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- Christian music
- Christian art
- Christian movies
Somehow, when we say Christian in front of such words, everyone understands, that whatever "it" is, it's not as good as what a world without God is creating.
The reason why Erwin McManus' statement bothers me is because I think he's right.
How can this be?
God is the creator God.
In fact, when Genesis uses the word Hebrew word "bara" for creation, only God is the subject of that verb. No other in the universe is able nor can create as God creates.
When God created humankind, he created humankind in his image...we were created with the imprint of the Creator God in our souls.
Of all the people on planet earth, Christians ought to be the most creative and expressive folks when it comes to demonstrating the creative possibilities of God's kingdom. We should not play second fiddle to anyone.
With the advent of the protestant reformation came the move away from the sacred arts.
At one time, the world's greatest artists, musicians, composers, poets, writers, thinkers were all Christians.
I hate that the word "Christian" has become synonymous with crappy.
It's time that the church changes this perception by reclaiming the place of creative arts in the life of the church.