So much of the Art today is shocking, disturbing, and offensive...but is that necessarily bad?
“All Art is quite useless.” These famous words by poet and playwright Oscar Wilde lead down a road Christians are often hesitant to follow. Does Art need to serve a function or purpose? Or should we, like WIlde, embrace the amazing uselessness of Art.
Is God glorified when a sincere Christian makes a bad work of art? Does God only care about our hearts and inner-beauty? What significance, if any, should Christians give to outward beauty and expert craftsmanship?
There's a lot of talk these days about “Faith-Based Content.” Many Christians agree that we need more of it, but there’s seemingly no consensus about what it actually is. How should we define Christian Art? My answer is simple: We shouldn't. In fact, we should do away with "Christian Art" all together. Why? Because I don't think Christian art even exists.