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Christianity & Art

Free to Receive

February 5, 2013 |

Daniel Siedell writes about being good recipients of art at Cultivare.

Let’s face it. Evangelicals are a pretty grumpy lot when it comes to the arts and culture. We’re perpetually on the lookout for artistic evidence …

Ordinary and Other

January 29, 2013 |

From a review by Theo Hobson in the Times Literary Supplement

“Effective defenders of Christianity must sound like ordinary citizens. They must be fluent in the sceptical, irreverent vernacular of mainstream liberal culture. Is this so …

Raised with Beauty

January 22, 2013 |

Jerusha Clark writes about her father’s music and love of beauty (The Examined Life, January 2013)

Growing up, I was taught in word and by example that Truth, Goodness, and Beauty mattered.  They were …

The New Renaissance

January 7, 2013 |

Where have we been and where are we going? Valuable questions in times of change — questions I think we all too often forget to ask. We talk about what is happening, rather than what has …

A Message in a Bottle

October 21, 2012 |

Dan Siedell discusses Christian reflection on art in a post for Cultivare

Whether an artist realizes it or not, every technical decision she makes in her studio proves what kind of artist she is and will …

Guidelines for Interpreting Culture

August 29, 2012 |

Kevin Vanhoozer, Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends

  1. Try to comprehend a cultural text on its own terms (grasp its communicative intent) before you “interpret” it (explore its broader social, political, sexual,

The Religion of Rembrandt

July 15, 2012 |

Over at CIVA, Jack Kinyon writes about Rembrandt’s personal faith.

One of the main themes discussed in Rembrandt’s Faith is Covenant Theology. This theology emphasizes God’s interaction with His chosen people through covenants, culminating with the …