The New Testament illustrates the wisdom of shaping a hierarchy toward a community’s public witness and the importance of Christian character for leaders.
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The history of iconoclasm, or image breaking, reveals much about our continuing and complex relationship to images, giving insight into larger questions concerning the sacred and the profane, materiality and spirituality, religion and modernity, says an art historian.
The Bible is not a modern work but an ancient anthology of many voices, says a noted Hebrew Bible scholar. So be careful about saying, "The Bible says . . .," because on almost every subject, it has more than one perspective.
A feminist scholar finds inspiration in Jonathan Edwards the experimenter, who had no choice but to reach for new language, new methods and new ideas to make the truth of the divine drama come alive for his age.
“Charis-Kairos (The Tears of Christ).” Taken from “The Four Holy Gospels,” illuminated by Makoto Fujimura, © 2011. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, Ill.
Christians are made in the image of God the creator, destined to create music, poetry, fiction, dance and other works of art. This resource page gathers Faith & Leadership interviews, essays, videos and sermons by artists, writers, theologians and scholars on the subject of Christianity and the arts.
Learning to read the Bible well and developing a scriptural way of living requires slow reading, sustained attention and community, writes the New Testament scholar.
Christian artists work from a deep place of faith, a place of engagement with the Creator of the entire visible universe, says a painter and art professor.
Pop culture may be obsessed with the pope’s red shoes, but Christian leaders can’t live entirely in the present. Christians should move toward the future without letting go of the past.