Following the completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Articulate significant concepts such as “culture,” “art,” and “aesthetics.”
- Identify various postures that Christians have historically maintained with respect to art and culture.
- Distinguish various artistic expressions and evaluate their impact upon cultural traditions.
- Articulate and integrate biblical, historical, philosophical, and theological approaches to art.
- Discern the idolatrous from the created and cultural good.
- Interpret and respond to mainstream arts through the discerning eyes of a faithful community.
- Recognize and affirm the Christian vocation of culture-making, particularly with respect to art.
Students will explore culture as a way of life and how the arts impact and promote culture as well as how culture influences the arts.
Crouch, Andy. Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2008.
D’Engle, Madeline. Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art. London: Yale University Press, 1997.
Students are also expected to bring a paper copy Bible with them to each class.
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 0
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
- Intro: What is Art & Culture? Art & the Suspicious Church
- The Power of Netflix
- The Power of Music
- The Power of Film & Theater
- Fire Exit Theory
- The Power of Literature
- The Theology of Technology/Social Media
- The Power of Visual Art & What is Christian Art?
- Esker Foundation
- Sex & Gender in Culture and Art
- Final Exam & Conversation
- Fire Exit Theater