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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 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 How Beauty Reveals God Some churches think of beauty--apart from nature--as superficial, or a distraction from how God calls us to live. This article makes a case for how beauty and visual arts can help us encounter God more deeply.... Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Beauty of the Soul John R. Gunn reminds us that outward beauty loses much of it appeal if the inner person is not also beautiful in this quote. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 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 Beauty as a Signpost to God, Part 2 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. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D Roberts 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 Inward Beauty In this article, John R. Gunn talks about inner beauty which is rooted in a person's character. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: John R. Gunn Beauty Is a Signpost to God's Truth An illustration by N. T. Wright about the nature of beauty in art and creation. Like a signpost, or a partial manuscript of Mozart's music, beauty is incomplete. It makes us long for more. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: N. T. Wright The Cruciform Model of Beauty Brian Zahnd speaks of the cross as being a cruciform model of beauty. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Work of the People | Author: Brian Zahnd Full Text Hymns on Beauty Beautiful SaviourPD
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For the Beauty of the Earth In this reflection, Ruth Graham uses the hymn "For the beauty of the earth" to describe her journey of moving from one place to another, one church to another. Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Ruth Graham Worship the Lord in the Splendor of His Holiness Reflecting on Psalm 29:2, Mark Roberts observes that the Hebrew could refer either to the beauty of God, or of the dressed-up worshipers; but either way, we are encouraged to incorporate beauty in worshiping God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Mathematics and Beauty, Part 1 In this article, James Turner takes cues from Psalm 145:3-5 to explore the beauty in math and science from a Christian point of view. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: James Turner The Beauty God Desires This article reflects on beauty, suggesting that the beauty God desires is not physical beauty enhanced with cosmetic products and surgical procedures, but the beauty of a messenger with a heart for God proclaiming good news. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Jim Hawkins Beauty in a Jar: The Myth of Beauty An illustration from the documentary Beauty in a Jar describing the myth of beauty in our society, appropriate for Proverbs 31:30, Proverbs 6:25, and John 7:24. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today God’s Beauty Evokes Our Joy This article by John Navone reflects on the theological concept of beauty, noting that the beauty of creation reflects God's beauty. When humans contemplate it they are directed toward God, ultimately resulting in joy. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: John Navone 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 Frederick Buechner on Beauty A quotation from Frederick Buechner on beauty suggesting that "beauty is to the spirit as food is to the flesh." Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Frederick Buechner
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