The Significance and Subversiveness of the Arts
August 1999


By R. J. Rushdoony

One of the marks of the twentieth century has been the insistence on precision. The modern era has required such a view. Computers, mechanization, and urban culture have required an adherence to the clock, to accuracy, to a mechanical precision, and more.

Cultural Subversion

By P. Andrew Sandlin

Because culture is religion externalized, every attempt to alter the structure and content of a culture constitutes a form of religious subversion.

The Prisoner's Confidence

By Mark R. Rushdoony

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Misrepresentation Is Easy -- The Truth Is a Little Harder

By Brian M. Abshire

In a recent interview with Christian Renewal magazine, one of evangelicalism's preeminent authors and theologians, J. I. Packer, was asked for an analysis of Christian Reconstruction (CR).

By Calvin Jones

Today, we live in an age where the art of music abounds. Musicians by the thousands jam the airwaves; their recordings fill the floors and walls of music stores in America and around the world. It is hard to think of another time in history when the sheer number of musical works available on a daily basis has been equaled or even approached. The sales of recordings nationally amount to at least $12 billion annually.

By Calvin Jones

In a previous article, "The Biblical View Of Music," I discussed the key Biblical requirements for good music. Art, by its very nature, is enjoyed by being reflected upon.

By Ingrid Dahl

In contrast to "modern art" my teachers told me, "draw what you see, don't draw what you know." They knew that if I relied on my imagination, or mental images, I would produce distorted images..

By Sally Walker

Louisa May Alcott's writings have been considered good reading for over a century; however, upon closer inspection, one finds that her ideas verge on the heretical. My goal in this critique is to explore her works and compare some of Louisa's statements to what God has revealed to us in His Word.

By Peter Hammond

During April we delivered and distributed into the officially Islamic Sudan over 23,000 Bibles and Christian books in fourteen languages. This involved driving through flooded rivers, flying far behind enemy lines and walking, many hours, with heavy loads up and down the Nuba Mountains in Central Sudan.

By Steve M. Schlissel

We've sought to show why the Regulative Principle of Worship — if it is not commanded, it is forbidden — cannot survive when measured against the Scripture.