TS Ministry Forum: Exploring Lenten Scriptures through Visual Art

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EST

Exploring lenten scriptures through visual art

The resources provided to MCEC pastors this year, “Going Deeper into  Scripture,” and “Deep Calls to Deep,” explain how people can experience Scripture in different ways.

In this hour long forum, we will explore a resource that can enable congregations to explore Scripture through visual art. Sometimes people remember and think about specific Scriptures in new ways when they reflect upon a visual representation of it. In addition, visual art can serve as a “sermon starter” even if the art is not used in the sermon itself. There is now a free online resource called the Visual Commentary on Scripture that some may find useful for writing sermons, for worship, or for Bible Study. This workshop will take participants on a virtual tour of this resource, focusing upon Lenten Scripture, then provide opportunities for discussion about how to integrate the resource into different church contexts.

This forum will be led by Alicia Batten, Professor of Religious Studies and Theological Studies at Conrad Grebel University College. TS Ministry Forums are open to all MCEC pastors and MTS alumn.

The forum will take place in a virtual format. RSVP for a link to connect.