Viewing 8 posts by Jonny Mellor

  • The Apologetic of Art image

    The Apologetic of Art

    Why should we care about the arts? What is their unique contribution to humanity? And even more importantly, what is their worth for those of us who follow Jesus? Read more
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    Sympathy for Jonah

    David Benjamin Blower is a musician, writer and community theologian from south Birmingham, UK. For the last ten years he’s been making apocalyptic junk-folk music –... Read more
  • Is art really all about beauty? image

    Is art really all about beauty?

    Recently I was at a gathering of Christian leaders at which we were encouraged to pray for ‘art that releases the beauty and power of heaven’. Now I know that as the... Read more
  • How Should The Church Patronise Art? A Thought Experiment image

    How Should The Church Patronise Art? A Thought Experiment

    Let’s imagine together an undesirable, unhealthy but intriguing situation.

    Let’s imagine that Christians temporarily stopped paying artists to make art for the...
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  • Solving Problems or Making Things New image

    Solving Problems or Making Things New

    There seems to be a growing appreciation of creativity within British Christian culture at present. In the noughties the buzz words were ‘social action’ and... Read more
  • Should Christians Watch Horror Films? image

    Should Christians Watch Horror Films?

    Babies murdered in occult rituals. Naked women smeared with blood. Posts advocating horror movies. This might make Andrew think twice about his lent sabbatical next year! Read more
  • Spontaneity vs Craftsmanship image

    Spontaneity vs Craftsmanship

    I don’t think that the evangelical church in the UK is doing very well when it comes to the arts. Read more
  • Church, Art and the Last Child of Gallifrey image

    Church, Art and the Last Child of Gallifrey

    A couple of years ago, I was watching Doctor Who.

    Before I go on, I just want to clarify. I am not, what you might call, a Dr Who fan. I can’t name all the doctor’s...
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