Tag Archives: Visual Art

What Your Congregation REALLY Thinks About Art in Worship

I know a lot of my posts recently have played to the right-brained among us, so here is some quantitative research for my left-brained colleagues…. Some churches in our tribe are more open to integrating the arts [1] in worship … Continue reading

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Art and Aesthetics in the Stone-Campbell Movement

In the nineteenth century, the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement relied heavily on human intellect and reason in both worship and spiritual formation. The movement produced congregations that were serious, unemotional, stoic, and staunchly rational. Deductive logic dominated the religious debates between … Continue reading

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Where are the Artists?

During lunch on Sundays my family usually discusses the sermon from earlier that morning. My teenage sons have heard their dad preach their whole lives and have come to expect the question, “What did you hear in the sermon today?” … Continue reading

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A Renaissance of the Arts for Churches of Christ

I stood in the quiet chapel at Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas holding my breath in awe, gazing upward. The spiral stained-glass ceiling was mesmerizing. It winds skyward in bursts of jewel tones and is one of the largest horizontally … Continue reading

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