— John Stonestreet, Chuck Colson Center (!)
The answer to the question below: Yes.
Secular critics have long detested Kinkade’s art, in part because of his great popularity among heartland evangelicals who were eager to claim the University of California, Berkeley-trained painter as one of their own. Now, three months after his death at age 54 — while struggling with alcoholism, bankruptcy and a shattered marriage — some religious writers are focusing on what they see as another troubling question.
The bottom line: Was Kinkade selling bad theology as well as bad art? …
More (including Simcha Fisher’s gut-busting summary of Kinkade’s “Candlelight Cottage,” featuring “several cordless Klieg lights, possibly a partial eclipse and that most cheerful of pastoral daydreams: a robust house fire”):
“Theologians question religious value of Kinkade’s art,” Terry Mattingly, Abilene Reporter-News, July 13, 2012
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