Does Evangelism Jeopardize Authentic Artistic Expression?
What an Old Testament artist tells us about aesthetic vocation.
and guided in their worship by the presence of the arts in their liturgical context—from the icons of the Eastern Orthodox church to the range of music, dance, and drama in Christian
Jesus Is Lord. Period.
We’re rendering unto Caesar too much time and attention.
Roman imperial claims precisely by not opposing them within their own terms, but by reducing Rome's agency and historical significance to just one more entity in a much greater drama
'This Is Us' Captures the Drama of Unfolding Redemption
Even in its most tear-jerking moments, the runaway NBC hit affirms our eternal hope.
'This Is Us' Captures the Drama of Unfolding Redemption. Even in its most tear-jerking moments, the runaway NBC hit affirms our eternal hope. Amanda
One-on-One with Jon Laansma on His New Book on Hebrews
Associate Professor of Ancient Languages and New Testament offers new commentary.
exhorting us to find our place in it. Its work is not to translate the gospel for our lives, but to translate our lives into God's drama. Ed: What are some of the most
'A Ghost Story' Is a Haunting Ode to the Privilege of Witness
David Lowery's superb supernatural drama offers a God's-eye perspective on the intimate and the infinite.
David Lowery's superb supernatural drama offers a God's-eye perspective on the intimate and the infinite. 'A Ghost Story' Is a Haunting Ode to the Privilege of Witness.
Seven Evangelism Environments Artists Create
How the church can leverage the arts for evangelism.
Artistic activities like drama groups, bands, choirs, art groups, public mural projects, dance classes and groups, video/film classes & projects that are motivated by the need and intent to
Dorothy Sayers Did Not Want to Be a Prophet
Nevertheless, the saucy British writer made the pious vociferously angry.
Let us, in Heaven's name, drag out the Divine Drama from under the dreadful accumulation of slipshod thinking and trashy sentiment heaped upon it, and set it on an open stage to
The Family Feud that Changed the Shape of Christian Higher Education
What makes a college “evangelical” or “fundamentalist?” The dividing lines weren’t always so clear.
To cite but one example, Wheaton forbade drama productions until late in that decade, while Shakespearean plays have been central at Bob Jones University since the school's
Good News, Satan Wants to Destroy You!
It may sound weird, but knowing we have an enemy is encouraging.
As Fleming Rutledge notes, we read our Bibles and live our lives as if “there were only two dramatis personae, God and humanity” in the drama of redemption, contrary to the New
Junk for Jesus
Scripture invites us to give our firstfruits, not our fourthfruits.
and another had called an ambulance. This sort of drama is not out of the ordinary for our church community, and it takes a toll. Many of the people in
The Messy Drama and Trauma of New Life
Birth and baptism come at a painful cost.
Opinion | Sexuality. The Messy Drama and Trauma of New Life. Birth and baptism come at a painful cost. Courtney Belcher Ellis, guest writer. Image: Jesse
New & Noteworthy Books
The quest for the historical apostles, exporing Noah's flood, and rediscovering the gospel at the Lord's table.
The Supper is a God-given icon—displaying the Word in signs and actions in the assembled community—an icon that draws us into the divine drama by the power of the Spirit.”.
Bill Hybels Resigns from Willow Creek
Megachurch pastor “accelerates” October retirement weeks after former colleagues went public with misconduct allegations.
Chicago. Featuring contemporary music and drama combined with Hybels's preaching, the group grew from a few dozen to more than 1,200 in a few years.
What My Berkeley Congregation Taught Me About Loving My Political Enemies
America’s most progressive city—and the rest of our country—needs the voice of the local church now more than ever.
Like many cities across the country, our national political drama has pulled our local community into its polarizing, partisan narrative, where enemies are cast in terms of political
Hiding the Full Truth from Kids Is Often Healthy
As our children come of age, how do we talk about the brutal realities of a broken world?
Fraser. “That tale is different from the one she wrote. It is an adult story of poverty, struggle, and reinvention—a great American drama in three acts.”. In
The Holy Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future
Our Christmas stories may be missing their most important character.
Luke depicts the entire Christmas drama as fully Trinitarian, involving God the Son, who was born in a manger, God the Father, who sent him, and also God the Holy Spirit, who was