Training in the fine arts is essential to the mission of the Christian liberal arts college. To properly accomplish this task a distinctly Christian philosophy of the arts is necessary. Traditional approaches, however, have been insufficient with regard to (1) the centrality of aesthetic considerations in the Christian world view and (2) providing adequate incentive for Christians in pursuit of the arts. James S. Spiegel proposes a general model of human inquiry which aims at accomplishing both of these aims. Mr. Spiegel is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Taylor University.