That Beauty May Endure: The Call of Artists in a Pandemic

I have written a short piece for the Forefront Festival blog in response to the global spread of the COVID-19 virus. Many long months of struggle await us in the fight against this disease, and I envision a key role that artist of faith may play in manifesting beautiful things to an aching world:

These are not trite sayings, nor do they produce fleeting comforts. The rooted tradition of Christian artistry, brought to bear in our unfolding global crisis, can recall for us the foundations of true strength and hope. To take up this task is to engage in the prophetic act of shaping our own piece of the world more into its perfected form—from which it departed at the Fall, and to which it longs to return at the eventual arrival of God’s kingdom. It is here now, and is yet afar off. 

You can read the entire piece here.

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