Monday, May 11, 2009

Christianity, Contemporary Art and Beauty

This is a partial post from friend Ben Edson which I highly resonate with. Read on:

'I have come to the conclusion that if Christian critics and intellectuals can’t find Christ in the contemporary art world then all I can suggest is that they have not looked closely enough. And looking closely is what an art critic as well as a Christian is supposed to do. For it is in looking closely at the world, including art, that we can open ourselves up to the presence of Christ. And that is risky business, indeed; perhaps too risky for many who serve as the cultural gatekeepers of our souls'.

This is from a fascinating article by
Daniel Siedell on exploring a Christian approach to contemporary art. He also talks about the importance of beauty, something that resonates with me missiologically . . ."

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