This is post 4 of 4 in the series “Call of the Balladeers Workshop” Christian Artists Can Glorify God and Bless the World Where Does the Impulse for Art Come From? Does More Volume Make Better Music? Tolkien on What is Good Art God created; He is the first artist.
Last week we published The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Jordan Peterson. We subsequently heard from a reader, Caitlin Basset, who wrote to thank Darrow for his post. She mentioned her own article on the same subject, published at The Stream. Hers is a very worthy companion post to ours, and we
Easter is a great time to reflect that the tyranny we see growing in our world today—with its gnawing sense of unease—is a direct consequence of our living in a post-truth culture. If truth is gone, what’s left? Raw power, the Darwinian hypothesis of “survival of the fittest.” We have
When speaking to young people, I often mention the role of the artist in shaping culture. People are curious about what I mean, thus begins a discussion of the concept of the balladeer. I am careful to distinguish between artists who use their art for worship or evangelism and those
April 15 comprised an interesting anniversary in one of Christianity’s most remarkable individuals: C.S. Lewis. Lewis has long been one of my favorite authors. His name appears in multiple posts at this blog. Since I read it in my 30’s I have often referenced his autobiography Surprised By Joy. It
Francis Schaeffer’s book, The God Who is There, introduced me to the intersection of Christianity and the arts. He wrote about the influence of art in Western society, a theme further developed in his later book, Art and the Bible: What is the place of art in the Christian life? Is art- especially
An American missionary family was living in a big city in Siberia. The children attended public schools, and every day mom and dad planned for dropping off and picking up the kids. They had no vehicle so they used public transportation. On one particular day, dad was scheduled to pick