The Kingdom of Life And The Art Of The Dead
I’ve finished a book that is set to be published in January, and through the process I have spoken with lots of artists, in different forms of media, and the general consensus is that it is very easy to become a zombie within Christian media.
It is something that is prevalent, however, throughout Christianity itself. So often, people that profess belief in the extreme and overwhelmingly powerful Kingdom that Jesus brought with Him to earth are the most likely to fall into a style of simply mimicking the attitudes and styles of the people around them, in essence becoming a shell of reality, looking alive on the outside, but empty and dead inside.
How can people serving the Source of joy, love, and creativity be so quick to offer “art” that is boring and copied?
How can people called to a life that shows the reality of an all-powerful Creator seem so weak and lifeless when they create themselves?
For people outside the Kingdom of God, perhaps the reason they remain apart from it is because the offerings it presents as art are zombified versions of what they already have. And if the art is lifeless, why should they expect the emotion and love to be any different?
Believers are to be set apart, using the gifts that come from God in the most amazing possible ways. Only when our creativity has more to offer than undead shadows of things that already exist will people realize that the Kingdom of God is the true epitome of creation, and its citizens the true sojourners of life…not death.
Equip your art with the Source of creativity and the world around you will see what it’s missing.