If you know me, you know I love Gary Molander. He’s one of those people who pastors me from afar, and he ministers to so many people around the world through his work at Floodgate Productions and his book, Pursuing Christ. Creating Art.
Anyway, Gary was nice enough to interview me about Echo (and incude a special Echo offer), so I’d encourage you to check out that interview. One of the questions Gary asked me was why it’s important to see our creativity as something given to us by our Creator. Here’s the first half of my response:
To me, the most tragic outcome of the Western Church’s divorce from the arts wasn’t that we as a culture missed out on having the best painting, music, prose, and film for a few centuries (although that is certainly tragic). Rather, I think the most tragic outcome was that a dominant strain of Christian theology put artists at odds with themselves.
To read the second half of my response and a few of my thoughts about Echo, head over to Gary’s post. And be sure to check out his special Echo offer at the end of his post, would you?
In the mean time, what do you think about this “tragedy of the Church’s divorce from art” idea? I’m hoping to explore it a bit more in an upcoming post, but I’d love your perspective.
Scott McClellan is the Editor of Echo Hub and the Director of Echo Conference. You can follow him on Twitter: @scottmcclellan.