The Russian Orthodox theologian Father Alexander Schmemann once said that a Christian is one who sees Christ everywhere. I have come to the conclusion that if Christian critics and intellectuals can’t find Christ in the contemporary art world then all I can suggest is that they have not looked closely enough. And looking closely is what an art critic as well as a Christian is supposed to do. For it is in looking closely at the world, including art, that we can open ourselves up to the presence of Christ. And that is risky business, indeed; perhaps too risky for many who serve as the cultural gatekeepers of our souls.
Everywhere I Go (Live) - The Black Keys
Recorded live in Sydney, Australia (2005).
I just want to leave South Bend right now…but I have to wait until Friday.