How to Discourage Artists at Church

Lately, Jeremy and our pastor have been having discussions about incorporating more art (and artists) into our corporate worship at church. This Gospel Coalition article, (incidentally, written by the current president of my alma mater), discusses this very thing, but from the opposite side. It asks, what do churches and Christians do that discourage Christian artists as artists and as fellow Christians?

I love the points this article raises and the place it ends: that the Church should feel like home to artists and nonartists alike. After all, isn’t that the purpose of the Church (with a capital C)? It is a foretaste of the unity and at-homeness we will feel in heaven. I’d love to see all our churches become places that feel more and more like home for the Christians who are apart of them — including Christian artists!

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