Discipling the Eyes Through Art in Worship
If Laura's art discipled us in anything particular, however, it discipled us to re-see the people who sat in the pews nearby, whose brokenness on certain days (if we were honest) we often had no interest in seeing. With the aid of this art, though, we were given an invaluable opportunity, to see them with a hopeful love.
W. David O. Taylor is a Doctor of Theology candidate at Duke Divinity School. He blogs at artspastor.blogspot.com. Taylor wrote what he calls an “appendix” to this article on his blog post. Click here to read it.
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Previous Christianity Today articles about the arts and worship include:
Standing in Babylon | Musician and visual artist Sam Cintron's stage production compels viewers to consider faith in Jesus. (November 1, 2011)
The Art of Glory | Cape Cod's newly completed Church of the Transfiguration embodies the belief that beauty can nurture our communion with God. (October 20, 2010)
The Mission of Art | W. David O. Taylor grounds his aesthetic passion in the local church. (May 18, 2010)
Art for God's Sake | For over 20 years, Greg Wolfe has been weaving the braid of faith and art. (March 24, 2010)