Christians and the Arts

“At one time Christians were forerunners in every area of media and market–when high ideals gave impetus to the highest, most creative quality of product. They did not try to identify their work as “Christian,” but because of their personal relationship with the Creator of the universe, their commitment to excellence in expression, ethics and workmanship propelled Christians to the front. Today, we’re too busy trying to keep our churches running single-handedly, too serious with the somber pursuit of holiness and godliness and pleasing everyone we know that we are exhausted at home and at work. Getting through is my goal many days. Excellence is far from our minds, much less creative excellence in our endeavors.” –Resting Place by Jane Rubietta.
via Mary Yerkes–Releasing the Artist Within