| Visual Arts and Worship

Online Christian/Biblical Arts Resources

Art Way (Europe) – devotionals on contemporary X Art.

Art in the Christian Tradition – Housed at Vanderbilt Library

Pitts Theological Library – housed at Candler Theological, Emory University

Biblical Art Website – massive searchable database

Art and Bible Website – large database of biblical art

Text Week – concordance of biblical art by theme and scripture

Glocal Xianity Blog – alternative Christian art

By/For Arts – The vancouver project

International Arts Movement – NYC

Sacred Art Pilgrim – – Excellent resource for 20th cent. X Art. Curated by John Kohan

Spark and Echo – artistifying the bible


Arts People/Organizations

Church and Art – Luann Jennings
Dairy of An Arts Pastor – David Taylor (Duke)
Transpositions – Hosted @ St. Andrews (Scotland)
International Arts Movement (IAM) – Dir by Mako Fujimura
Curator Magazine – IAM
Artists in Christian Testimony – Byron Spradlin

Special Collections

Stations of the Cross – by Ghislaine Howard
Miserere Series – Georges Rouault
Church Works – Alfonse Borysewicz
Songs of Ascents –
Aaron Collier
Bible Book Designs –
Jim Lepage
Shorter Catechism Inspired Images – Matt Kirkland
Visual Arts in Worship – David Taylor

Vertical Habits
Redeemer Presbyterian created visual resources to support a grant program on the “Vertical Habits” of Worship. (To view these resources choose “Church or Organization” and click on Redeemer Presbyterian.)

Music | Icons | Paintings

Arts Collaborators

Newby Art – handmade by Shannon Newby
Erik Newby – digital and video design

Villette – fashion and liturgical design

Little White Bungalow – design/print/identity

Ablerock – graphic design

Kyle Ragsdale – design, space, conception

Henningham Family Press – design/print

Kipp Normand – collage/historic preservationist

Elyce Elder – fabric and design

Urban Garden Performing Arts – public installation/performance art

Essential Reading

Jeremy Begbie compiled reading list on theology and arts

Hans Rookmaaker, Modern Art and the Death of a Culture, London: IVP, 1970.

William Dyrness.  Visual Faith: Art, Theology, and Worship in Dialogue.  Baker Academic, 2001.

Jeremy Begbie.  Beholding the Glory: Incarnation through the Arts. DLT/Baker 2000.

Ned Bustard & Sandra Bowden (eds). – It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God . Square Halo, 2000.

Helen De Borchgrave.  A Journey into Christian Art.  Fortress Press, 2000

Jeremy Begbie.  Voicing Creation’s Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts.  T & T Clark, 1991.

Nicholas Wolterstorff.  Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic.  Eerdmans, 1980.

James F. White – Protestant Worship & Church Architecture, Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2003

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