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What Is Christian Art? (And Does Anything Go?)

What Is Christian Art? (And Does Anything Go?)

Ask a group of people to define “Christian art,” and you’ll likely get an assortment of different answers. It seems the phrase has as many definitions as there are colors in the universe. So, what is the definition of Christian art? And does – as they say — “anything go”? That’s the subject of this week’s edition of War of ...

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Christianity and the Arts

The only artist who is perfect in all forms of creativity . . . is of course God—the God who is Personal. —Edith Schaeffer, Hidden Art (1971) Come with me to the Alps and look at the snow-covered mountains. There can be no question. God is interested in beauty. —Francis A. Schaeffer, Art and the Bible (1973) The God of ...

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6 Reasons You Should Be Reading The Classics

Some people love to read, others not so much. Even book lovers and avid readers will debate whether or not one should take time to read “the classics” – those older, great works of literature that have endured the test of time. There are, in fact, many great reasons to read classic literature. And, it’s not just because we said ...

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Henty and Social History

In his classic study of the Victorian mentality, The Victorian Frame of Mind, Walter E. Houghton declares: “If we hope to discover the inwards thoughts of a generation, it is to literature that we must look.”  This is why, for historians, the works of G.A. Henty, the acknowledged king of boys’ writers in the late-Victorian period, are so fascinating and ...

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Dandelion Jelly

Plentiful in our yards are the yellow-flowered dandelions.  Usually thought of as a weed, these bright-colored flowers have a lot of health benefits and did you know can be eaten?  This summer, instead of trying to rid your home of dandelions, put them to good use! One of the ways you can use dandelions in your backyard is to make ...

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The Power Of Imagination In Childhood

At some point during childhood, every child is asked the question, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” Their answers are usually entertaining and unique. Many dream of becoming something really exciting or different – such as a professional athlete, astronaut, movie star, video game designer, pirate, candy taste-tester, and more. Their ideas are usually quite brilliant, ...

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