Worship, Theology, and the Arts

Do you see the arts playing an important role in theology and the church? Do you search for signs of God in cultural movements? Or does your passion lie in weaving creativity--art, drama, film, the music of other cultures--into the worship experience?

There is a vibrant movement to integrate the arts with theology and worship, and Fuller's Brehm Center is helping lead the way. When you pursue an emphasis in Worship, Theology, and the Arts, you will study with faculty who are artists, musicians, and pastors as well as scholars--leaders who will help you think biblically about incorporating the arts into your worship and ministry.

How will you engage culture, theology, and the arts?

Featured Faculty

Curriculum Requirements

To earn an emphasis in Worship, Theology, and the Arts*, students must fulfill the emphasis requirements (20 units) listed below:

Required Courses (12 units):

IS501 Practice of Worship & Prayer
TC581 Worship, Theology, and the Arts Touchstone
WS518 Worship Ministry on the Lord's Day

Choose Two (8 units):

Any Communication course in the School of Intercultural Studies (ME)

Any Theology and Culture course (TC)

Any Worship Studies course (WS)

MC500 Church and Mission in Global Contexts

MC509 The Church in a Culture of Technology

MR547 World Religions: Art and Symbol

MR578 Music, Peace Building, and Interfaith Dialogue

Scheduled Courses

Required Course (12 units):

IS501, TC581, WS518

The following scheduled courses fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Novak, Joseph A. Fall 2014 Fuller Online
TC581 Worship, Theology, and the Arts Touchstone Johnson, Todd E. & Taylor, W. David Fall 2014 Colorado
TC581 Worship, Theology, and the Arts Touchstone Johnson, Todd E. & Taylor, W. David Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC581 Worship, Theology, and the Arts Touchstone Johnson, Todd E. & Taylor, W. David Fall 2014 Texas
WS518 Worship Ministry/Lord's Day Eldridge, Michael D. Fall 2014 Fuller Online

Choose Two (8 units):

MC500, MC509, MR547, MR578, Any ME, Any TC, Any WS

The following scheduled courses fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
MC500 Church and Mission in a Global Context Bolger, Ryan K. Summer 2014 Pasadena
MC500 Church and Mission in a Global Context Fredrickson, Kurt Summer 2014 Pasadena
MC500 Church and Mission in a Global Context Parchman, Karen E. Summer 2014 Texas
MC500 Church and Mission in a Global Context Dougherty, Traver Fall 2014 Fuller Online
MR547 World Religions: Art and Symbol Reisacher, Evelyne Fall 2014 Pasadena
MR547 World Religions: Art and Symbol Reisacher, Evelyne Fall 2014 Texas
MR578 Music, Peacebuilding, and Interfaith Dialogue King, Roberta R. Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC500 Theology and Culture Drane, John W. Fall 2014 Fuller Online
TC512 Theology and Media Culture Taylor, Barry R. Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC515 Topics in Theology/Culture Taylor, Barry R. Summer 2014 Pasadena
TC519 Medieval Art and Theology Dyrness, William A. & Slatoff, Christopher P. Summer 2014 Non-Campus
TC530 Theology and Film Callaway, Kutter D. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
TC530 Theology and Film Callaway, Kutter D. Summer 2014 Colorado
TC530 Theology and Film Johnston, Robert K. Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC591 Theology and Arts Capstone Cohort Fee, Maria E. Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC591 Theology and Arts Capstone Cohort Fee, Maria E. Fall 2014 Menlo Park
WS515 Worship Ministry/ Lord's Day Eldridge, Michael D. Fall 2014 Fuller Online

Emphasis courses are scheduled on a rotation and may not be available every quarter. For descriptions of courses that fulfill this emphasis, please visit the Academic Catalog.

*New emphasis structure is effective for Fall 2014. For information on your current emphasis track, contact your academic advisor.

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