• Aesthetics in Recent History Media Resource by

    Throughout history, various art forms have developed in every culture, yet as Christians, we don’t normally associate the concepts of beauty and art to God. Yet the Christian church has produced some of the finest artists in the world. Beginning this series entitled Recovering the Beauty of the Arts, Dr. Sproul considers the significance of Christian aesthetics in history, as well as what the Bible has to say about the nature and beauty of art in its many forms. View Resource

  • Architecture Media Resource by

    What message do our churches communicate today? What are our buildings saying? Walls, doors, windows, and whatever else that is incorporated into the design of a building, communicate something. Why does all of this matter to the Christian? In this message, Dr. Sproul explains the relationship between architecture and theology. View Resource

  • Art for Whose Sake? Media Resource by

    Art can broadly be defined as human skill applied to give shape or “form” to “something.” With that in mind, is it possible to avoid art in the church? In this message entitled “Art for Whose Sake,” Dr. Sproul teaches us the proper place art has in the church and our lives. View Resource

  • Drama and Cinematography Media Resource by

    Following the advent of radio came the development of television, which brought revolutionary changes to our culture. With images produced for us, we were no longer forced to use our imagination. What has that done to western culture? How should Christians utilize this medium of communication and expression? In this message, Dr. Sproul considers the influence of the film industry in our lives. View Resource

  • Images Media Resource by

    The history of art is full of biblical themes and Christian influence. Great artists such as Michelangelo and Rembrandt made dramatic contributions to the world of art. Where has the Christian influence in art gone? Is it proper to paint biblical themes? Does the second commandment prohibit images of any kind? Dr. Sproul looks at some of these questions in this message, as he seeks to cultivate a biblical appreciation for the arts and a balanced approach to the idea of art in worship. View Resource

  • The Influence of Music Media Resource by

    One of the biggest influences that contributes to the so-called generation gap is music. In the modern world, music in many ways defines the youth culture of today. But is this really a modern phenomenon? Can the influence of music affect the listener’s mood any differently today than it did during the days of Plato? In this message entitled “The Influence of Music,” Dr. Sproul discusses music and the impact it can have on culture and the biblical basis to suggest some normative standards with which to define music as art. View Resource

  • Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? Media Resource by

    Can beauty be objectively measured and thus deemed “good”? Conversely, can it be judged as “bad”? Or should we refrain from making such judgments and just accept everything as art permitting its value to be measured subjectively? Thinking of these questions in this message, Dr. Sproul explores the concept of beauty and discusses the age-old-debate concerning the standards that determine what beauty is. View Resource

  • Literature and the Christian Media Resource by

    Art in any form is an expression of an idea or ideas. How much more is this realized in the world of literary arts? So, how can the Christian take advantage of the medium of literary art? In this message entitled “Literature and the Christian,” Dr. Sproul discusses the relationship between the literary arts and culture. View Resource

  • Music: The Handmaiden of Theology Media Resource by

    It is no question that the words we sing in our songs to the Lord must be biblical. The theology of the lyrics must be in accord with the theology in the Bible. But, what about the music itself? What does theology have to do with music? Since the Bible doesn’t give us any written music, does that mean that any music is acceptable in worship? In this message, Dr. Sproul explores the basics to understanding the intricacies of good music and the relationship between music and theology. View Resource

  • Women’s Ministry in the Local Church Media Resource by

    In this message, Susan Hunt examines what Scripture says about gender distinctiveness and looks at areas of service within the church. View Resource