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 …

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 …