In what ways can we express the glory of our redemption through Jesus Christ? We can express it in story, like the inspired story found in Scripture. Similarly, we can express it through testimony as we share our individual stories. The pastor can express redemption in preaching as the story is explained and proclaimed. But the story of redemption can also be expressed in the arts. It can be sung, dramatized, and portrayed visually.
As reformed Presbyterians we only participate in some of these expressions in a worship service. However, outside of a worship service all of these expressions can be rejoiced in; because they all bring glory to God. In fact, creativity is apart of the very image of God in all of us. Jerram Barrs writes:
Our work in any field of the arts will be imitative. We will be thinking God’s thoughts after him—painting with his colors; speaking with his gift of language; exploring and expressing his sounds and harmonies; working with his creation in all its glory, diversity, and in-built inventiveness. In addition, we will find ourselves longing to make known the beauty of life as it once was in Paradise, the tragedy of its present marring, and the hope of our final redemption.
Tenth College Fellowship is sponsoring an Easter Art Gallery this Thursday and Friday at Tenth Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall. It is our hope to express the themes of this special week through various art forms to the glory of God. The gallery consists of work from student and professional Christian artists from Tenth and beyond.
Join us Thursday night at 7:30 PM for the opening of the gallery with live music and light refreshments. The gallery will also be open on Friday from 10:30 AM to 12 PM and from 1 PM to 2 PM, before and after the Good Friday Service. All are welcome—please invite your friends and neighbors! If you’re on Facebook, RSVP there and then invite your Facebook friends. There is no childcare provided for the Thursday night opening.
 Barrs, Jerram Echoes of Eden: Reflections on Christianity, Literature, and the Arts. Page 26
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