Perhaps nowhere is the absence of genuinely Christian thinking more evident than in the realm of aesthetics. Ethics and epistemology (the science of knowledge) have received ample evangelical attention, but not aesthetics. We are the worse for it. We believe that the infallible rule of Scripture and the historic witness of the Church call Christians to make judgments of “good-better-best” and “bad-worse-worst” in every area of life. Paul’s aesthetic manifesto is quickly summarized in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy -- meditate on these things.” God has called us to embrace a life of moral and aesthetic virtue, preferring cultural icons and artifacts that have enduring, classical power and grace.