How to Improve Christian Movies Without Bigger Budgets

Have you ever wondered why most Christian movies fall so flat? The vast majority of the Christian films produced in the last few decades rank among the worst movies ever made. In fact, at least one of them, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, had the dubious honor of being IMDb’s worst-rated movie of all time. (It’s […]

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Three Stages of Learning: How to Become a Master

If you’re anything like most artists, and you probably are, you have a desire to become a great artist—a master. I have found very little information on how one goes about doing that. Most people talk like you either have genius in you or you do not. Though there may be some truth in this […]

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Beauty is in the Eye of Which Beholder?

This is the fifth installment in the “Whatever” series on a biblical view of the arts, drawn from Philippians 4:8. If you missed the last four articles, you can read them here: Whatever is True, Whatever is Honorable, Whatever is Just, and Whatever is Pure. Whatever is Lovely It would be easy to assume that no […]

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Naysayers Go to Hell and Other Things I Learned with Micah Stout

I remember every time I played “Naysayers” with Micah Stout. People would cringe. I could see their faces changing when Micah would get around to the chorus, singing in a bracing nasal register just slightly above his range: Naysayers go to hell! I think you will do we-e-e-ll … Naysayers go to hell, I think […]

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Has God Really Called You to be an Artist?

The Nehemiah Foundation is regularly asked how we decide which Christian artists we support. Our criteria are actually quite inclusive: You profess Christ as your Savior and your life does not obviously contradict that profession. You believe you are called by God to be an artist or artisan. We believe your art is not likely […]

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Does Artistic Purity Ever Demand Vulgarity?

This is the fourth installment in the “Whatever” series on a biblical view of the arts, drawn from Philippians 4:8. If you missed the last three articles, you can read them here: Whatever is True, Whatever is Honorable, and Whatever is Just. Whatever is Pure: Set Apart Art Something pure (ἁγνός hagnos) is set apart […]

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Is There Such a Thing as Unjust or Just Art?

Is it possible for art to be unjust? In this installment of our “Whatever” series on aesthetics (drawing from Philippians 4:8), I discuss how to make just art. Because we can’t just make art. We need to make just art. (Groan.) But what does it mean for art to be just or—as most translators put […]

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