Biannual magazine releases new issue focusing on theology and the arts
Fuller’s semiannual Theology,
News & Notes magazine recently launched a newly redesigned website, at
www.fuller.edu/tnn, where visitors may explore the current issue as well as
back issues, view videos and read bios of featured authors and artists, and
find past articles by subject categories such as theology, psychology, and
In addition to
being able to read the entire issue online, visitors to the Theology, News & Notes website will
also find video interviews with the authors and leaders in theology and the
arts from the Brehm Center, including President Richard J. Mouw, Professor of
Theology and Culture William D. Dyrness, and Director of the Lloyd John Ogilvie
Institute of Preaching Mark Labberton.
In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of Fuller’s Brehm
Center, the spring issue of Theology,
News & Notes released this month contains essays revolving around the
topic “Groanings Too Deep for Words: Engaging the Senses in Worship, Theology,
and the Arts.”
introduction to the issue, integrators Lauralee Farrer and Clayton J. Schmit
point out that, despite the church’s history of suspicion of the arts, today “the defense of a place for the arts in faith is so
unquestioned that it is practically cliché.” Now is the time for exploring
deeper questions, such as: What difference does it make to be a Christian as an
artist—and should it make a difference? How is God present in the arts (or how
is God present in the ordinary)? And how do the arts mediate God?
At Fuller, the Brehm Center is the place where for the past
ten years scholars and artists have converged to discover connections between
theology and the arts, and many of its faculty members as well as others from
the Fuller community offer their voices to this issue of Theology, News & Notes.
Articles in this issue include:
“Wisdom at the Confluence of Worship, Theology, and the
Arts,” by Todd E. Johnson
“Is Reel Spirituality a Real Spirituality?” by Robert K.
“When the World is Suffering, What Good Do Artists Do?” by
William A. Dyrness
“Change Don’t Come Easy,” by Barry Taylor
“Open Call for a New Amateur,” by Lauralee Farrer
“Pastoral Worship Leadership,” by Edwin M. Willmington
“The Art of Digital Ministry: The Good, the Bad, and the
Uncertain,” by Carolyn L.
“The Preacher’s Paradox,” by Clayton J. Schmit
Read the new issue here.