I was listening to a Connected Kingdom podcast on Challies.com in which Tim Challies and David Murray were interviewing Steve DeWitt on his latest book, Eyes Wide Open. Challies describes the book as “a book about beauty, about learning to enjoy God in everything.” Some of the questions addressed in the podcast include, “How beauty is meant to motivate worship,” and “Whether beautiful art is objectively good or whether there needs to be an explicit gospel message.” It is an interesting conversation about a subject that many Christians seldom address today, beauty. You should give it a listen when you get some time. Here’s a download link to the audio file.
It is a question that I’ve entertained in my mind now and then over the years, but I’ve never really put serious thought into it. Continue reading Why So Much of Christian Art is Second Rate