Curating and assembling broken pieces in the time of COVID-19 creates meaning and beauty for us all, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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A poor Christology makes American churches afraid of contemporary art, says the artist.
A portion of the North Star window at Chicago's New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. It represents the great migration of African Americans leaving the South and includes images of the church's longest-serving pastors. Photo by Eric Allix Rogers
A Chicago church has installed a trio of stained-glass windows to help its members reclaim their past, honor their present and look ahead to their future.
"The Resurrection," an illumination of John 20 by Donald Jackson from The Saint John’s Bible. All images courtesy of Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. Copyright 2002. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The spiritual practice of “divine seeing” invites us to look deeply and to question. How might you view the world differently from a place of greater focus and openness to new perspectives?
Artists Caleb Clark, Christopher Holt and Jill Hooper compare a tracing of preliminary drawings to the final composition of the fresco at Haywood Street Congregation. Holt is an artist trained in making frescoes; Clark and Hooper assisted him in the two-year-long project. Photos by John Warner/Warner Photography
A church dedicated to radical hospitality and welcome creates a fresco that permanently enshrines those values and the faces of those it serves.
Bryan Ye-Chung, left, and Brian Chung are the co-founders of Alabaster Co., which is producing beautifully designed books of the Bible. Photos courtesy of Alabaster Co.
Two young Los Angeles artists talk about Alabaster, the company they founded to create books of the Bible that blend Christian faith with elegant design.
The film "Behold the Earth" seeks to move people to appreciate nature in all its forms. Photo courtesy of Compass Light Productions
In “Behold the Earth,” a filmmaker combines music, science and Christian faith in a beautiful and moving documentary intended to rekindle an awareness of our connection with nature.
Beauty isn’t just ornamentation or sentimentality; it provides the life-giving force of warm, appealing graciousness, says a writer.
Pastor Randy "Mack" Wolford's yellow timber rattlesnake Sheba slithers around his neck during an outdoor worship service in May 2011 at Panther, West Virginia. Photos by Lauren Pond
A documentary photographer discusses her award-winning photos of Pentecostal serpent handlers, her struggles after witnessing -- and photographing -- one pastor’s death, and how the project has changed her life and work.
This Christmas, what are we as church leaders painting, praying, preaching, proclaiming or prophesying that will endure for another 500 years? Are we conveying the hope of the Christ child that keeps us alive despite the darkness that threatens to overwhelm us?