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The Horrors!Subscriber Access Only
Can Christians and horror movies co-exist in the same cineplex? Better yet, is the horror genre even redeemable? The author thinks so—but only if certain conditions are met.
The Honest-to-God Truth About Movies (Part 2)Subscriber Access Only
The best films don't shy away from truthfully depicting the human condition—even when it's ugly and sinful.
Why Artists Belong in the Church NurserySubscriber Access Only
Good things happen when the bearded arts guy takes on the toddler room.
Why the Whole Church Needs Psalm 137, Violent Imagery and All
A protest song for Syrian refugees and suburban soccer moms.
Andrew Peterson: Creativity Isn’t Just for ‘Creatives’Subscriber Access Only
Artists and storytellers cultivate beauty and mystery. So do teachers, parents, and church potluck planners.
Whatever Your Secret Sins, the Psalms Will Give You the Courage to Come Clean
Hiding from God (and neighbor) is dehumanizing, but honest prayer and confession bring healing and freedom.
Like a Sloppy Wet KissSubscriber Access Only
While it's easy for me to criticize modern worship, I also criticize my own criticisms, based on what I observed at David Crowder's church music conference.
Cantando as canções da injustiça
A adoração bíblica, irada e congregacional pode ajudar a transformar nossos corações e igrejas.
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In Defense of Mere Entertainment (Part 3)Subscriber Access Only
Would Mother Teresa have thrown her head back and laughed aloud at The Pink Panther? Likely so, says the author in this apologetic for films that are simply "fun for the sake of fun."
Learning from the Artists about People and Place
Craig Goodworth's installation helped me see God's work in my current home of Durham.
What Is a Good Christian Movie, Anyway? (Part 1)Subscriber Access Only
Is it a sermon in disguise? Is it honest? Is it "family-friendly"? Defining it is no easy task—but here's a good start.
Where Are All the Good Stories about Marriage?Subscriber Access Only
And how Christians in the arts can bring them back.
Buildings That Bear Witness to GodSubscriber Access Only
How theology sheds new light on the purposes of architecture.
Make a Joyful Silence Unto the Lord
Why quiet is essential to corporate worship.
Discipling the Eyes Through Art in WorshipSubscriber Access Only
The visual arts can play a powerful role in worship—if we look closely enough.
When Jesus Doesn’t Calm the Storm
As I faced the Houston floods, I found myself asking questions about God’s providence.
Why Putting Christ Back in Christmas Is Not Enough
The history of American holiday cheer obscures the difficult details of the nativity narrative.
How to Lead Online Worship Without Losing Your Soul—or Body
8 tips for stewarding church technology in a time of social distancing.
Singing the Songs of Injustice
Biblical, angry, congregational worship can help transform our hearts and churches.
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And God Said to Pastors: Use More Sermon Puns and Plan More Parties
Three reasons to practice levity and humor in public worship.

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The Long Obedience of Racial Justice
The Long Obedience of Racial Justice
To bear the image of God is a declaration of dignity that challenges power.

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