Creativity and beauty are deeply central to the foundation of all things, God Himself being the source of both realities. We are called to experience God sensually—through sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. We are to taste and see that He is good (Ps. 34:8) and gaze upon His beauty (Ps. 27:4). Jesus became flesh and we are to reach out to Him with both faith and doubt (Mk. 5:25-34 and John 20:24-29), listening for His voice (Heb. 3:15), and being a sweet aroma to God in Christ (2Co. 2:15).

God has blessed Cornerstone with an extraordinarily diverse blend of artists: musicians, poets, painters, sculptors, builders, workers of fabric and thread, chefs, singers, speakers, and others. When we create beauty, we are joining God in His beautifully creative work; we join His revelation of Himself in all His originality and uniqueness.

Cornerstone recognizes that artists need both broad freedom for creativity as well as life-giving structure for accountability. Creativity is like a powerful, raging river; accountability like riverbanks. If there is no freedom, the river is dry and lifeless; if there is no structure, the river turns into a destructive flood. Artists at Cornerstone are called to create art that exists not for itself, but for the sake of the artist’s Creator—to pour it out lavishly so that God’s glory may be increased.

Questions for dialogue.
     Is there such a thing as sacred and secular art? Why or why not?
     Can God speak through non-Christians?
     What defines “good” art from “bad” art?

For further reading...
Letter to Artists from Jay and Justin
Asethetics of the Old Testament: Beauty in Context - William A. Dyrness
Is Beauty beyond the Boundary? - Chris Crain
On Earth as it is in Heaven - Don Hudson

visual galleries
ransomed letters [a group of collages in response to the effect of Christ's death which redeemed us and brought us into God's eternal life. The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time. Mark 10:45 | 1 Timothy 2:5-6]

sanctuary art [more permenant pieces of art found around the sanctuary.]

Untitled - Julie Santana
Sinews - Jake Feld
Lebanon - Tony Beatty

music [recorded live at Cornerstone's community art venue, Alone in a Crowd]

by D. Jay Martin


by Justin and Naomi Boyer


by Joy Courtright

Heal Our Souls

by Jonathan Krouse

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