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Why I Believe Art is an Important Part of Our Spiritual Formation.

I keep coming back to this painting we new understanding. As Christians it is so important to remind ourselves daily of the blessing of the Incarnation. I first must gaze before I can point others and before I can imitate I must see and be gratful:) Have a Blessed week!

God Thru the Arts

The Sistine Madonna, by Raphael, 11513-14, Oil on canvas, 270x201cm, Gemaldegalerie , Dresden, Image courtesy Web Gallery of Art. The Sistine Madonna, by Raphael, 11513-14, Oil on canvas, 270x201cm, Gemaldegalerie , Dresden, Image courtesy Web Gallery of Art.

Rafael Angels

<a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sistine_Madonna” John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” NIV

As I traveled through the area this summer trying to convince Christians of their need for the arts, I was struck by this phrase or title used by many of “Spiritual Formation” and I wondered what was meant by this exactly. Henri Nouwen,  in his book called Spiritual Directions, defines it thus: “Spiritual Formation is the ever increasing capacity to live a spiritual life from the heart.”

So how do we go about this? What are the tools we can use to cultivate our heart for God? I believe spending time reflecting on God’s love and gifts to us is…

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I am a Christian Author, Arts Teacher, Public Speaker and Musician. God thru the Arts is a ministry that works to share the power of arts to the greater Christian community. You can find my blog @ jrundlett.wordpress.com. My books, "My Dancing Day: Reflections of the Incarnation in Art and Music" and "The Joyful Sound, Reflections on the Life of Christ in Art and Music" can be found @ My Createspace estore: https://www.createspace.com/4318541

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