Historically (speaking of the 2,000-year history of Christianity), Christians have been leaders, innovators and makers of masterpieces in the realm of creativity/art. Christianity has been central to most of the best painting, music, and architecture in Western civilization. Sadly, the last century or so has seen a decline in this, and a more apathetic and skeptical posture of Christians toward the arts. The reputation of “Christian art” suffered and became more or less synonymous with moralistic, low-quality, sterilized propaganda. But there are signs of progress in reversing this!
In this 5-minute video, David Powlinson reflects on what he’s learned from reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky about sanctification and ministry. If you like literature and ministry, it’s worth checking out.
Check out John Piper talking about the theological significance of racial/cultural diversity and why Christians can’t afford to be color blind.