The Importance of “Thinginess” (Why Do High Churches Get All the Good Artists Pt 5)

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 a previous post, I argued that evangelical culture is essentially suburban, and averageness tends to be a central feature in suburban cultures. A related problem …

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5 Christian Artists You Should Give Another Chance

Christian entertainment has issues. It’s been rightly accused of being shallow, poorly produced, and many other things. But this isn’t always true. In spite of production issues and a target audience with some unhealthy hang-ups about artists, there are people who've learned to make overtly Christian art that works. Here are some artists who’ve created …

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What Happens When Christians Fear Pop Culture?

“Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in your beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you.” Christian musician Rich Mullins said that in a 1997 concert, and it’s …

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