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The Need to Do Art Well (Why Art Can’t be Strategized Pt 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I suggested that artists can't ultimately control which spiritual themes people see in their work. This raises an interesting question: if making art is ultimately about leaving room for God to speak to peoples' hearts, then why do art well? Can't he use bad art as well as good …

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Why Christians Should Care About Art Part 3

Here's where you can read Part 2 Reason Number 3: We can’t judge art well if we don’t know enough about it So far, I’ve talked about art as a kind of evangelism. I want to get practical for a moment. As Christians who live in societies with lots of art (movies, music, books, games, etc), …

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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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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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