Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What He Said: Augustine

“There was a pear tree near our vineyard, loaded with fruit that was attractive neither to look at or to taste. Late one night a band of ruffians, myself included, went off to shake down the fruit and carry it away, for we had continued our games out of doors until well after dark, as was our pernicious habit. We took away an enormous quantity of pears, not to eat them ourselves, but simply to throw them to the pigs. Perhaps we ate some of them, but our real pleasure consisted in doing something that was forbidden....The evil in me was foul, but I loved it. I loved my own perdition and my own faults, not the things for which I committed wrong, but the wrong itself. My soul was vicious and broke away from your safe keeping to seek its own destruction, looking for no profit in disgrace but only for disgrace itself”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions, II.4

Monday, June 25, 2012

What He Said: Francis Schaeffer IV

"The Lordship of Christ over the whole of life means that there are no Platonic areas in Christianity, no dichotomy or hierarchy between the body and the soul. God made the body as well as the soul, and redemption is for the whole man. Evangelicals have been legitimately criticized for often being so tremendously interested in seeing souls get saved and go to Heaven that they have not cared much about the whole man."

 - Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible

Saturday, June 23, 2012

What He Said: Francis Schaeffer III

"As a Christian we know why a work of art has value. Why? First, because a work of art is a work of creativity, and creativity has value because God is the Creator."

 - Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible

Friday, June 22, 2012

What He Said: Francis Schaeffer II

"Art is not something we merely analyze or value for its intellectual content. It is something to be enjoyed."

- Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible