Art & Faith Websites
Art House America– Founded in 1991 by Andi Ashworth and Charlie Peacock (Ashworth), the Art House in Nashville, TN, quickly emerged as a unique artistic hub for rich hospitality, conversations of consequence, and imaginative creativity. Though no longer open to the public, the Art House America location in Nashville enjoyed a long history of hosting thousands of students, artists, writers, academics, theologians, cultural investors, and leaders in the entertainment industry. For two decades, the Art House America location in Nashville was at the heart of advocacy for imaginative creativity, everywhere and in everything. Resources are still available through the blog.
Art & Theology– The mission of Art & Theology is to help the church rediscover its rich heritage in the visual, literary, and musical arts and to open it up to the activity of contemporary artists, whose giftings can enable us to see God in new and different ways. Art can enhance our spiritual perception, enrich our prayer lives, stimulate renewed engagement with the Bible, make us more empathetic, challenge our beliefs in a healthy way, and bring us into more intimate contact with the world. Art testifies; it questions; it holds accountable; it stirs and reveals.
ArtWay– Motivated by a Christian view of life, ArtWay seeks to open up the world of the visual arts to the interested lay man and woman. Our goal is to hand people a key to this world that is rich and fascinating yet sometimes hard to enter. This website is one of the best international compilations of art & faith resources available on the internet.
Cardiphonia– We are an ongoing collaboration of artists and musicians giving their first fruits to the church.
Christ and Pop Culture– Christ and Pop Culture exists to acknowledge, appreciate, and think rightly about the common knowledge of our age. Our mission is to edify the Church, glorify God, and witness to the world by encouraging and modeling a biblical presence within culture that is characterized by nuance and appreciation while resisting the extremes of thoughtless condemnation and uncritical embrace. We stand on the Gospel and exist for the church.
Curator– Since its beginning in 2008, The Curator has sought to celebrate cultural artifacts and inspire its readers to engage deeply with–and ultimately create–culture which enriches life and broadens experience. Our hope is to be a place of conversation through an amalgamation of artifacts, quotes, image galleries, long form essays, videos, and other media as an expression of the human heart.
Curious Christian– Christian art that makes you think.
Diary of an Arts Pastor– This is the blog of scholar and former arts pastor W. David O. Taylor. Taylor currently Director of Brehm Texas for Fuller Theological Seminary.
Good Letters: The Image Journal Blog: For the humanists of the Renaissance, literature mattered because it was concrete and experiential—it grounded ideas in people’s lives. Their name for this kind of writing wasbonae litterae, a phrase we’ve borrowed as the title for our blog. Every weekday, one of the gifted writers on our blogging team will offer a personal essay that makes a fresh connection between the world of faith and the world of daily life, spanning the gap between theology and experience and giving language a human shape.
J. Scott McElroy– Scott is an author, speaker, arts advocate, voiceover artist and visual artist based in Indianapolis.
Matthew J. Millinerd– Millinerd teaches art history at Wheaton University. He specializes in Byzantine and Medievil art history. Additionally, he hold an M.Div. and often blogs not just on art but its junction with faith.
Praying with the Arts– Retreats or single sessions where prayer, art, poetry, music, and Scripture meet to experience the riches of the arts as inspiration for prayer.
Ruminate– Ruminate is a community exploring deep reading, contemplative activism, playful curiosity, making art, writing poems, & telling stories–all in one little indie magazineRuminatepublishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews.
Sacred Art Pilgrim– This website charts the journey of one modern art lover who set out a few years back on a quest to recover this lost way of looking.
The Other Journal– The Other Journal is a twice-yearly print and digital journal that aims to create space for Christian interdisciplinary reflection, exploration, and expression at the intersection of theology and culture. Attempting to remain a step or two more popular than the typical scholarly journal and a step or two more scholarly than the typical popular magazine, our goal is to provide our readers with provocative, challenging and insightful Christian commentary on current social issues, political events, cultural trends, and pop phenomena.
Transpositions– Transpositions, a website that takes its name from an essay by C.S. Lewis, grew from a group of students in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) started discussing how they might bring the conversation of theology and the arts to a broader audience, one beyond the academy. In January 2014, Transpositions re-launched as the official online forum for the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts.
Unfolding Forms– David Brett Potter is a doctoral candidate at the Toronto School of Theology studying the intersection of theology, art and culture, with a particular emphasis on theological engagement with the arts. His writing on Unfolding Forms relates to these interests.