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Arts & Theology

In this section, students, alumni, or friends of the Regent community showcase a work of art that integrates theology with creative expression.

CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 29, Number 2, Fall 2017 / Arts & Theology

Informed by All Our Senses

Art in the sanctuary—sculptures of David, paintings of Mary on a donkey—are not new to us. But how might art amplify and deepen Sunday’s sermon? How might it shift our preconceptions to see God in new ways? Artist Gill Sakakini shares her own journey to discover the myriad of ways that art can speak to us and whether art might be an accompanying text for preaching.   More…

The Genius of Luther’s and Calvin’s Musical Reformation

You’ve heard the story: Luther, ever the populist, needed new music for his new church. So he went to the bars and taverns, learned the popular folk melodies, and Christianized the lyrics. It’s not a bad story; it’s also not a true story. Janet Danielson tells the real story of Luther and Calvin’s thoughtful refurbishing of the old sacred musical techniques of polyphony and cantus firmus. Discover how their new musical syntax laid the foundation for the future of Western music.   More…

Volume 29, Number 1, Winter 2017

I Belong Here...

"I do live that fish out of water feeling." Bolivian-born, Canadian-raised artist Pilar Mehlis addresses identity, migration, faith, and the origins of her creation: the "Antrofish."   More…

Art and the Other in the Holy Land

How is identity shaped by the land? How is this relationship expressed in art? What about when the land in question is the Holy Land? Corey Janz explores his research on Palestinian and Israeli art in this interview.   More…

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