What springs to mind when you think of Jesus? What image do you have? Who gave it form?
Perhaps you think of a work by one of the masters of the Renaissance. Perhaps the troubled genius of Dali springs to mind. Maybe your thoughts are framed by the films of Martin Scorsese or Mel Gibson. Or your memory just goes back to the crucifix hung on a relative’s wall.
Throughout the centuries, the likeness of Jesus has been captured on canvas, painted on ceilings of cathedrals, spray painted on building walls, inked by tattooists and brought to life through film.
In each case, as art seeks to capture the Divine, it reveals something of the artist, something in the viewer and something of Jesus - this central, divine figure in human history. Art provides a medium that tells a story that a thousand words could not.
But who is the individual that inspires such creativity? Who is this figure captured by the artist’s brush and the filmmaker's lens? What does his life and legacy mean for each of us? Who is Jesus? Why does how he is depicted actually matter to us?
Join us this Sunday
Join Pastor Tom Rawls and his team this Sunday, as they seek to dig into this life-changing topic. To better understand the person of Jesus. And to explore what happens when art and spirituality, creativity and deity, genius and humanity collide.