Jason Farley on the Church Recovering the Arts and What That Means to Our Culture
Trigger Warning: We discuss Teen Vogue’s article attempting to educate teens on anal sex. Every topic needs the light of the gospel and at the same time we don’t want to be crass, so hopefully we address this issue with biblical wisdom. We address this issue in the first segment, so you can fast forward to the second segment where we begin the discussion on Art and Culture, which is well worth it.
Jason Farley, Director of The Oaks Conservatory of the Creative and Performing Arts, Editor of Jovial Press, CrossPolitic contributor, and blogger over at The Westminster Confession of Funk, joins us to discuss why the church needs to recover the arts and what that means to our culture. There is a lot more going on than we realize, and the arts are more strategic than we think. The church needs to recover truth in the arts, and recover the use of the arts for rebuilding a Christ-centered culture.
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UPDATE: The Gray Havens are performing at Wordsmithy and teaching a workshop!
Wordsmithy, a workshop for the arts, is held annually here in Moscow, Idaho at New Saint Andrews College. This year it will be held September 20th through the 22nd with special guest and acclaimed graphic novelist Doug Tennapel, and The Gray Havens. Pastor Doug Wilson, author Nate Wilson, and literary agent and poet Aaron Rench will also be teaching workshop. They have extended early registration through August 1st, so register now here! We hope to see you there.