“NO MAN BUT A BLOCKHEAD EVER WROTE EXCEPT FOR MONEY.”
PostConsumer Reports—thoughts on art, faith, and the intersection of the two—is the blog of Chris Marchand, (for an explanation of the blog's title see here: A Report on PostConsumer Reports). We cover music, film, television, literature, history, theology, the Bible, comedy, liturgy, worship music, and sometimes even sports. I suppose we are sorely lacking in the visual arts. We are also a podcast, which you can check out here: http://www.postconsumerreports.com/p/podcast-episodes.html
Chris is a music and worship pastor at Epiphany Anglican Mission in Peoria, Illinois (www.epiphanypeoria.org) and the headmaster (principal) of Aletheia Christian School in that same city (www.peoriaclassical.org). He is married and has three boys. His articles have appeared on Christianitytoday.com and Worshipleader.com. Over the years he has been able to interview Fernando Ortega, Reed Arvin, Jeremy Casella, David Leo Schultz, and Peter Spencer. He finds this amazing.
The blog features a number of different ongoing series (worship music, the CCM industry, Sufjan Stevens, and Arcade Fire) as well as guest writers from time to time. Our obsession here is the search for meaning and beauty in all things rendered through the lens of Christian theology.
Finally, Chris is available to speak or write on various topics concerning the arts and theology, the arts in the church, liturgy and church music, and more general sermons and devotionals. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PostConsumer Reports, both the blog and podcast is a search for and meditation on:
Greatness and genius
The truth found in paradox
Gaining understanding through seeking out difference
The presence of God in the arts
Acknowledging Good Friday while living in the reality of Easter