The Dangers of Evangelical Austerity

Over at The High Calling, Skye Jethani has written a probing, provocative reflection on the danger of evangelical austerity and the dangers of demanding that beauty submit to practicality. Likewise, I don’t know any church leader who would utterly deny the value of art. Most churches put astronomical amounts of their budgets into buildings, worship [Read More...]

Cathedrals

Over at the Paris Review blog, Casey N. Cep writes about cathedrals in Europe, and Ray Carver, and other things – and it’s lovely. They continue, when moments later Robert says, “Close your eyes now.” Now both blind, they keep moving across the paper, adding features of the cathedral silently. The catharsis of the encounter, rendered as [Read More...]

Writers of Faith

Lately, I’ve been getting a little tired of hearing people claim that there aren’t Christians making good art. Sure, Christians haven’t always been very good about making good art – and have made a lot of bad art – but there’s good out there, too. And I think sometimes that people who say it doesn’t exist just [Read More...]


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