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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Why Christians Ignore The World Around Them

When did Christians decide artwork could only talk about Christianity in obvious, preachy ways? Specifically, why do many evangelical Protestants promote Christian art that’s obviously Christian but ignore or criticize Christian artists working in the secular world? There are several reasons – some I’ve mentioned in earlier blogs and some I’m still learning. Possibly the …

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