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Why Artists Belong in the Church NurserySubscriber Access Only
Good things happen when the bearded arts guy takes on the toddler room.
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.
Where Are All the Good Stories about Marriage?Subscriber Access Only
And how Christians in the arts can bring them back.
Why Putting Christ Back in Christmas Is Not Enough
The history of American holiday cheer obscures the difficult details of the nativity narrative.
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."
Violence, Profanity and Nudity: A Dialogue (Part 4)Subscriber Access Only
What is a Christian's responsibility when it comes to portraying The Big Three vices in film? There are no easy answers to the question.
Lent Is Here to Throw Us Off AgainSubscriber Access Only
Finding healing in repetition, community, and art.
Seminary Grads: God’s Name for You Matters More Than Your Masters
A word of encouragement for recent theology graduates.
Buildings That Bear Witness to GodSubscriber Access Only
How theology sheds new light on the purposes of architecture.
When Jesus Doesn’t Calm the Storm
As I faced the Houston floods, I found myself asking questions about God’s providence.
Make a Joyful Silence Unto the Lord
Why quiet is essential to corporate worship.
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.
Learning from the Artists about People and Place
Craig Goodworth's installation helped me see God's work in my current home of Durham.
Discipling the Eyes Through Art in WorshipSubscriber Access Only
The visual arts can play a powerful role in worship—if we look closely enough.
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.
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.
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.
And God Said to Pastors: Use More Sermon Puns and Plan More Parties
Three reasons to practice levity and humor in public worship.
Pastors Need Friends Born for Adversity
Pastors Need Friends Born for Adversity
When beloved congregants turned on me, who could I trust for advice?
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