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How Should Christians Handle Change? A Video Interview with Phil Cooke
How Should Christians Handle Change? A Video Interview with Phil Cooke

The world today is changing at light speed. How can Christians handle the rapid changes that life throws at them and still honor Christ in their decision-making process? Crosswalk.com sits down with television producer and cultural commentator Phil Cooke to discuss his new book, “Jolt! Get a Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing.”

10 Tips for Smart Film Viewing

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  • April 20, 2011 |
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Does Deprivation Foster Creativity?

Would we be more creative if we needed more?

Mockery & Impiety: Artistic Tools, or Unfair Offenses?

No Christian who loves art can be satisfied by pretending bad art doesn’t matter.

  • John Mark Reynolds |
  • April 11, 2011 |
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Powerful Testimony of Actor Wes Bentley

Lead actor Wes Bentley shares his inspiring and powerful testimony of how he found God and redemption through the production of the movie There Be Dragons.

  • Motive Entertainment |
  • April 06, 2011 |
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How to Start an Arts Ministry in Your Church

Imagine if the local church became the place in culture to experience beauty, imagination, creativity and transcendence. It is possible...

  • J. Scott McElroy & Jessie Nilo |
  • April 05, 2011 |
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Engaging Culture, Not Condemning It

Once upon a time, evangelicals set out to create a richer culture, abandoning the combativeness of fundamentalism and choosing instead to engage in a more thoughtful participation in America's cultural life. It's been a bumpy ride.

Giving Hope: It Will Take More Than Politics

American Christians have striven to create philosophers and politicians, but have done too little to produce artists. If we said the Truth beautifully, people would wish our victory instead of dreading it. At this moment, Christianity should trade three governors for one great filmmaker.

  • John Mark Reynolds |
  • April 03, 2011 |
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The Writer as Madman and Mystic

The ancient muses, it was thought, helped create works of art and literature. But the God in whom I believe is about creating certain kinds of people, shaping them into men and women who believe, hope, and love.

How the Church Can Embrace Artists and the Arts, Part II

There are a number of reasons why more protestant churches haven't embraced the arts. But in simply addressing why we can move closer to rediscovering the proper place of the arts in the church.

  • J. Scott McElroy |
  • October 29, 2009 |
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How the Church Can Embrace Artists and the Arts, Part I

When we talk about a New Renaissance of art within the church, important and obvious questions arise: Who is an artist? And what is church-appropriate art?

  • J. Scott McElroy |
  • October 22, 2009 |
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Creative Avenues: Program Helps Christian Art Students Thrive in the Industry

Many a Christian art student may have talent, dedication—and no idea how the art industry works. That’s where NYCAMS steps in.

Staub's "Culturally Savvy Christian" a Standout Effort

In "The Culturally Savvy Christian," Dick Staub defines the culturally savvy Christian as one who is "serious about faith, savvy about faith and culture, and skilled in relating the two." By structuring his book around this definition, Staub manages to make his book stand out from similar attempts.

Redeem Arts & Culture through Divine Inspiration

Christians, by definition of bearing the imprint of God, are creative people. The arts and culture were once our domain. To reestablish a partnership with the creative work God is doing, check these tips for Finding Divine Inspiration.

Who Needs the Arts?

The basic conflict in my childhood church—and one we’re still dealing with in our churches and families today—centers around this question: are the arts good or bad?

Consumers or Creators: Being of the World or Being God’s People

American Christians generally flow in one of two cultural directions: they either tend toward being consumers or being creators. Which is more in line with God's design?

The Arts & the Maturity of the Church

What if integrating the arts into the Church is more than just a nice idea? What if this integration is essential to the maturity of the Body of Christ?"

How the Church Can Reclaim Art's Draw & Creative Power

Art was once the domain of the Church: Christians created art that glorified God and drew people closer to His Son. Today, however, much of the Church neglects or underemphasizes God-given creativity. Here's how to cast a vision For the Beauty of the Church.

Give Your Child a Head Start on the Arts

Exposure to classical music, art, and drama will enrich your children’s lives now and as they grow. You may even discover a budding Picasso or Pavarotti living right under your roof.

  • Barbara Curtis |
  • September 20, 2011 |
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Truths We Learn from Fiction

Some have speculated that novels have become less popular with the advent of social media. But novels are, in fact, more deeply social than your best Facebook friend ever imagined. In the best fiction, writers reveal themselves. Through characters, dialog, action, and reflection they disclose their philosophies, emotions, and beliefs.

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Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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