Resources on Beauty

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Topical Study on Beauty A beautiful face, or car, or poem, or sunset–all the world's beauty is but a ravishing hint of the beauty at the heart of the universe: the glory of God the Creator. A Fool for Beauty Poetry by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/a-fool-for-beauty/ Poetry by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Beauty , Nature , Prayerfulness , Creation Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg "I am a fool for your beauty—the way you stretch yourself out like the clear blue sky with nothing to hide." A poem by Rachel Hackenberg about finding God's glory in creation. Beauty for Ashes Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/beauty-for-ashes Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Beauty , Joy , Comfort Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Isaiah 61:3, Charles Spurgeon says that Christ promises beauty for ashes. Christ is the great physician, the liberator, the herald of good tidings, the comfort and joy of those who mourn. Beauty: A Necessity, Not a Luxury Article by Charles Klamut http://www.hprweb.com/2013/01/beauty-a-necessity-not-a-luxury/ Article by Charles Klamut Topics: Beauty , Despair , Catholic Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review "Beauty is not something extra, it is what comes first." This reflection by Charles Klamut suggests that beauty moves us, awakens us, provokes us, bringing freshness and newness to hearts that have grown old and stale. Beauty as a Mark of Excellence Article by L Gregory Jones https://www.faithandleadership.com/beauty-mark-excellence Article by L Gregory Jones Topics: Beauty , Ministry , Congregation , Pastor Source: Faith and Leadership Beauty is a mark of excellent ministry. What would it look like if we were to reflect on congregational life in the context of a theological aesthetic shaped by God's beauty revealed in Christ? Beauty of Holiness Call to Worship Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://leadinginworship.com/2019/02/beauty-of-holiness-call-to-worship/ Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Beauty , Prayer , Worship , Creation Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner shares her call to worship in the beauty of holiness (Psalm 29:2), calling attention to the holiness of creation and the “chorus of life,” which leads us to respond in worship. Beauty Becoming Poetry by Ana Gobledale https://worshipwords.co.uk/beauty-becoming-ana-gobledale-zambia/ Poetry by Ana Gobledale Topics: Beauty , Creation , Change , God Source: Worship Words Ana Gobledale offers a poem, "Beauty Becoming," about how one who creates can see the potential of a "diamond in the rough." Beauty is an Affair of the Heart Sermon (Complete) by James Francis Anderson http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/01104 Sermon (Complete) by James Francis Anderson Topics: Beauty , Worship , Sermon , Crucifixion Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) This is a recording of a sermon delivered by James F. Anderson in 1965. It addresses popular culture's preoccupation with consumerism and the outward appearance at the expense of cultivating deep, holy, passionate, worshipful beauty. By your grace, power, and beauty Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/sunday-prayer-45/ Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Beauty , Grace , Power , Attributes of God Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Echoing Luke 4:18-19 and Isaiah 61:1-2, this prayer adressess the God who frees the captives to act through His grace, power, and beauty. Beauty Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6925 Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Beauty , Spirit , C. S. Lewis , Longing Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Explaining that "beauty is to the spirit as the food is to the flesh," this quotation from Frederick Buechner illustrates how we all experience a longing for beauty that can only be satisfied by God. Beauty and Truth Wrapped in Vice and Folly Sermon Illustration by Michael Gillis https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/prayingintherain/2013/09/beauty-and-truth-wrapped-in-vice-and/ Sermon Illustration by Michael Gillis Topics: Beauty , Religion , Truth , Faith Source: Ancient Faith Blog Fr. Michael Gillis uses Victor Hugo’s "Les Miserables" to discuss religion, faith, beauty and truth. Beauty in Balance Article by Nanette Sawyer https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2008-05/beauty-balance Article by Nanette Sawyer Topics: Beauty , Worry , Trust , Daily Living Source: The Christian Century “Do not worry,” Jesus says; but he also says, “Strive.” Nanette Sawyer reflects on Matthew 6:25-34, encouraging readers to see the beauty in what they have, not in what they don’t have. Beauty, Silence, and Culture Care: An Interview Audio/Video by Cornelius Plantinga Jr http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/beauty-silence-and-culture-care-an-interview-with-makoto-fujimura Audio/Video by Cornelius Plantinga Jr Topics: Beauty , Silence , Art , Culture Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In this video-recorded seminar, Neal Plantinga talks with Makoto Fujimura about art, beauty, and "culture care," Fujimura's unique approach to wielding his artistry for the healing of the nations. Full Text Hymns on Beauty Beautiful SaviourPD
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Beauty, Science and Theology Article by Ruth Bancewicz https://biologos.org/articles/beauty-science-and-theology/ Article by Ruth Bancewicz Topics: Beauty , Science , Theology Source: Biologos In this article, Ruth Bancewicz explores some of the ways beauty, science, and theology intertwine. Beauty in the Toil Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/beauty-toil Devotional Topics: Beauty , Work , Faith , Satisfaction Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling The author asks: Have you ever “lost your groove” for something that used to bring you joy? Our call is to find fulfillment not in the thing but in the One who gives it beauty. Beauty of the Soul Sermon Illustration by John R Gunn http://day1.org/1914-beauty_of_the_soul Sermon Illustration by John R Gunn Topics: Beauty , Identity , Soul , Illustration Source: Day1 In this sermon illustration, John Gunn argues that outward beauty loses much of its appeal if doesn't contain a beautiful soul. Beauty Will Save the World Audio/Video by John Bolt http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/beauty-will-save-the-world-jonathan-edwards-and-abraham-kuyper-on-glory-and-beauty Audio/Video by John Bolt Topics: Beauty , Glory , Social Justice , Abraham Kuyper Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Should Christian worship direct us to social action? John Bolt explores some ways Abraham Kuyper and Jonathan Edwards—both theologians of beauty and glory, and both very socially engaged—might point us in the right direction. Beauty as a Signpost to God, Part 2 Devotional by Mark D Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/beauty-signpost-god-part-2 Devotional by Mark D Roberts Topics: Beauty , Nature , Idolatry , Worship Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This devotional by Mark D. Roberts on Ezekiel 41:17 illustrates how natural beauty directs the viewer to delight in God the creator. Roberts explains that the worship of beautiful objects is idolatry. The Subversive Power of Beauty Article by Michael Fryer https://onbeing.org/blog/the-subversive-power-of-beauty/ Article by Michael Fryer Topics: Beauty , Art , Music , Creativity Source: On Being This essay explores how human beings can be more aware and alive to the presence of beauty, and how this awareness can transcend conflict by opening up hearts to other perspectives. The King in His Beauty Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-king-in-his-beauty Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Beauty , Jesus , Glory , Christ Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Isaiah 33:17, C.H. Spurgeon extols the virtues of Jesus Christ as our king who possesses surpassing beauty and glory, and how the sight of Christ brings liberty to the soul. Pope Benedict XVI’s Theology of Beauty and the New Evangelization Article by Matthew J Ramage http://www.hprweb.com/2015/01/pope-benedict-xvis-theology-of-beauty-and-the-new-evangelization/ Article by Matthew J Ramage Topics: Beauty , Evangelism , Art , Catholic Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Maintaining the existence of true beauty, this article by Matthew J. Ramage cites Thomas Aquinas and Pope Benedict XVI in discussing how the arts draw people into encountering religion, the Gospel and Christ.