Worship, Theology, and the Arts

Do you see the arts playing an important role in theology and the church? Do you search for signs of God in cultural movements? Or does your passion lie in weaving creativity--art, drama, film, the music of other cultures--into the worship experience?

There is a vibrant movement to integrate the arts with theology and worship, and Fuller's Brehm Center is helping lead the way. When you pursue an emphasis in Worship, Theology, and the Arts, you will study with faculty who are artists, musicians, and pastors as well as scholars--leaders who will help you think biblically about incorporating the arts into your worship and ministry.

How will you engage culture, theology, and the arts?

Featured Faculty

Curriculum Requirements

To earn an emphasis in Worship, Theology, and the Arts*, students must fulfill the emphasis requirements (20 units) listed below:

Required Courses (12 units):

IS501 Practice of Worship & Prayer
TC581 Worship, Theology, and the Arts Touchstone
WS518 Worship Ministry on the Lord's Day

Choose Two (8 units):

Any Communication course in the School of Intercultural Studies (ME)

Any Theology and Culture course (TC)

Any Worship Studies course (WS)

MC500 Church and Mission in Global Contexts

MC509 The Church in a Culture of Technology

MR547 World Religions: Art and Symbol

MR578 Music, Peace Building, and Interfaith Dialogue

Scheduled Courses

Required Course (12 units):

IS501, TC581, WS518

The following scheduled courses fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Jonhson, TE Winter 2015 Pasadena
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Barsotti, CM Winter 2015 Pasadena
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Bangs, JC Winter 2015 Northwest
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Novak, JA Winter 2015 Fuller Online
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Burton, BD Winter 2015 Fuller Online
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Yee, RM Spring 2015 Sacramento
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Taylor, WD Spring 2015 Texas

Choose Two (8 units):

MC500, MC509, MR547, MR578, Any ME, Any TC, Any WS

The following scheduled courses fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
ME506 Communicating the Gospel Crossculturally - KOREAN Kim, J., King RR Winter 2015 Pasadena
ME515 Global Storytelling and Song King, RR Winter 2015 Pasadena
TC515 Understanding Popular Music: South by Southwest Taylor B., Risdon, SN Winter 2015 Hybrid, Austin TX
TC516 Theology, Worship, and Art Yang, SE Winter 2015 Fuller Online
TC588 Theology, Film, and Culture: Engaging Independent Films Callaway, KD Winter 2015 Hybrid, Park City UT
TC509 Theology and Pop Culture Taylor, BR Spring 2015 Pasadena
TC521 Theology and Contemporary Literature Johnston, RK Spring 2015 Pasadena
TC530 Theology and Film Johnston, RK Spring 2015 Menlo Park/ Arizona Live
TC533 Theology and Television: Communicating the Gospel in a Mediated World of Technocultural Change Callaway, KD Spring 2015 Pasadena/Atlanta Live
TC562 Dante's Devine Comedy in the Context of Medieval Art and Theology Dyrness, WA Spring 2015

Pasadena

TC592B Theology and the Arts Project Cohort Fee, ME Spring 2015 Pasadena
WS514 Music as Theological Expression Wilmington, EM Winter 2015 Pasadena
MC500 Church and Mission in Global Context Dougherty, T Winter 2015 Pasadena
MC509 The Church in a Culture of Technology Bolger, RK Spring 2015 Fuller Online

Emphasis courses are scheduled on a rotation and may not be available every quarter. For descriptions of courses that fulfill this emphasis, please visit the Academic Catalog.

*New emphasis structure is effective for Fall 2014. For information on your current emphasis track, contact your academic advisor.

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