Friday, August 15, 2008

God's purpose

Although the storm has lessened on the Christian music front, it still rages among Christian readers. The question is this: can a Christian artist entertain a secular audience without losing the flavor of Jesus in the work?

When Amy Grant decided to perform for a secular audience – and tone down the obvious references to Jesus – many Christian fans abandoned her. A Christian writer has the same questions: am I writing for believers or non-believers?

Jeff Gertge wrote an insightful piece about the issue. Even if you’re not a writer, you need to consider his ideas.

As Christians, we make decisions: do we strengthen the body or evangelize the lost? Even in our reading choices, are we seeking books that help us in our own spiritual journey or show us how to bridge over to those who are searching for spiritual truth?

Check out Jeff’s thoughts. It’s an important issue for Christians who are reading or writing speculative fiction and Jeff does a nice job explaining.

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