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Collateral Beauty and The Question of Suffering Reflecting on the film called Collateral Beauty, Ruthie Johnson explains how our faith reveals the presence of love in suffering, provides an alternative view of time, and gives us hope in the face of death. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Ruthie Johnson Beauty Will Save the World: Jonathan Edwards and Abraham Kuyper on Glory and Beauty 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. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: John Bolt Beauty: A Necessity, Not a Luxury "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. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Charles Klamut Beauty as a Mark of Excellence 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? Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: L. Gregory Jones Beauty, Science and Theology This article suggests that it appears to be a universal experience for scientists to find beauty in their experimental systems. For a Christian, this encounter with beauty draws them nearer to God. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Ruth Bancewicz Beauty, Science and Theology In this article, Ruth Bancewicz explores some of the ways beauty, science, and theology intertwine. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Ruth Bancewicz Look at the Beauty Refuting the notion that religion is gloomy by reflecting on the beauty of creation, this article by John R. Gunn draws on Isaiah 51:11 to describe the joy that may be discovered through association with Christ. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: John R. Gunn On Earth as in Heaven Each petition of the Lord's prayer takes on urgency and beauty when interpreted in light of the advent of our Lord. A service outline based on Lord's prayer for the season of Advent and Christmas. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Beauty of the Soul In this sermon illustration, John Gunn argues that outward beauty loses much of its appeal if doesn't contain a beautiful soul. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: John R Gunn Pope Benedict XVI’s Theology of Beauty and the New Evangelization This article draws from Pope Benedict XVI to discuss the nature and power of beauty, urging the church to use the universal language of beauty as a witness to the truth of the Christian gospel. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Matthew J. Ramage Why Beauty The Holy Spirit uses beauty to provide a window to God and to the shalom and flourishing that God desires for all of creation. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Joyce Borger A Poetic Theology: What Can Beauty Do for Us? William A. Dyrness writes on the relationship between humans being made in the image of God, beauty, art, faith, and God. Resource type: Article | Source: Fuller Studio | Author: William A. Dyrness Full Text Hymns on Beauty Beautiful SaviourPD
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Making Worship Videos Filmmakers seldom feel welcome where their product, process, and heroes are misunderstood, or worse, condemned from the pulpit. A video presentation which discusses how church leaders can channel these influential artists to contribute videos of beauty... Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Brian Fuller Mathematics and Beauty, Part 3 In this article, James Turner suggests that the beauty is found in mathematics as the presence of the Creator is revealed in the designs and relations eloquently articulated through the equations of the physicist or mathematician. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: James Turner Beauty in the Toil 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. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling Beauty and Biblical Interpretation Luke Murray explains how the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, by appealing to an encounter with beauty, can help the Church respond to the crisis in modern biblical studies. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Luke Murray Creative Catalysts Help Create Beauty in Our Workplaces Makoto Fujimura, a Christian and artist, writes about founding the International Arts Movement and about his discovery that sustainable movements toward beauty require a combination of financial, social, and creative capital. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Makoto Fujimura Beauty Revealed: Reconnecting Art, Faith, and Beauty into Our Common Life Many Christians are called to be artists. For them, art is the most effective way to express their faith. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Phil Schaafsma Mathematics and Beauty, Part 2 In this article, James Turner suggests that the type of beauty that is found within a mathematician's world creates a magnetic attraction that pulls upon the mathematician's attention, focusing his or her full being. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: James Turner Add to the Beauty This devotional by Mark D. Roberts on Ezekiel 41:7 draws on gardening and architectural design to illustrate how we can serve "the God who created beauty" by doing work that makes locations aesthetically pleasing. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D Roberts
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