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Art Making and the New Creation

Date recorded: 22 May 2022 | Speaker: Cristian Cazacu | Event: ELF Artists Network
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In his book Surprised by Hope, theologian N. T. Wright states that “art at its best draws attention not only to the way things are, but also to the way things will be, when the earth is filled with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea.” If Wright’s argument is correct, then faithful artists must continually look intently and intimately at the risen Christ, through whom all things have been created and are held together, for the purpose of reconciling them to God, through the blood of his cross (Col. 1:15-20). In this talk, we are invited to explore and make room in our minds and hearts for the theological reality that the new creation is central to our living and art-making.