Course DescriptionThis course explores the relationship between Christian worship and the creative arts (music, visual arts, drama, dance, poetry, etc.). While acknowledging that art making, for the Christian, functions inside and outside the church, this course focuses on creativity for the sake of the church at worship. Participants will not only consider biblical, theological, and historical foundations, but will engage in art making during this course.
Module 1: The Psalms, Lament and Worship
Module 2: Lyrical Theology and Poetry
Module Three: Visual Arts and God's Story
Module Four: The Life of the Church, The Life of the World
- To develop a biblically, theologically, and historically informed perspective on human affections, creativity, worship, and the arts within the life of the church.
- To explore how specific art forms can serve the church as it gathers for worship.
- To sharpen creative skills in community, by practicing spiritual disciplines and rhythms of art making.