Stevens on rock gods, Almighty God, and the scandal of Christ’s love

It’s amazing what Sufjan does with this interview.

These questions tell you a lot about the interviewer’s shoddy understanding of Christian faith.

And yet Stevens responds with such patience, and such insightful, revealing answers that it’s all worth reading.

I’m already enthralled by his music. But I’m increasingly impressed by the guy himself. It’s rare to find an artist who is also so eloquent, thoughtful, an uninhibited about his faith. None of this “Faith is personal and so I’m not going to talk about it” crap.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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