f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: Good Quote

f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n

Monday, June 13, 2005

Good Quote

From The Gospel According to America (which I finally finished after a short hiatus):
“As aspiring learners of the good and the true, we can desire challenging stories that will edify and unsettle, illuminate and entertain, and not necessarily give up what we might call the stupider pleasures of cheap sentimentality. But if we’re uninterested in anything other than eye candy, we might do well to rethink our media consumption and our understanding of goodness. Madeleine L’Engle once helpfully observed that artistic expression is only worth of the description “Christian” if it’s good. And if it good and therefore truthful, it is, to the believing mind, Christian, unless we believe there’s some fragment of truth or beauty (some secular molecule) that doesn’t belong to the Lord.”