Today I’d like to introduce you to theologian and musician Jeremy Begbie, the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School. I first discovered Dr. Begbie while doing research for my book and was caught up by the depth of his thoughts regarding worship and the arts. I loved that a theologian was mining the depths of the arts for the church and its people.
I encourage you to read more about Dr. Begbie in this article. In the article he is asked about his first musical memory. He recalls, “I remember hearing my mother play the piano — I must have been about 4. The sounds seemed to open up a sort of magical world of wonder and delight.” A man after my own heart! You can read about that connection to me here.
He is the author of several books including, Voicing Creation’s Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts. If you are looking for a deeper, theological understanding of the arts and why they are important to our faith, our worship and our churches, I encourage you to check it out!
Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody
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