God + Art

It’s not about us and our preferences — it’s about whether the whole earth might worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness.

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I think every Christian, especially artists, should read the newsletter posted above. It provides an excellent argument for the importance of Christians engaging in art & beauty.

In a world with such differing viewpoints on what should be considered “art,” we as Christians should have a good understanding of how art fits into the Biblical worldview, and how we can honor God with it in our own personal walks with Him. Otherwise we will get absorbed into any cultural opinion that seems pleasant to our ears. There is no easy black and white answer when it comes to art, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to find a view of art for ourselves that honors the Word, and then live by it.

As an artist, you hold an immense power to influence others towards truth, or away from it. In today’s culture, especially in America, “People hear with their eyes…

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