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Easy Things the Church Can Do to Fix the Culture

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The fact is, the People of God are abysmally ignorant about art these days. We know what we like but not really what we are talking about. Too many of us confuse personal taste with artistic excellence, and our tastes have been corrupted by fear and suspicion of the age. A devout woman described her artistic sensibility to me not long ago as, \"If it’s new, it’s bad.\"

Wheee!

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The fact is, the People of God are abysmally ignorant about art these days.

And thus, when great religious art, with all of its depth and space for exploration, arrives, all the People of God know to do with it is pick it up and use it as a blunt instrument... to seize "the evangelical opportunity"... and pound unbelievers over the head with it. The Passion of the Christ, anyone?

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Wow. What an excellent article. I'm going to print it out and put it in my folder of other such articles. This one's a keeper.

Heck, anyone who quotes the great Flannery gains tremendous intellectual credibility in my mind.

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tried to find the article...couldn't.

anyone have a copy they could post so i can download it?

please?

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Yeah, since the link is down, does somebody have a copy which could be posted? I'm dying to read it.

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You can find it here, here, here, and here.

Remember: Google is your friend.

Merry Christmas!

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Wow. Now all I gotta do is figure out where I failed. 'Cause I did try.

Merry Christmas to you too. :D

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I had to do a search to find a thread title that something like this could potentially fit into.

Not sure if they've got a Protestant version up yet.

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