One thing I asked of God, one thing that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold God’s beauty, and to meditate in God’s temple. -- Psalm 27:4
Beauty is bound up with salvation. When adversaries assail, the psalmist writes, what she wants most of all is to spend time immersed in divine glory, beholding God’s beauty, meditating in God’s house -- only then, she insists, will she be able to lift her head high and sing.
Beauty and creativity are both fundamental to the life of faith, and yet, in many Christian communities today, they are too often overlooked or crowded out by other priorities. In our time together, we will discover new ways to incorporate more beauty and creativity in our worship and preaching. We will draw from the resources of the SALT project (www.saltproject.org) and from poets Ted Kooser and Mary Oliver about how the world “declares the glory of God” (Psalm 19), and how an Incarnational aesthetic can help us discern splendor in our congregations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
For pastors, musicians, worship leaders, and all who care about God’s saving work in congregations.