Suburbs and Evangelicals (Why Do High Churches Get All the Good Artists Pt 2)

The following is part of a series on American evangelicals, considering why American Christian artists who produce high quality work tend to Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox or other high church denominations. In my last post, I argued that Presbyterianism seems to attract artists who don't go further down the high church spectrum (Catholicism, Anglicanism/Episcopalianism, etc), …

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Great Authors Who Wrote About Art and Faith

I've written many times about books that describe how art and faith connection (from books for small groups to books that you should read at least once). Here's a look at some of the authors who created these books, particularly ones who've written multiple books on the topic and therefore can't really be summed up …

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5 Christian Books on Art for Small Groups

If you've enjoyed my past posts about books on art for small groups or best books to read about faith and art, I recommend checking this article I wrote for the Odyssey, "5 More Books For Small Group Studies On Christian Art": https://www.theodysseyonline.com/craig-j-hazen   (I am not entirely certain why the URL says "Craig J …

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6 Powerful Books On Christian Art

Some time ago, I argued in one of my articles that a great way artistic Christians can connect with other churchgoers is by studying books together about art. Here are some of the best books I've read about how faith and art intersect (including the classic Art and the Bible by Francis Schaeffer): https://www.theodysseyonline.com/6-books-small-groups-studies-christian-art If you're …

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Doesn’t God Value Art And Beauty?

What is art? “Art” can mean many things -- in this context, art refers to any time people make things and use aesthetics, the study of beauty and ugliness. In other words, if people make beautiful things (buildings, stories, even clothing) and make them well, they’re performing an artistic process. The Guggenheim debate is a …

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