Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Church as Artistic Operation, Part 2

Speaking from a similar perspective to Walter Brueggemann, Richard Hays calls the church to fulfil her destiny as a people of artistry. This is a short but necessary read for Christians who have been trained to think that art is superfluous for the work of God.

If theological education focuses only on ideas and fails to reflect on their artistic milieu, we will be quite literally tone-deaf or insensible to major elements of human experience, and we will fail to perceive ways in which the gospel may challenge and transform us.

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