Christianity & the Arts

Adam and Eve - Lucas Cranach the ElderBrian, the worship leader at Kaleo posted an article examining Christianity and the Arts. In it he looks at things like beauty, aesthetics and the role should the arts play in the Christian life. (article: Christianity & the Arts) In response, Aaron Flores wrote an article titled, Modern Christians & Arts: Response to Brian Thomas in it he suggests the Church should not determine what is beauty or valuable. Here is where I disagree. I think we need to ensure things like determining ‘what is art’ and ‘what is beauty’ are separated. (on that matter: Finding God in Abstract, Absurd and Postmodern Art)
The Christian community should accept ANY person’s claim that something is art. BUT it is at this point that we should be involved in discussing the beauty & commentary of the art.