Visual Reflection for Advent: Thorvaldsen’s Christ

Visual Reflection for Advent: Thorvaldsen’s Christ

by John Earl Art during the season of Advent is more often to reflect the characters central to the season. The Holy Child, the Blessed Virgin, the humble Joseph and the distant shepherds. An honest Advent theology will ask; ‘What kind of Christ does our world now...
From the Archives: Creativity as a Starting Place

From the Archives: Creativity as a Starting Place

By: Shawna Bowman We conclude our series on Faith Formation in a Visual Culture with an article that first appeared in the Advocate in September 2015. When God began to create the heavens and the earth—the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep...
Visio Divina

Visio Divina

By: Carol Wehrheim In this day when visual images often hold more sway than the spoken word, we ought to pay attention to a spiritual practice that focuses on image: visio divina (divine vision). The same four movements that are found in lectio divina (divine word)...
Faith Formation in a Visual Culture

Faith Formation in a Visual Culture

By: Pressley Cox For centuries, the Church has relied on visual images as touchstones and reminders of key Bible stories and important elements of our faith. From stone carvings and stained glass images to flannel-board pieces, wooden figures and colorful banners,...
Telling Our Stories in Worship

Telling Our Stories in Worship

By: Carol Wehrheim “I was driving on a very, very, snowy, icy, visibility-zero highway.” With these words, the congregation quieted waited for the next line. A congregational member was telling the story, the testimony, of another member, anonymous to the teller and...