All posts by Matthew Milliner

Matthew J. Milliner is associate professor of art history at Wheaton College. He is the author of The Everlasting People (2021) and Mother of the Lamb (2022).

The Mega Church Born Again

I arrived in the Thessaloniki airport and passed by the customs office, its door casually propped open, and saw everything I had come to Greece to avoid: a framed reproduction of Warner Sallman’s blonde-haired, blue-eyed American Jesus, testimony to the...

/ September 19, 2022

Post-Iconoclastic Calvinism

Iconoclastic Calvinism may never recover from Randall Zachman’s Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin, which culminates decades of Reformation scholarship to reveal how imagery is central – indeed constituent –  to the Reformer’s thought (hat tip for...

/ December 7, 2010

Expecting to Change the World

What if political conservatism, properly understood (as it almost never is) not as the propagation of ideology, but as ideology’s negation, naturally avoids James Davison Hunter’s critique of over-politicized Christianity, and, furthermore, absorbs some of Hunter’s best insights? This was,...

/ July 21, 2010