Seeing the Human Face Correctly

… suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature;... Continue Reading →

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Confessions of a Cultural Snob

I confess to being a bit of a cultural snob. I can be quite disdainful about the mindless drivel that is being fed to the all-too-willing masses over the radio and on television. It is completely beyond me that thinly-veiled sexual innuendo and exhortations to live recklessly are considered good art. Although I do find... Continue Reading →

What Are You Looking For The Devil For?

When I was younger, many in the church were fearful of a process called backmasking. There was much concern that certain (usually metal) bands were leaving subliminal Satanic messages on their albums, which you could hear if you played songs backwards.  One of my favourite gospel bands at the time, Petra, decided to do some... Continue Reading →

Why Christians Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Art

I believe that those who refuse to read certain books, or listen to certain types of music, on the basis that they are not “Christian”, are on dangerous theological ground. Such refusal reflects – in my opinion -  a fundamental misunderstanding of  the Biblical concepts of law and grace. It also neglects to take into... Continue Reading →

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