Here’s a great quote from writer Steve Turner: “No one ever told me that it would be wrong for a Christian to become an actor or a songwriter, a novelist, or a dancer. It was implied. There were no role models. I can remember a well-known actress and a British pop singer getting saved, but then they gave up their careers “for the Lord.” Their testimony was obviously more highly valued than their talent. Like drunkenness and promiscuity, involvement in the arts was something best spoken of in the past tense. Christians seemed to acknowledge a work hierarchy. Evangelists and those in “full-time ministry” were at the top. Doctors, nurses and people in the caring professions came next. Then there were teachers, policemen, and the great mass of workers. Artists, media representatives, and people in show business would have
been in the lowest possible group, if they had been mentioned at all.”
Have you felt marginalized as an artist? Do the “professionals” in the church today get higher recognition? Does it matter? Will filmmakers be the next generation of teaching pastors? What do you think?