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“Charis-Kairos (The Tears of Christ).” Taken from “The Four Holy Gospels,” illuminated by Makoto Fujimura, © 2011. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, Ill.
Christians are made in the image of God the creator, destined to create music, poetry, fiction, dance and other works of art. This resource page gathers Faith & Leadership interviews, essays, videos and sermons by artists, writers, theologians and scholars on the subject of Christianity and the arts.
The body of Christ is an extraordinarily diverse place, and music has great potential to reach people in the midst of their differences, says the ethnomusicologist and jazz saxophonist.
One of the foremost experts on theology and the arts talks about why “Do I like this?” is not the first question we should ask about works of art, and why sometimes silence is preferable to music.
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra’s efforts to engage children and the community include building partnerships with non-arts and extended-arts organizations, such as the Oklahoma Aquarium. The TSO and aquarium operate a joint program in which students from area schools visit the aquarium and hear TSO ensembles while learning about marine life.
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra has remade itself by creating a new model of a community-based arts organization that is committed to artistic excellence and community engagement.