• The Eye of the Beholder Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 3:11a

    Although the subject is always deeply involved in any encounter with the arts, we must recognize that there is one ultimate standard of beauty—the Lord Himself. Scripture often speaks of the “beauty of the Lord” (Ps. 27:4), and we dare not forget that the most beautiful works of art are but pale reflections of the loveliness of God. In eternity to come, we will have our desire for beauty fully satisfied as we gaze on our beautiful Creator (1 Cor. 13:12; 1 John 3:1–3). View Resource

  • Art for Whose Sake? Devotional

    Exodus 28

    Whether or not you agree that images have a place in our sanctuaries and church buildings, it is important to be aware of what is being communicated by the design of your church. The walls of our places of worship tell us much about what we believe is important to God and what we should esteem as well. Let us not be oblivious to how the art, or lack thereof, communicates things to us, especially in the setting of corporate worship. View Resource

  • Art in Recent History Devotional

    Psalm 27:4

    Beauty and truth go hand in hand. Truth informs the arts so that whatever is beautiful will reflect some truth about God or His creation. The arts inform the truth, for they move us to turn the words of truth into doxological praise of our Creator. As Christians, we should be more concerned with beauty than the world around us is concerned, for we alone have a standard for beauty who is unchanging and eternal, the Lord God Almighty. View Resource

  • Architecture Devotional

    1 Kings 6

    Unlike the Jerusalem temple described in today’s passage, we do not have any new-covenant specifications for church architecture. Still, whether we build a cathedral or a building resembling a theater, people will get a sense of what we think about the Lord and our worship of Him by their surroundings. Consider today what the design of your church building conveys. In all things, seek to glorify our holy and gracious God through your Christ-centered creativity. View Resource