Have you ever wondered how does theology shape the way we think about creativity and use our creative gifts as Christians?
Perhaps few Christian creatives today have ever stopped to ponder how their faith affects their identity as creatives and their utilization of their creative gifts. However, the Bible is full of a wealth of wisdom for every area of life – including creativity! In this first part of this two-part series, we explore some of the foundations for building a Gospel-Shaped theology of creativity by considering God as the original Creator and Creative, our own imaging of God as creatives created in His image, and how sin has marred our creativity.
Theology is not just for the pastors and church leaders. It is for everyone and it affects every area of life. We are all theologians. The question is whether or not we’ll be good ones.
This is an audio narration of the first half of the article series, A Gospel-Shaped Theology of Creativity. You can read the articles in this episode here:
- A Gospel-Shaped Theology of Creativity | Introduction
- A Gospel-Shaped Theology of Creativity | GOD (Part 1) – The Creator
- A Gospel-Shaped Theology of Creativity | GOD (Part 2) – Understanding Beauty
- A Gospel-Shaped Theology of Creativity | MAN (Part 1) – Marred Creativity
- A Gospel-Shaped Theology of Creativity | MAN (Part 2) – Exchange and Autonomy
Some of the books cited in these episodes:
- IMAGES AND IDOLS: CREATIVITY FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE by J. Ryan ListerThomas J Terry
- Art for God’s Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts by Philip Graham Ryken
- Art and the Bible by Francis A. Schaeffer
- A Redemptive Theology of Art: Restoring Godly Aesthetics to Doctrine and Culture by David A. Covington
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