1. Tamra Wilson says:

    Bravo! You had me fooled there for a sec!

  2. It took a sec. That’s what I get for skipping the intro and just browsing through the items in the list.

  3. True, Christians aren’t the only ones guilty of this. Still, we should know to do better.
    We ought to be doing our best in all things to glorify God. Or, in the words of the immortal DC Talk: “If its christian, it ought to be better.”

    • Audie says:

      I don’t know if I can completely agree with that, especially considering that DC Talk is the source for the idea. A non-Christian musician may simply be more talented than a Christian musician, and that may apply across any skills and work. If we set up a standard of “Any Christian needs to be better than anything non-Christian”, then we may well be putting a burden on Christians that they may be unable to bear. Should a Christian guitar player hang up his guitar, because he can’t play as well as Hendrix or Clapton? Should a Christian writer give up on his or her writing, simply because it may never be as good or as popular as Harry Potter, or Twilight?

      • First of all, the DC Talk quote was a joke friend. I was remembering a better quote by a Christian scholar, but having trouble finding it, so I reverted to humor. My point was that, considering our command in Scripture to do all to the glory of God (I Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:17), Christians should simply try their best, rather than being lazy or frankly…strange…like some of the Christian media I’ve seen. So, yes, maybe you aren’t the best artist in the world, but your work ought to have more heart, passion, and effort put into it because you have the most beautiful story in the universe to tell.

      • notleia says:

        I was with you right up until you implied Twilight was good. Take it back. Right now.

        But I’m in that conflict all the time. We don’t have to be freakin’ Shakespeare to be able to write something worth reading, but I’ve read quite a bit of twaddle whose authors are walking lessons in the Dunning-Kruger effect.

    • Steve says:

      DC Talk is immortal?

  4. Steve Smith says:

    Franky Schaeffer’s Addicted to Mediocrity written back in the 1980s was the first exposure I had to this as a new Christian.

  5. Audie says:

    I can think of one time something “Christian” was ripped off in pop culture. Some Christian music people started doing compilation disks called WOW, pretty much a “best of” for the previous year. A bit after those started coming out, I noticed someone in pop music was doing collections called NOW, which were “best of” collections of pop music from the previous year.

What do you think?