A Little Milton on a Monday Afternoon

My new friend Kelly Foster just emailed this to me.It's a quote from John Milton's Areopagitica, which I haven't read since 1991, so it's time to revisit it: … [Read more...]

Anybody Want to Answer My Email Today?

Here's today's email...I post this simply because a few people have asked me recently if there are still Christians out there who hold onto this condemning reaction to art and culture. They seemed certain that if there are such people, there are only a few isolated folks out there who think this way, and I should just ignore them.But I am convinced that there is still a vast community out there who write off movies (and other forms of art as well) as "a lost cause" ... as so corrupt and … [Read more...]

So it continues: Are Christians a niche audience?

Readers are responding to my recent article at Christianity Today Movies: Christians as a Niche Market? … [Read more...]

“There’s no profanity in my society…”

This letter came to me in response to my article at CT about profanity in the movies. My argument covered a lot of points, including the fact that artists often use their work to hold up a reflection to culture with all of its pros and cons. Thus, art often reflects foul language because, clearly, the culture which we have been challenged to love and transform does indeed include people with colorful speech.Here is the response: If you ask me, this is a pretty flimsy way to rationalize and … [Read more...]


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