Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Where Did Jesus Specify....

That you must have an ugly website, if you are a church, or christian organisation? I spent some time surveying blogs and christian/church websites (from an unspecified region) today.

What I found was an inverted relationship. It seems the better theology the church had, the worse its website was. From colours that hurt the eyes, to broken links... why can't we have art and theology?

Oh well, I'll have to do something about it in my own case.


The Armchair Theologian said...

Yeah. Art and theology? Back in the day, Christians PWNED the arts. All "good" art was done by Christians. Bach, Beethoven, Davinci, Michelangelo, etc.

Now, we simply have a full time career of making excuses for why everything we do is pretty much embarassingly bad.

I don't know about you, but I kinda really wish Christians would reclaim the arts. If anything/anyone is worthy of magnificent paintings, monumental prose, ingenius poetry or epic music, it's the God who invented painting, prose, poetry and music.

When it comes to "art", Christians stink out loud.

Richard D said...

Chad - I'm responding to an old post, so you may never actually read this, but I'd love to get a critique from you on the OFRBC web site. Is our web site inversely proportional to the quality of our theology?

I'm just interested in your take since I'm the person responsible for this web site and would really love to not offend people's sensibilities with my attempts at internet communication.

Thanks. - BTW: I'm enjoying your blog. Thanks for maintaining it. And I'm glad to see that another OFRBCer is blogging.