Art can help us see the world as not opaque to God's presence but charged with it. David Taylor

Visual meditations

Michelangelo: The Creation of Adam

On the basis of these biblical references we can conclude that the finger of God can be an image for the Holy Spirit. It is fascinating that this is visible in Michelangelo’s fresco of the creation of Adam. 

read more Michelangelo: The Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel, detail


Jacob Lawrence: Genesis # 1, In the beginning, all was void, detail

Beholding Christ in African American Art

Book review by Victoria Emily Jones

One of the hallmarks of Beholding Christ is the diversity of styles, media, and denominational affiliations represented.

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Exhibitions and events


Here you find a list of exhibitions in galleries, museums and churches in the spring and summer. There is also a list of conferences, lectures and events all over the world, with a special focus on Europe.

read more Eva-Maria Beller: Salt Book

Christian calendar

Pentecost: Donna Shasteen

by Laurence Mottier

The wings of the bird sweep away all that is cold and arid, dark and desolate. Their red glow tears apart the curtain of our night to let an incredible wave of love stream in. 

read moreDonna Shasteen: The Spirit Searches

Materials for Churches

Theodore Prescott: Taste and See, detail

Materials for Churches

Here you find materials for use in churches, categorized according to the Christian calendar. There are also materials about passages in the Old and the New Testament.

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Church of the month

Oscar Niemeyer: Church of Saint Francis, Brazil

Do you know a church that had to wait 16 years to be consecrated after its completion and that was used in the header of the website of the world soccer association FIFA? 

read more Oscar Niemeyer: The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Art and Poetry

Denise Levertov & Ernst Barlach

People so tuned
can't open to symbol's power
unless convinced of its ground,
its roots in bone and blood.
We must feel
the pulse in the wound
to believe that 'with God
all things are possible.'

read more Ernst Barlach: The Reunion of Christ and Thomas

Art and Music

Peter S Smith: Some One Else, detail

Peter S Smith and Duke Special

I am black and white
I am color
I am risk
I am mother
I am holy
I’m disaster

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In the Spotlight

I Believe in Contemporary Art

by Alastair Gordon

In recent years there has been a growing interest in questions of religion in contemporary art. Is religion back in the artworld? Is it just a passing fad or signs of renewed faith in art? 

read more Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva: Haruspex