Most Christians think that holiness in art can be achieved superficially. As in, if it is “safe for the whole family,” then it is free from impurity. This is incorrect. Pure art is not necessarily safe art. Sometimes purity of heart demands a vulgar expression. And judging art on the basis of a superficial rating is misguided. Some of the most innocent-seeming children’s movies are chock full of unholiness. And some of the most disturbing, unsettling, and seemingly “vulgar” things are included in the Bible for our edification.
This is a fantastic article from Michael Minkoff (co-host of Movieology and occasional guest on The MovieByte Podcast), and one I suggest you take the time to read if you, like me, are a Christian and interested in the arts.