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Imagination Study – Bezalel, Art, and Idolatry

In Exodus 20, God delivers the 10 Commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai. Exodus 20:4 says, “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.” Before Moses came down from the mountain with…

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Festival of Faith and Writing

Back in 1998, my last year at Messiah College, we took a roadtrip up to Michigan to attend the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College. They had an incredible lineup of speakers that year, including John Updike, Elie Wiesel, and Bruce Cockburn. It was fantastic! I just got…

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UnChristian

The Barna Group has just released a new book called UnChristian, written by their President and based on three years of research. The study shows that 16- to 29-year-olds exhibit a greater degree of criticism toward Christianity than did previous generations when they were at the same stage of life….

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The ArtReview Power 100

The UK-based ArtReview, “the most innovative voice in contemporary art,” has published a list of the 100 most influential people in the art world. Fran├žois Pinault leads the list. I wonder how much influence they have in culture beyond the art world. I also wonder if any of them is…