Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: The Avett Brothers Revisited

Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday feature. Last week, we featured the music video for a song by The Avett Brothers. We got some positive feedback on that ...

Their lyrics are very rich and layered with Christian themes, and a deepness not found in most mainstream music. And they are only getting better as they mature.

... and decided to explore this subject a bit further.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, a song or other work of art does not have to scream "I love Jesus!" in your face. Part of the idea of Catholicism inculcating the culture, is not in how obviously the artist expresses spiritual themes, but in how the themes are part of the artist himself. What's more, it is not only in what he explores, but in an increasingly oversexed culture, what he chooses not to explore. The way he composes, the way he interacts with his colleagues, the way he goes about his business, the way he plants a garden, all this ad majorem Dei gloriam.

And this can be done without wearing a rosary around your neck, for all the world to see, don't you think?

Or don't you?

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