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Love in Literature

An interesting look at how art (in this case, literature), shapes our imagination of what love is. Not necessarily an explicitly Christian discussion, but helpful nonetheless. The conclusion:

Love is patient, love is kind. It doesn’t always mean kisses in the rain or rainbows after thunderstorms or fields of wildflowers. But it does mean passion, purpose, and joy. That’s better—and more romantic—than any Nicholas Sparks Man or Woman might guess.

Source: Why Nicholas Sparks Is Bad For Romance

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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“Thinking scripturally about the arts is an area where there appears to be great confusion in our churches.”

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