Image of the Invisible

Join us October 21-24 for DTS Arts Week, which will include DTS's first art installation, chapel speaker Dr. Robert K. Johnston, and special events.

“There is more to life than food and more to the body than clothes. Christ—the image of the invisible God."

(Luke 12:23 & Colossians 1:15a)

Installation: Open 8am-5pm daily

the day the clouds came down
[rhythm of the daily]

Abbie R. Powers and Katie Fisher

"Part of the magic of installation art is that when installed into the space, the installation engages the viewer on a unique level. The viewer, when entering into the space, enters into the art, experiencing the piece in an incarnational way. He or she encounters the subject of the piece by becoming part of it. Experiencing an installation is closer to how we as humans experience our own world and environment, as opposed to looking at a painting or walking around a sculpture. It uses more senses and allows us to explore more awarenesses (visual, spatial, contextual, etc)."
- Abbie R. Powers

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  • “The experience of art offers a kind of understanding of ourselves and of the world, of the coherence of the world, not in quick bursts, in bullet-pointed insights, or in sound bites. The knowledge conveyed in art—like the knowledge conveyed in love or in contemplation or even in gardening—is a knowledge that takes time to receive.“
    Ken Myers
  • “Art is redemptive when it is meant to reflect the glory of the Creator and to stimulate consideration of the purpose God intended with His gracious gifting. To that end we invite the celebration of God's grandeur and grace in DTS Arts week."
    Mark Bailey
    DTS President
  • “DTS and the Arts—reflecting the Lord Jesus Christ, opening a window into heaven.”
    Reg Grant
    Chair of Media Arts & Worship
  • "Worship artfully."
    Tim Basselin
    Asst. Professor
  • “I've seen the Arts speak grace into the lives of people from China to Venezuela and from India to France—I can't wait to see what the DTS Arts Week will surface here!"
    Mike Pocock
    Senior Professor Emeritus
  • “Art presupposes a coherence and intelligibility in Creation. Art works because the world is a Creation, not simply a meaningless, cosmic accident. Even people who believe that the world is the product of chance often cannot help—when they work creatively—to behave otherwise.“
    Ken Myers
  • “The creative arts express what words cannot and thus help heal the deeply wounded.“
    Linda Marten
    Assoc. Professor
  • "Overwhelmed by media, it is difficult for substantive messages to be implanted in the minds of our congregations without the effective assistance of the media arts."
    Ramesh Richard
  • “Flood my heart and soul with truth even as my mind is filled.”
    Timothy Warren
    Senior Professor
  • "The experience of art—the sense we have of significance and connection and meaning conveyed through artistic expression—is not an illusory and escapist exercise, but a return to reality."
    Ken Myers
  • “At DTS our greatest investment is in the invisible, requiring imagination in order to develop empathy and exercise faith. Arts Week provides a great way to develop that 'sanctified imagination.'"
    Sandra Glahn
    Associate Professor in Media Arts and Worship, Editor-in-Chief, Kindred Spirit
  • "Art is the language of the postmodern world."
    George Hillman
    Chair of Educational Ministry and Leadership
  • “Gifted Christian artists studying at DTS, filling their hearts and minds with sound biblical theology, producing life-changing creations full of truth and beauty—electrifying!”
    Larry Waters
    Assoc. Professor
  • “I have seen first-hand what the Arts Program at DTS has produced and it is a boon for the church. People who understand how to communicate in a variety of media and reach the heart with the gospel—impressive.”
    Darrell Bock
    Senior Professor
  • “I am thrilled that Dallas Seminary is sponsoring an Arts Week where many of the talented artists in our community will have the opportunity to help us all see what they see when they look at the world.”
    Glenn Kreider

Arts Week Chapel Speaker

Speaker: Dr. Robert K. Johnston

Robert Johnston is Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and the author or editor of 15 books he's published in a variety of fields, including Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue and his new book God's Wider Presence: Reconsidering General Revelation. Read Dr. Johnston's full bio.

Topic: "If You Have Eyes to See...": Reconsidering General Revelation


Arts Week Chapels & Events

Tuesday, October 21

Chapel: "Dialoguing with Experience: Learning from Moviegoers"

Lunchtime Activities

  • A Conversation with Dr Johnston
  • 11:30am-12:30pm, Mabee Lounge

Art Show Opening and Gallery Talk

Wednesday, October 22

Chapel: "Reading the Bible, Again"

Lunchtime Activities

  • A Conversation with Abbie R Powers and Katie Fisher (11:30am-12:30pm, Mabee Lounge)
  • Book signing with Dr Johnston (11:30am-12:30pm, Book Center)

Movie Night

  • 7-9pm, DTS campus
  • Explore theology and film with Dr. Johnston, looking at Decalogue 1.
  • Subjects are not for young viewers.

Thursday, October 23

Chapel: "Learning from the Medieval Church: cinema divina"

Lunchtime Activities

  • A Conversation with DTS Media Arts Alum and Hollywood Producer, Naima Lett (11:30am-12:30pm, Mabee Lounge)
  • Book signing with Dr Johnston (11:30am-12:30pm, Book Center)

DMA Night

  • 5:30-6:30pm, meet in Hoffmann Gallery
  • Join us for a special tour of the Contemporary Art Exhibit by DMA Curator Gavin Delahunty.

Friday, October 24

Chapel: "Learning from the Contemporary, Worldwide Church: from Spirit to Word"
Q&A with Dr. Robert K. Johnston


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