Matt Capps: “We’ve Lost Our Sense of Awe and Wonder”

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In the Christ and Culture podcast with Ken Keathley and Benjamin Quinn, we explore how the Christian faith intersects all avenues of today’s culture through conversations with leading thinkers.

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For a long time, beauty has been “the Cinderella step-sister to truth and goodness.” Pastor Matt Capps wants that to change. He joins us to discuss art, aesthetics, and the Christian life. He explains what beauty is, where it comes from, and why humans have the capacity to experience and create beautiful things. He then connects these conversations to Christian theology, spiritual formation, and even worship spaces. (The conversation begins at 8:30.)

Plus, in “Headlines” (1:20), Dr. Keathley discusses whether Christians should be “welcoming and affirming.” And in “On My Bookshelf” (27:00), Matt recommends some books he’s reading right now.

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Visit meadows and visit museums.


  • “God is the source and substance of all true beauty, and all true beauty we experience in the world is a derivative of him.”
  • “Beauty and aesthetics serve as a signpost pointing to our creator God.”
  • “I think we’ve lost our sense of awe and wonder at the world.”
  • “Visit meadows and visit museums.”

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