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A Tribute to Edith Schaeffer

April 5, 2013 |

Jake Meador writes on Edith (and Francis) Schaeffer over at Mere Orthodoxy.

Without the Schaeffers, I sincerely wonder if we’d have magazines like Relevant and Cardus or journals like Books & Culture or the Mars

On ‘Radical’ Christianity

March 18, 2013 |

Matthew Lee Anderson critiques the idea of “radical” faith in Christianity Today:

Interior-oriented movements can generate a lot of energy initially. But the gospel is supposed to create a culture, and a culture takes root only …

A Contraction of Ideology

February 7, 2013 |

Camille Paglia writes about capitalism and art in the Wall Street Journal.

Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts …

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 …

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,