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
WS518 Worship Ministry/Lord's Day Boyd, Kevin R. Winter 2014 Texas (Houston)

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
ME506 Communicate Gospel Cross-Cult (Korean) Kim, Jinsik Spring 2014 Pasadena
ME506 Communicate Gospel Cross-Cult King, Roberta R. Winter 2014 Fuller Online
ME512 Survey Research/Communication Kim, Jinsik Winter 2014 Pasadena
ME518 Exegeting Musical Culture King, Roberta R. Winter 2014 Pasadena
TC500 Theology and Culture Taylor, Barry R. Spring 2014 Pasadena
TC515 Understanding Popular Music Taylor, Barry R. Winter 2014 Non-Campus
TC515 Topics in Theology/Culture Taylor, Barry R. Summer 2014 Pasadena
TC516 Theology, Worship, and Art Dyrness, William A. Winter 2014 N Calif (Menlo Park)
TC516 Theology, Worship, and Art Dyrness, William A. Winter 2014 Pasadena
TC518 Calling: Christian Vocation Jacobsen, Eric O. Spring 2014 Northwest (Seattle)
TC518 Calling: Christian Vocation Jacobsen, Eric O. Spring 2014 Pasadena
TC521 Theology and Contemporary Lit Basselin, Timothy J. Winter 2014 Fuller Online
TC521 Teologia y Literature Hispana (Spanish) Garcia-Johnson, Oscar A. Spring 2014 Pasadena
TC530 Theology and Film Barsotti, Catherine M. Spring 2014 Fuller Online
TC530 Theology and Film Callaway, Kutter D. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
TC530 Theology and Film Vincent, Elizabeth C. Winter 2014 N Calif (Sacramento)
TC552B Theology/Pacific NW Culture Kaemingk, Matthew J. Winter 2014 Northwest (Seattle)
TC565 Worship and Culture Johnson, Todd E. Spring 2014 Pasadena
TC588 Engaging Independent Films Callaway, Kutter D. Winter 2014 IYM
TC592 Theology/Arts Project Cohort Faculty, Theology Winter 2014 Pasadena
WS514 Music/Theological Expression Willmington, Edwin M. Winter 2014 Pasadena
WS523 Anglican Liturgy and Worship Steven, James Winter 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.