Here’s a third reason why faith without art is dead.
Creating art helps us capture the fullness of human experience.
Is it any wonder that after telling us in Genesis 1 that we were made in the image of a creative God, the Bible shows us in Genesis 2 Adam composing the very first poem? And it’s a love poem at that. Which is appropriate for this is the first wedding.
God presents Eve to Adam, he gives her away, and Adam is so overcome with emotion that he sticks out his hand and says, “Hi, I’m Adam.” No! He cries out, “This is now bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” A poem! Why a poem? Because poetry helps communicate the full depth of emotion that he is feeling.
For centuries, artists were the real movers and…read more