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Beauty is an Affair of the Heart 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: James Francis Anderson Beauty, Silence, and Culture Care: An Interview 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. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Cornelius Plantinga Jr. History of Hymns: “For the Beauty of the Earth” This offers background and commentary on the Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835-1917) hymn, "For the Beauty of the Earth." Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn Silence, Beauty, and the Shape of Christian Discipleship A video conversation and discussion guide to help shape Christian responses to questions of love and suffering, silence and beauty, as explored in the Martin Scorsese movie ‘Silence’ based on Shusaku Endo's novel. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Nicholas Paul Wolterstorff 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: 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 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 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 Resides in the Ears of Those Who Hear An audio-recording of a message on Isaiah 52:1-10 delivered during a chapel service at Princeton Theological Seminary. It describes the message and the ears that make messenger's feet (Isaiah 52:7) beautiful, and our call to carry... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: Harry Freebairn The Triumph of the Eye In this article, Ralph C. Wood points out that society places too much value on appearances and explains how Christians should differentiate mere sight from vision and understand true beauty. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Ralph C. Wood 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 Full Text Hymns on Beauty Beautiful SaviourPD
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Beauty and the Cross In this video, Erwin McManus talks about the interweaving between beauty and tragedy in Jesus' life and how we understand cross nowadays. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Erwin Raphael McManus The Triumph of the Eye This is an adult Sunday school lesson/study guide about beauty and appearance oriented views in our society. It encourages Christians to train our capacity for spiritual vision. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Infinite Beauties In this video, Keith Ward shares his thoughts on God, God in relation to space and time, and communities of love and beauty that enjoy God. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Kieth Ward Herod's Choice: The Beheading of John the Baptist Alyce McKenzie's first person narrative sermon as King Herod provides a historical/political perspective on the connections between John the Baptist’s beheading and Jesus’ trial before Pilate. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie Beauty and Violence Erwin McManus talks on what breaks his heart—seeing people who should love each other move into enmity. A reflection on the power of beauty over violence from the perspective of someone who's working with the impoverished.... Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Erwin Raphael McManus History of Hymns: “Out of the Depths I Cry to You” This offers background and commentary on Martin Luther's (1483-1546) hymn, "Out of the Depths I Cry to You,” which is based on Psalm 130. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn History of Hymns: “To Mock Your Reign, O Dearest Lord” This offers background and commentary on the Fred Pratt Green (1903-2000) hymn, “To Mock Your Reign, O Dearest Lord.” Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Lindsay Smith Beauty As a Moral Value This video interview features reflections from Krista Tippett on a virtue of beauty that's based on an identity in Christ rather than any kind of outward appearance. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Krista Tippett
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