Why Should Christians Care About Art Part 1

I've written a lot about art - how being a Christian and being an artist connect and conflict, how to help artistic Christians thrive, and common reasons artists don't feel like they belong in churches. This all raises the question, "Why does it matter?" "Why should Christians care about paintings, movies, books, stories, and all …

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3 Books to Read After The Screwtape Letters

C.S. Lewis didn't just write a good book when he wrote The Screwtape Letters. He uncovered a highly entertaining and clever way to satirize heavy topics like Hell, Heaven, and even human topics like education or philosophical trends. The format is so popular that dozens of writers have written Screwtape-style stories. Walter Hooper, who worked as Lewis' secretary, even …

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4 Things Artists Can Learn From Steven Curtis Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman may be the famous Christian musician of his generation. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s been nominated for more awards, or released as many albums. Here are four things artists can learn from Steven Curtis Chapman, taken from his book Between Heaven and the Real World. 1. Art Can Talk About …

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4 Lessons Artists Can Learn from VeggieTales

There’s one kid’s video series that most Christians love: VeggieTales. As VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer has noted, the show became one of the bestselling direct-to-video series ever. Here are 4 lessons artists can learn from VeggieTales and its creator Phil Vischer. Many of these lessons are taken from Vischer’s book Me, Myself, and Bob 1. …

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10 Movies Starring Peter Cushing

What do Dr. Who, Star Wars and Sherlock Holmes have in common? The actor Peter Cushing. In a recent Odyssey article, I talk about some of Cushing's most memorable roles, from playing Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: A New Hope to playing vampire hunter Van Helsing in various Dracula films. Check it out here: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/top-10-peter-cushing-movies  

3 Practical Things I Learned From My First Book

Since my ebook Sunrise Over Beijing came out in March I've learned a lot about self-publishing and the common mistakes you can make. Here are 3 things I wish I knew before releasing my ebook. 1. Know How Much You Want to Make As of this writing, Kindle Directing Publishing offers you two ways to make money …

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