“Should Artists Protest?” (New at Canon & Culture)

Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 9.15.42 AMThis week, I had the privilege to write for my friends at Canon & Culture, the blogging arm of the ERLC. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Policy aside for a moment, perhaps a more foundational question is whether artists and entertainers have any business influencing legislation in the first place. Many Christians would rather Springsteen et al kept their opinions to themselves, arguing that it is unfair for artists to use their celebrity status to influence legislators or public opinion.

What we need to realize is that it’s not so much whether artists will influence the culture and politics, but how and which artists. Christians need to take a wide-eyed look at how they approach art and entertainment—realizing that they have voluntarily pigeonholed their artists in a subculture that robs them of culture-shaping influence…(Read more at C&C)