The intersection of fine arts and faith is a ways away from my usual beat (though it’s in the same neighborhood), so I was certainly flattered that Menachem Wecker, who explores that particular crossroads on his Iconia blog, wanted to interview me. In the newly published Q&A, we discuss, among other issues, the questions of free expression, tolerance, and sensitivity that seem to arise in our secular pluralist nation whenever a work of religion-inspired art enters the public sphere and inevitably offends someone. Other topics include religious expression in pop culture (see video below) and what social media like blogs and Twitter mean for the future of criticism. Read the full interview here.
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