By Kelly Monroe Kullberg
Renew Your experience of ask yourself Refresh Your schooling Kelly Monroe Kullberg and Lael Arrington supply a regular guided journey via the various work, laboratories, rock arenas, nice books, mass pursuits, and personal lives that experience formed the ways that we predict and reside. This academic devotional will motivate us to head past critique to creativity as we find the beauty of God in seven subjects---theology, background, philosophy, technological know-how, literature, artwork, and modern tradition. discover major rules, humans, and occasions from a Christian worldview in a structure that matches your busy existence. a religion and tradition Devotional might help bridge the substitute hole among studying fact and loving God---inspiring you with the sweetness on the genius, strength, and sweetness of Jesus Christ. examine and develop with Christian proposal Leaders together with: Dallas Willard, John Eldredge, Michael Behe, Frederica Matthews-Green, Darrell Bock, William Lane Craig, R. C. Sproul, Randy Alcorn. Scot McKnight
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Rarely does our theology include God’s beauty in its outlines. But the beauty of God is a biblical reality. Throughout the Word of God, he is recognized by and praised for being beautiful. . God is beautiful. His beauty demands a response that is shaped by that beauty. ” Card reminds us that God loves beauty. Not for the sake of some useful purpose, but because he is beautiful. Just as he loves mercy because he is merciful. God loves beauty for beauty’s sake. In 2 Chronicles 3:16 – 17 we see God’s beautiful design for the temple in Jerusalem: “He made interwoven chains and put them on top of the pillars.
Paradise Lost describes the pivotal event of human history — the fall of Adam and Eve. What the Bible succinctly states in the first three chapters of Genesis, Milton explores in thousands of lines of poetry. In exalted style, Milton plays with the English language like Bach playing the organ. Consider these lines on Satan being cast out of heaven: . . Him the Almighty Power Hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky With hideous ruin and combustion down To bottomless perdition, there to dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire, Who durst defy th’ Omnipotent to arms.
But when I am alone with myself, I have not the courage to think of myself as an artist in the great and ancient sense of the term. Giotto, Titian, Rembrandt were great painters. I am only a public entertainer who has understood his times and exploited them as best he could. . 4 Usually an artist’s recognizable style expresses his core identity. But Picasso took no sides in wars, kept no faith with the women he loved, and continually changed styles, colors, and perspectives. The artist who tried to paint every possibility, even mutually exclusive ones, ultimately didn’t stand behind any of them, even his own style.