Breaking a Genre Gently: Thoughts on What Makes Art Work

Conversations about good art versus bad art often talk about using the medium well. For example, one might discuss whether the latest Ted Dekker novel works well as a thriller, based on other examples of what makes a good thriller novel. Or on a different level, one could discuss whether that novel works well as …

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How Christian Entertainment Ignores Evil

Let’s play a game. I’m going to present a scenario I used once before -- let’s say I’m sitting in front of you, with two objects in my pockets. I take out both objects and show them to you. One object is a sex education film, the other's a porn film. What's the essential difference …

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Five Reasons Protestants Don’t Understand Artists

This article first published by The Odyssey on November 21, 2016) I should have written this article a while ago. When I started a blog about Christian spirituality, writing craft, and how they intersect, I knew I'd write this at some point. If you’ve read much of my work, you know I often discuss how …

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