Continuing from our last episode, we consider how Christ transforms our understanding of a Gospel-Shaped Theology of Creativity and what should be our proper response as Christians and creatives.
Christian creatives need redemption from our fallenness as much as anyone else. Jesus Christ shows us what true humanity should look like, and interestingly enough, he also shows us God’s creativity. As he walked the dusty Middle-Eastern roads, he spoke and acted in very creative ways – telling stories and parables that ignited the imagination. We have much to learn from Christ. We also must refocus our gaze upon Christ to turn our heart’s idolatrous tendencies back to true worship of God with all of our lives – including our creative talents.
You can read the articles for this episode here:
- A Gospel-Shaped Theology of Creativity | CHRIST (Part 1) – Embodied Exegesis
- A Gospel-Shaped Theology of Creativity | CHRIST (Part 2) – Redeemed Creativity
- A Gospel-Shaped Theology of Creativity | OUR RESPONSE
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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