Category Archives: aesthetics

  1. Overblowing the last trumpet? Verdi’s Requiem terrifies – and why not?


    04/09/2018 by Chris Green

    Why shouldn’t we be in dread of the Last Trumpet? Won’t we leap to our feet, heart in mouth, when we hear it? Shouldn’t we tremble in death’s presence, and thrill at its defeat? Shouldn’t we preachers use all our skill too, to help people see God’s awesome glory?

  2. ‘Philistine!’ Why I’m with Kevin de Young, and don’t watch Game of Thrones.


    25/09/2017 by Chris Green

    It is becoming harder for TV programmes to shock enough to get ratings, and that’s only partly because they up against an unrated internet.  It’s also because as a culture (and Evangelical sub-culture) we have become much, much harder to shock.  

  3. Three books to make you think like Tim Keller: No. 1,  The World Beyond Your Head


    17/07/2017 by Chris Green

    If I said that this was the most important piece of secular philosophy I have read in a long time, you’d probably switch off.  But it is, and I want you to read it.

  4. Not just for arty types – a brilliant exhibition in London builds massive gospel bridges. If we can cross them…


    07/10/2016 by Chris Green

    These painters are explicitly aiming to paint an eternal tragedy. They are painting what we would call the Fallen Condition. They are expressing what it means to be a ruined Image Bearer.

  5. What’s the story behind…?


    28/08/2013 by Chris Green

    church change

    At the back of our church was a small, rather drab, bookcase.  It was used to store songbooks, and Bibles.  …
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  6. Seven ways to love God with all your mind


    04/02/2013 by Chris Green

    When Jesus underlined the first and greatest commandment he added to it.  ‘Love the Lord your God with all your …
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  7. The triangle of beauty (Christian beauty: 4)


    28/01/2013 by Chris Green

    So, I’ve suggested thee angles to answering the question of what is beautiful. Angle 1: something is beautiful because it …
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