Does beauty have a place in the life of the Christian?
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Evangelical Christians value truth and goodness-the truth about God, creation, sin, salvation, and loving our neighbor as ourselves. But we don't pay as much attention to beauty, the third element of the classic triad of virtue. Why not?
Table of Contents
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: God's creation is beautiful and meant for our enjoyment.
Teaching point two: The splendor of creation is a reflection of its Creator, for God is beautiful.
Teaching point three: Because we are created in the image of God, we share many of God's attributes, including creativity.
Teaching point four: In the Incarnation God demonstrated that he had neither given up on the world of matter nor on human beings, despite their sinfulness.
Apply Your Findings
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ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
The True, the Good, and the Beautiful Christian, by John G. Stackhouse (January 7, 2002, p. 58)
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