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Amena Brown: Art Doesn’t Need to Be ‘Churchy’ to Be Sacred
For the Atlanta-based spoken word poet, God shines best through art that feels human.
Whatever Is Pure: Cedarville Requires Professors to Apply Philippians 4:8Subscriber Access Only
Faculty push back against stricter standards keeping curse words, R-rated movies, and sexual content out of their curricula.
How Christian Artists Blow the Whistle on Cultural PollutionSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from ‘Culture Care.’
Farewell to TV's Most Powerful Single LadiesSubscriber Access Only
What primetime pioneers Mary Tyler Moore and Lena Dunham teach us about culture-making and Christian influence.
‘The Birth of a Nation’ Releases to Mixed Reviews and Moral Dilemmas
Things we’re reading and discussing this week.
Amena Brown Q+A: Poetry in an Age of Lament
How the spoken-word poet uses art to speak truth about race, faith, and womanhood.
My Search for a Truly 'Creative' Church
What a 7-month tour through nearly 20 congregations taught me about God's imaginative people.
Art AdvocatesSubscriber Access Only
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our October issue).
The DJ Making the Angels Rap
Christian hip-hop remembers the legacy of the late DJ Official.
Creating for GoodSubscriber Access Only
Our hope isn't simply to solve a perceived problem, but to address deeper causes.
Coasting is Compromise: The Importance of Being a Proactive Church
Adapting to new methods to tell the old, old story may be our greatest defense against unbiblical compromise.
The First Step to Sparking Innovation In a Stuck Church
Church leaders need to spark the creativity of innovative believers by figuring out how to say yes to their passion.
Meet the Man Behind the Bono and Eugene Peterson ConversationSubscriber Access Only
If church leaders and artists have been estranged in western culture, then David Taylor is helping to lead them into a more blissful union.
Faith and the Arts: A Fragile FriendshipSubscriber Access Only
Churchgoers are willing to embrace fine art, but artists don't know if they want to claim the church.
Pentecost BreezeSubscriber Access Only
'It’s the world got in'
The Raw Beauty of Giving God Our Second Best
Sometimes ‘God deserves our best’ can serve as a cover for our pride. God also wants our second best. And our worst. And everything in between.
On the Film Festival TrailSubscriber Access Only
The surprising Christian energy—and partnership—in the world of Sundance and True/False.
Remembering Prince: A Pop Music Priest in a Secular WorldSubscriber Access Only
He seemed to defy mortal boundaries, but in fact, he showed us the glory of simply being made in God's image.
Innovative Churches Do This – Imitators Miss It
Don't copy the churches you admire. Learn from their principles. Then extend them into places that only your church can go.
How Spanish Church Music Inspired the Film Score for 'Risen'Subscriber Access Only
A conversation with the biblical thriller's composer.
Scripture and Neuroscience Agree: It Helps to Lament in Community
Scripture and Neuroscience Agree: It Helps to Lament in Community
Through song, liturgy, and communion, the body of Christ inhabits the suffering experienced by its weakest members.
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