We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Communicating the Gospel Cannot be Done with Garbage

Can Christians communicate a consistently Christian message through art forms that have adopted the aesthetic and stylistic canons of Dada or Surrealism?  More specifically, should Christians be allowed to imitate any artistic, literary, or musical style that expresses absurdity, nihilism, and chaos, for the purpose of communicating the gospel? I think most Christians would agree that neither of these questions should be answered in the affirmative.

John Makujina, Measuring the Music, pg.173

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