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The jazz communion during Labor Day weekend is an annual tradition at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. The Rev. Bill Carter is a professional jazz musician who performs with his band, Presbybop. Photos by Jeff Kellam

Jazz belongs in church

A pastor who is a trained pianist discovered that he did not have to choose between jazz and Jesus -- and that the spiritual power of the creative, improvisational art form can be a tool to help his congregation experience God.

“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.

Theology and the arts

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.

The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra’s efforts to engage children and the community include building partnerships with non-arts and extended-arts organizations, such as the Oklahoma Aquarium. The TSO and aquarium operate a joint program in which students from area schools visit the aquarium and hear TSO ensembles while learning about marine life.

Beautiful music -- together

The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra has remade itself by creating a new model of a community-based arts organization that is committed to artistic excellence and community engagement.