10. April 2004 01:57
A buddy of mine on the San Diego project has gotten into some political satire with Photoshop using found images on Google. it's pretty clever stuff, check it out.
3. April 2004 11:26
Thanks to my buddy James for pointing out this article, it's right on the money. This article does a good job at pointing out some of the reasons the evangelical church in America is largely losing its ability to communicate with the culture at large. We need to rediscover an appreciation of art for art's sake. When we are creating, we are most showing the whole “made in the image of God” concept in my book. Yet many Christians are afraid of art and don't understand its ability to communicate truth. I really like this quote:
“Prominent in our endorsement of The Passion, however, is the notion that art is only worthwhile if it tells the truth for specifically evangelistic purposes. Many Christians were excited about this film because they believed it presented an opportunity to share the good news of the gospel. One church in Dallas rented a theater to show the movie, launching into an evangelistic presentation and altar call as soon as the credits started to roll. Not only is this disrespectful to the filmmaker's work, it misses the point of how art communicates and for what purposes. It is, in fact, no longer art. It is propaganda.” - Kate Bowman from the article above
This sounds suspiciously like one of my favorite theologians, Francis Schaeffer. If every Christian read some of his books dealing specifically with art, we might start getting back on track.