The Artist as Educator: Making Art in Your Bible

The Artist as Educator: Making Art in Your Bible

By: Lisa Nichols Hickman Writing in the Margins: Connecting with God on the Pages of your Bible began with a prayer. After the death of Rich Gordon, his family entrusted me with his Bible. I quickly learned he was a margin writer. For years I thought about the notes...
Art: the Act of Creation and Invitation 

Art: the Act of Creation and Invitation 

By: Theresa Cho For many of us, considering the use of art in worship and in ministry can illicit two emotions. We may feel inadequate or incompetent to produce good art. We may also imagine art in worship and in ministry to be like a craft store blowing up in our...
The Christian Educator as Instructor and Illuminator    

The Christian Educator as Instructor and Illuminator   

By: Sybil MacBeth About seven years ago, Memphis Theological Seminary asked me to be their “artist-in-residence” for the year. Their ironic invitation made me laugh out loud. I am a third-generation Sybil; my mother and grandmother, for whom I am named, were fine...
Meeting God in Garbage

Meeting God in Garbage

By: Allison Wehrung One afternoon a few years ago, I was walking down the stairs in my seminary’s main office building, carrying an arm-full of magazines and newspapers. A fellow student saw me and asked, “Oh! Are you working on a new art project?” Honestly, I was...