The Art of Jake Weidmann. Colorado’s own Jake Weidmann is one of eleven master penman in the world, a gifted fine artist, and a Christian who brings his faith to bear on his art. This Is Our City recently featured Weidmann’s work in a short video:
Suggested Resources in Art
- Art and the Bible, by Francis Schaeffer. These two brief essays, when they were written, gave permission to evangelicals to engage the arts. A great biblical, theological foundation for art.
- Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith & Art, by Madeleine L’Engle. A masterfully written reflection on faith and art by the author of children’s classic A Wrinkle In Time.
- It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God, edited by Ned Bustard. A fantastic work, filled with color illustrations, for artists. It deals with specific issues for the artist and teacher of art.
- Art Needs No Justification, by Hans R. Rookmaaker. A booklet written by an art historian and professor – a great call to creative work.
- The Mind of the Maker, by Dorothy Sayers. An exploration of the creative work of God as expressed through the artistic imagination. One my favorite books on faith and work.
- Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture, by Makoto Fujimara. A series of thoughtful journal entries by the founder of The International Arts Movement.
- Art for God’s Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts, by Phillip Graham Ryken. A great short booklet on the importance of the arts for the church.
- For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts, edited by W. David O. Taylor. A collection of essays intended for pastors and church leaders.
Suggested Resources in Music
- The Spiritual Lives of Great Composers, by Patrick Kavanaugh. Shorts stories on the spiritual lives of twenty of history’s greatest composers, ranging from Bach and Beethoven to Brahms and Stravinsky.
- Music Through the Eyes of Faith, by Harold Best. A great work for worship leaders and musicians alike.
- Christianity Today: Music. News and reviews on the contemporary music scene.