One of the biggest threats to Christianity is politics. Far too many Christians make decisions, not based on the Bible, but based on their political affiliation. Of course, this is never admitted, even though it is easily recognizable. A person will baptize their political beliefs to make it sound like they are basing their position […]
Archive for March 2012
In this video film critic, Jeffrey Overstreet, reflects on beauty and revelation in art. He reminds us that true art is something we remember, talk about, and think about. He also warns us against some of the dangers we face in our current culture, including sensationalism, which he believes replaces reflection.
What is art? Art is given several definitions in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, including “the conscious use of skill and creative imagination.” According to Dictionary.com art is “the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.” I would define art as both beauty and truth. […]
Last night my wife and I were lucky enough to get to see the world premier of Blue Like Jazz at SXSW. When we arrived 45 minutes early to the screening the line was already starting to wrap around the block. We had purchased advanced tickets to the screening, but that still didn’t guarantee us […]