The Importance of Excellence in Christian Art and Literature (Part 4)

In this series, I’ve been making a case for excellence in Christian art and literature (you can read parts one, two, and three here.) Now I’d like to consider the question: What does excellence look like in Christian writing? Excellence includes the quality of the writing: elegance, beauty, effectivenss, clarity, fittingness in the way that […]

Reversals: Poetry and the Heavens

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:16-17)   What do we see when we look up […]

Highlights of 2012: Part 2

2012 was an exciting year: among other things, it was the year that I headed to Texas, where I’m now Chair of the Department of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, and direct the MA in Apologetics. Not surprisingly, many of the top posts on Hieropraxis dealt with literature, the arts, and the creative imagination. Here […]