Christianity and the Arts

Art is a way to know the world and ourselves. It is more than something to look at or listen to. It is a way to see and hear. The arts explore light and color, beauty and sorrow, mystery and monstrosity. In the arts we are helped to know ourselves, and in the arts we are reminded we are made to know God. But what are we to make of recent trends in visual art? What can engaging the arts well teach us, whether we are creative or not, about ourselves and our world? In this series we will explore the warrant and value of the arts in a Christian worldview. We will learn to ask some basic questions about great works of art that can help us appreciate and engage with the ideas they embody. And we will learn to find in the arts an opportunity to talk about some of the ultimate questions of life.