Summer Learning TracksArt & Faith

Artists have a unique and important place in the Christian community. The courses in our “Art and Faith” track observe the many ways Christians cultivate, celebrate, and critique the world through their art.

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All Art & Faith Courses

  • Course
    Instructor
    Credits
    Term
  • APPL 534
    Vancouver
    Restoring Story in Worship
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    May 26 - May 30
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    APPL 534

    Restoring Story in Worship

    This course is also offered as INDS 534

    Every church has wonderful stories that are not being told. This course asks why churches must tell their stories and provides specific tools for including story within worship—primarily biblical storytelling, personal testimonies, and local church history. Explore the dramatic anthology of the ancient Hebrew people and examine practical tools for restaging these biblical works for contemporary culture.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 516
    Vancouver
    Fostering a Scriptural Imagination for the Arts
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    May 26 - May 30
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    INDS 516

    Fostering a Scriptural Imagination for the Arts

    In contemporary discussions of the arts and faith, certain themes have been prominent such as beauty, creativity, mystery, incarnation, and sacrament. In this course, we approach these themes with a “scriptural imagination” informed by deep theological currents at work in biblical texts. We will discover that these themes yield much less and much more than we might think.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • INDS 534
    Vancouver
    Restoring Story in Worship
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    May 26 - May 30
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
    «
    INDS 534

    Restoring Story in Worship

    This course is also offered as APPL 534

    Every church has wonderful stories that are not being told. This course asks why churches must tell their stories and provides specific tools for including story within worship—primarily biblical storytelling, personal testimonies, and local church history. Explore the dramatic anthology of the ancient Hebrew people and examine practical tools for restaging these biblical works for contemporary culture.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 536
    Vancouver
    Paradise Lost: The Poet, the Cosmos, and the Problem of Evil
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    Jun 2 - Jun 6
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    INDS 536

    Paradise Lost: The Poet, the Cosmos, and the Problem of Evil

    Today, even most educated Christians have never read the greatest biblical classic in the English language with its grand narrative of Satan, the newly created world, the first marriage in Eden, the temptation and fall of Adam and Eve, and the aftermath of sorrow, grace, reconciliation, and human history. In this one-week crash course, we will tackle Milton’s epic and ponder its awe-inspiring providential narrative as a gift to the church, to us, and to our culture.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 594
    Vancouver
    Jesus at the Movies
    2.00 - 3.00
    2014 Spring Session
    Jun 2 - Jun 13
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 03:45PM
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    INDS 594

    Jesus at the Movies

    Despite our so-called secular era, Jesus is an endlessly fascinating subject for artists, including filmmakers. The range and variety of Jesus films is extraordinary, including a growing number of non-western versions. Even the worst have flashes of insight and beauty; the best inspire deep reflection on the character at the heart of the Christian faith. Study some of the ways that Jesus has been depicted in film and how various portrayals converse with Scripture and Christian thought throughout the centuries.

    Credit Hours:
    2 - 3
    Audit Hours:
    2
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 533
    Vancouver
    The Virgin Mary: Art and Theology Over Two Millennia
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    Jun 9 - Jun 13
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    INDS 533

    The Virgin Mary: Art and Theology Over Two Millennia

    This course surveys twenty centuries of perspectives on the Virgin Mary, from the Gospel of Luke to the grotto of Lourdes and beyond. Equal attention will be given to both visual and written sources in each historical period. Consider what aspects of the diverse Marian tradition can be appropriated and developed, and what aspects should be rejected while keeping in mind Mary’s claim that “All generations will call me blessed” (Luke 1:48).

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 555
    Vancouver
    The Theological Implications of Western Music
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 21 - Jul 25
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    INDS 555

    The Theological Implications of Western Music

    Western music, in its “purest” form, is often thought to mean nothing other than itself; but, from Pythagoras to Wagner, the idea of music carries huge theological ramifications. This course teases out these meanings by looking at several changes in the history of Western music, particularly through the music of Monteverdi, Rameau, Beethoven and Wagner.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
  • INDS 590
    Vancouver
    The Principles of Culture Care
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 28 - Aug 1
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    INDS 590

    The Principles of Culture Care

    Culture care sees culture as an ecosystem and applies what we have learned in creation care (of stewarding natural resources) to culture. In this class, we will examine areas of overlap between stewarding natural resources and cultural resources, and give theological foundations for developing culture care principles in your own journey.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info: