Letting The Hobbits Out of Narnia’s Wardrobe

While Christians continue to revere both Tolkien and Lewis, they’ve typically given the flattery of imitation to only one. There’s a prevailing expectation that proper Christian art should echo Lewis—full of vivid symbolism, rich allegory, and evangelistic purpose. In fact, anything less is often deemed to be somehow sub-Christian. This attitude is unfortunate for several reasons, but perhaps none more lamentable than that it undercuts the beautiful legacy passed down by the two friends.

An Honest Look At How Faith-Based Films Are Changing Hollywood (and How They’re Not)

Cinema is a new frontier for Christians. With a few notable exceptions (The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, etc.), the Church had historically taken a posture of defiance toward the emerging art form. As society became increasingly image-driven and advances in technology made it harder to evade Hollywood’s influence, a noticeable shift occurred. The Church recognized that... Continue Reading →

Why Beauty Isn’t In the Eye of the Beholder

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We’ve all heard the phrase. The idiom is culturally ingrained and familiar…but is it true? I’ve wrestled with this question for the better part of a year and arrived at the unexpected conclusion that not only is this teaching false, but it’s also dangerous.

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