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Friday, March 26, 2010

What makes art Christian (or not)?

From a recent post by Jan:
Unfortunately, as Christians we’ve so bought into the idea that all creativity has to have a purpose, and that purpose is to lead people to Christ, that we can’t accept as “christian” that which hasn’t been completely neutered by a fish, dove or Bible verse.

Jan is commenting on an art gallery, which refused to include a photograph, illustrating part of the procession of Christ to the cross, because the photo, which was by a 10-year-old boy, was considered too violent. Jan provides a link to the photo. Her entire post, which is not much longer than this one, should be required reading.

Jan has followed up on this post here and here. I have written about what makes something Christian fiction here.

Read Jan's posts.


i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

Interesting. Will take a look at the links you provided. Thanks.

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, Kerry i am.