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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’
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.
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.
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.
And God Said to Pastors: Use More Sermon Puns and Plan More Parties
Three reasons to practice levity and humor in public worship.
Five Family-Friendly Resources for Lent
What does it mean to teach our children about lament, fasting, and mortality? These books, apps, and flashcards can help.
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?
And how Christians in the arts can bring them back.
Buildings That Bear Witness to God
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 Worship
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.

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In Pandemic and in Health, I Make This Vow
In Pandemic and in Health, I Make This Vow
Engaged Americans are grappling with foiled wedding plans. But Christian couples face unique moral challenges.

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