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 Jensen, L Summer 2015

Pasadena,

Orange County (Irvine) - LIVE!

IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Yee, RM Summer 2015 Arizona (Phoenix)
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Eldridge, MD Summer 2015 Bay Area (Menlo Park)
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Bangs, JC Summer 2015 Fuller Online
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Howard, EB Summer 2015 Fuller Online
WS518 Worship Ministry on the Lord's Day Bangs, JC Summer 2015 Northwest (Seattle)
TC581 Worship, Theology and the Arts Touchstone Johnson, TE Fall 2015 Pasadena
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Bangs, JC Fall 2015 Fuller Online
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Burton, JD Fall 2015 Fuller Online
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Howard, EB Fall 2015 Fuller Online
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Faculty Fall 2015 Fuller Online
WS518 Worship Ministry and the Lord's Day Faculty Fall 2015 Fuller Online

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
MC500 Church and Mission in a Global Contexts Fredericks, K Summer 2015 Pasadena
MC500 Church and Mission in a Global Contexts McNichols, H Summer 2015

Arizona (Phoenix);

Orange County (Irvine) - LIVE!

ME506 Communicating the Gospel Cross-Culturally Tan, S Summer 2015 Fuller Online
TC531 Postmodern Theology, Film, and Youth Culture Barry, BR Summer 2015 Pasadena
TC517 Theological Methods in Worship and the Arts Johnson, TE Summer 2015 Brehm: New York, New York
TC518 Calling: The History, Theology, and Experience of Christian Vocation

Jacobsen, EO

Savidge, D

Summer 2015 Brehm: New York, New York
TC500 Theology and Culture Sherman, SB Summer 2015 Orange County (Irvine)
TC530 Theology and Film Callaway, KD Summer 2015 Fuller Online
MR578 Music, Peacebuilding, and Interfaith Dialogue King, RR Fall 2015

Pasadena;

Bay Area (Menlo Park) - LIVE!

TC530 Theology and Film Johnston, RK Fall 2015 Pasadena
TC560 Theology and Culture Seminar

Dryness, WA

Callaway, KD

Fall 2015 Pasadena
TC591 Theology and the Arts Capstone Cohort Fee, ME Fall 2015 Pasadena
TC500 Theology and Culture Kaemingk, MJ Fall 2015

Bay Area (Menlo Park);

Northwest (Seattle) - LIVE!

TC500 Theology and Culture Faculty Fall 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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