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Can Anything Be Art?

Scott Smith —  July 15, 2012 — 1 Comment

“Philosopher Roger Scruton presents a provocative essay on the importance of beauty in the arts and in our lives.

In the 20th century, Scruton argues, art, architecture and music turned their backs on beauty, making a cult of ugliness and leading us into a spiritual desert.

Using the thoughts of philosophers from Plato to Kant, and by talking to artists Michael Craig-Martin and Alexander Stoddart, Scruton analyses where art went wrong and presents his own impassioned case for restoring beauty to its traditional position at the centre of our civilisation.” – BBC2

 

If Scruton is right, Postmodernism has resulted in a loveless culture. I think he has a valid point. After watching this video, I’d be curious to hear whether you agree with his assessment.

God is a storyteller and we are his image bearers. If you enjoy movies (or stories of any kind), join us for a group discussion about what entertainment really means and how it can be redeemed. Continue Reading…

If you’re a creationist, you presuppose the veracity of the bible.

If you’re a naturalist, you presuppose the nonexistence of the supernatural.

What happens when you set aside presuppositions and merely look at the evidence? When it comes to the topic of the universes’s origin, a number of models have been proposed. For simplicity’s sake, they have historically fallen in two camps. Up until the middle of the twentieth century, most of humanity had assumed that the universe has always existed. It had no beginning, and quite possibly will have no end. For most in the science community, that view crumbled quickly as evidence for the Big Bang mounted. Continue Reading…

 

You’ve likely heard the word, but many have no idea what it means. Settle in and watch as Anthony Weber unpacks what Postmodernism is, where it came from, and why it matters.

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Sometimes the details of a story are too fantastic to be coincidences.  In this talk, Scott Smith points out some intriguing details from the New Testament you probably aren’t aware of that defy explanation – unless the Bible is actually true.

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