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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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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Writing Quasi-Allegories (Allegory Pt 3)

Click here for Part 2 As I noted last time, full-blown allegories are hard to write because they have certain limits. However, you don't necessarily have to make an entire story allegorical. Many authors write quasi-allegories. In these works, the story has sections that are allegorical (didactic tone, important lessons) and other sections that are simply …

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What Filmmakers Can Learn From Passion of the Christ

“Christian movies” seem to go through times when they’re especially popular. For example, the 1950’s and 60’s produced some excellent Biblical epics. Since the early 2000’s, Biblical adaptations and movies with faith-based themes have been very popular. People debate a lot of things about the new Christian movie trend, but everyone seems to agree on …

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