Why is theology important to artists and everyone?

What do we mean by ‘theology’? In the Creating Art from Theology curriculum (free on this site), theology is defined as … “‘thinking deeply’ about what the Bible, as a whole, tells us about the Trinity:  ‘pondering’ ways theologians, historically, have interpreted what Scripture reveals about God’ and ‘living in light’ of…

Paint the Whole Picture

In American when we hear the same story with a different emphasis and from another perspective, we sometimes say of the person who told the “other side of the story” – “that’s not how he painted the picture.”  That’s what happens in theology and in art sometimes too.  One part…

Free Theology Resources

I started to compile a list of free theology resources for a colleague and got to thinking others might enjoy these resources as well.  I have added short comments that I hope are helpful. Older Theologians Internet Archive is a wonderful resource for original documents.  It provides you with multiple format…

Theology and Cooling Love

My former pastor, Carey Olson, in conclusion to a week focused on missions, preached a sermon titled, The Gospel of the Kingdom, from Matthew 24:1-14. In v.3 of this passage, the disciples asked, …  what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age? (ESV). Pastor Carey emphasized the…

Good Job Jesus

Okay; so I have grandkids. Just bear with me. My almost two-year old granddaughter is an early riser, and she loves to swing. So, on occasions when she spends the night with us it’s pretty much a sure thing that someone in the house will be watching the sunrise across…

Thoughtful Answers – $1.00

Thoughtful Answers – $1.00 Correct Answers – $2.00 We’ve never been a “camping family” before, but this summer, with much too much enthusiasm and vigor, we became one. With our family, our dogs, our camper, and car in tow, we traveled through so many states I can’t even name them…

Already? Not Yet? Which Is It?

A few years ago my husband and I took a class at the Bethlehem Institute in Minneapolis, MN called, “The Kingdom of God.” Tom Steller, now Academic Dean of the Bethlehem College and Seminary was our teacher. One thing he stressed in that class was the ‘already/not yet’ aspect of…

Why is Howard Finster’s Art Good?

“My brain is computerized direct from God to the end of my brush.” “I pastored churches 40 years.” “I can do 22 different trades.” “I been working on garden 20 years.” “I never had a wreck.” “I wrote thousands of articles.” “I farmed up to 1937.” “I had a program…

Leviticus and the Taxidermist

Along with most people I know, I generally avoid Leviticus. But after meditating on verse 27 of Luke 24, “Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures, …” (NASB) and other similar Scriptures (below), I began to…

What’s Your Starting Point?

Psalm 87, written by the sons of Korah, speaks lovely things about Zion, the city of God. In a prophetic sense it speaks of salvation and the beautiful eternal city loved and established by God that welcomes citizens whose birth is recorded there. The Psalm ends with verse 7: “Singers…