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

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

Don’t Jesus Movies Break the 2nd Commandment?

{Robbie Schmidtberger is the Church Planting Resident at Grace and Peace Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA.} Tense is a good word to describe the American church’s relationship with the artistic community.  On the one hand, Christians heralded movies like Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, Christopher Spencer’s Son of God, and Mark Burnett’s The Bible … More Don’t Jesus Movies Break the 2nd Commandment?

Does a Christian Artist Have to Make “Christian” Art?

Do Christians have to paint pictures of crosses, shepherds, and slain lambs?  Is a band selling out when it chooses to write less “Christian” lyrics on their newest album?  Does every movie produced by Christians have to have an evangelistic/apologetic bent? Alex Medina writes at The Gospel Coalition, “Out of our zeal we have only given … More Does a Christian Artist Have to Make “Christian” Art?

Transfiguration by Raphael

This painting is sick. I was pointed to it by J. Monro Gibson, D.D. in his 1889 commentary on Matthew’s Gospel.  In his comments about the descent from the mount of transfiguration he says, “It is very familiar to us through Raphael’s great painting; and we shall certainly not make the mistake of attempting to … More Transfiguration by Raphael