What’s The Purpose Of Art Education In A Christian School?

In every school across this country, you will find some sort of art education. Whether that art takes the form of vocal or instrumental music, theater, dancing, writing or painting/drawing/creating, art has a prominent place in education. But have you ever stopped to wonder why? With all of the lessons that need to be crowded…  [read the full post]

Intersection of Truth & Beauty – the Arts in Christianity

C.S. Lewis, author of the popular allegorical tales “The Chronicles of Narnia,” once wrote, “Reason is the natural organ of truth, but imagination is the organ of meaning.” Lewis was somewhat ahead of his time with that statement 70 years ago, not because it was less true at that time, but because the society he…  [read the full post]

The Absolute Necessity of Art for the Christian

As old as some of the tool and weapon artifacts we have discovered at archaeological digs may be, some of the paintings on the walls of ancient caves may be older. In fact, the great historian Paul Johnson has noted that “it is likely that art was the first of the human professions.” So it…  [read the full post]

Christian Education Without Art is Not Christian

The Bible begins its comprehensive narrative of God’s interaction with man by outlining the grand artistic first act of history in the form of God’s creation of the heavens and the earth. And so begins the great drama of creation, fall and redemption in a tactile Universe in which sight, sound, taste, touch and smell…  [read the full post]