“I Thank God for my Profane Art”

“First off, all glory to God, that’s for sure!” This is how Kendrick Lamar opened his Grammy Award winning speech. I don’t know Kendrick Lamar. He could be a great guy. However, he confuses me when he gives God glory for the album that profanes much of what God stands for!?

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Guarding the Mind of an Artist: Excerpted from God and Your Talent

The mind of an artist can be an interesting place. Artists throughout history have gained a reputation as tortured, volatile, and just plain crazy. These stereotypes however, don’t have to reflect the mind of a Christian artist. God has given us the mind of Christ. He has given us the gift of a sound mind.

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More Harriet, Less Beyonce

Pass the Salt Please.

Last Sunday’s Superbowl half-time performance Beyonce’ graced the stage and introduced the world to her song Formation. Film and culture critic, Anthony Weber, posed a great question: “Does the halftime show really need to point the world toward a song that includes the lyrics, “When he —- me good I take his — to Red Lobster, cause I slay”? Seriously, were there no other songs that might have been both entertaining and appropriate for a global market of all ages?”

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The Dangers of Art with a Capital “A” (Excerpted from: God and Your Talent)

The Danger of Art with a Capital “A” (Excerpted from God and Your Talent; Creating Great Art for the Glory of God)

When watching award shows in our American culture you will often see where an artist–usually a musical artist but not always–will receive an award and thank God for it.

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The Seedbed of Greatness (Excerpted from God and Your Talent: Creating Great Art for the Glory of God)

Humility:The Seedbed of Greatness (Excerpted from God and Your Talent: Creating Great Art for the Glory of God)

The creative process and the performance aspect of art can lend itself to the cultivation of a sneaky kind of pride. Franky Schaeffer said, “Artists suffer constant rejection, and this can lead to unhealthy self-analysis and inward looking selfishness.

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