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Visio Divina: Sacred Seeing to Encounter God
Just as lectio divina invites people to meditate on scripture, visio divina helps people pray with art. Visio divina, which translates as “divine seeing,” uses silence and images to help worshipers reflect and respond to God in ways other than listening to a sermon or singing praise songs.
Feature Story | November 03, 2021
Beauty, Silence, and Culture Care: An Interview with Makoto Fujimura
Theologian Neal Plantinga engages with artist and author Mako Fujimura on his vision for complementing recent work on creation care with what he has termed “culture care”—a redemptive approach to artistry and other forms of cultural engagement which seeks to contribute to “the healing of the nations.”
Video | March 14, 2017
Silence and Beauty — Prayers for the Suffering Church
This vesper service from the 2017 Calvin Symposium on Christian Worship focuses on prayers for the suffering church.
Video | March 10, 2017
Silence, Beauty, and the Shape of Christian Discipleship
A video conversation and discussion guide to help shape Christian responses to questions of love and suffering, silence and beauty, as explored in the Martin Scorsese movie ‘Silence’ based on Shusaku Endo's novel.
Article | Video | November 28, 2016
Nancy Gordon on Sensing the Sacred
Nancy Gordon adapted the multisensory Young Children in Worship program for people with dementia. Her model deserves to be spread and developed more widely.
Conversation | October 17, 2016
Children and Worship
With a new frontier of research on children's spirituality, research as well as experience is showing churches that creating a sacred space for children, where they can encounter the living God, is vital for their faith formation.
Audio | March 02, 2016
Olivia Stewart on Young Children and Worship
It sounds counter-intuitive, especially today. But it turns out that helping children learn to get quiet in their own ways is huge for helping them encounter God.
Conversation | January 21, 2016
Lessons from a Donkey
Mark Charles looks at how one's voice can be heard above all the noise of the world.
Article | September 28, 2011
“Be still and know that I am God.” That is the exhortation we hear from God in Psalms 46:10. But how possible is this in our modern technological world? What does it mean to be still before God? I used to think I understood
Article | January 01, 2009