Last week I stumbled (online) upon a church that is going a step further. They actually line the sanctuary walls with art. The space is used like an art gallery. The art aids worship and the space is also used at other times as an art gallery.
|Glade Church, Blackburg, VA|
|Jesus Welcomes the Children, JESUS MAFA|
If you were to help someone examine this art you would ask them to:
- Describe what they see. Just keep to the facts.
- Analyze the evidence. Look for relationships – similarities, differences or repeated patterns.
- Interpret the artwork by making a good guess about the meaning of the work.
- Judge the artwork. A critical judgment can be made after you have interpreted an artwork. Judging art is always a matter of being fair and logical.
We need to keep in mind that some worshipers are visual learners. By including art you are helping to draw them in (pun intended!) to the moment of honoring the Almighty!