Category Archives: Art

Learning from Rich Mullins – a Ragamuffin at the Door of God’s Mercy

Rich Mullins was a sinner and a saint, like all believers in Jesus, and this movie does a good job showing us both aspects of Rich’s life.

Also posted in Culture / Entertainment, Life & Culture, Music | | 12 Comments

18 Principles from Pixar’s Culture

18 quotes from “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration”

Also posted in Culture / Entertainment, Life & Culture | | 10 Comments

How Christians Are Responding to the Noah Movie

It’s a movie that’s made waves among evangelicals, but let’s be honest: we’re not all in the same boat here. In fact, I struggle to remember any film that has drawn so much praise and criticism from churchgoing Christians.

Also posted in Culture / Entertainment, Life & Culture | | 41 Comments

Christians and Movies: Are We Contextualizing or Compromising?

Is there anything to which we would simply say, “No matter how much artistry may be involved in this film, it uses copious amounts of sewage to get across its point. Stay away, for your own health.”

Also posted in Culture / Entertainment | | 169 Comments

Evangelicals and Hollywood Muck

At what point do we consider a film irredeemable, or at least unwatchable? At what point do we say it is wrong to participate in certain forms of entertainment?

Also posted in Culture / Entertainment, Life & Culture | | 177 Comments

Wading into the Mystery of Joy: A Conversation Continued with Andrew Peterson

We continue our conversation today, with Andrew discussing theological growth in his music, what his next album might be, and his complicated relationship with CCM and Christian radio.

Also posted in Interviews, Life & Culture, Music | | 2 Comments

Reading, Writing and Music: A Conversation with Andrew Peterson

In the first of a two-part interview with the modern-day renaissance man, Andrew shared how he started making music, who is currently inspiring his writing, and what books are on the horizon.

Also posted in Interviews, Life & Culture, Music | | 6 Comments

Fiction-Writing Basics #1: Determine the Point of View

There are various ways of determining the point of view for a scene, but they can be summed up in three basic approaches.

Also posted in Life & Culture, Writing | | 1 Comment

New and Notable Musical Offerings

Here’s a sampling of some musical contributions that have come to my attention in recent months.

Also posted in Life & Culture, Music | | 1 Comment

A Brief Review of Tom Hooper’s “Les Misérables”

The “experience” of this movie got me thinking. How many people are moved by Les Misérables without really knowing why?

Also posted in Culture / Entertainment, Life & Culture | | 22 Comments