September 22, 2023

013: Arts in Worship

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!

Today we’re talking with Kimberly VerSteeg:

Kimberly is a professional actress who currently works as an Event Planner.  She and I have worked together on many plays over the years and become good friends over that time.

On the podcast we discuss the idea of “arts in worship.”  At Kimberly’s church (Fort Washington Collegiate Church) they pair art (visual arts, dance, singing, theatre, film, etc.) with every sermon.  Here’s a video that shares a portion of their recent Easter service:

In the podcast we also discuss how the notion of “theatre, therapy, theology” and how art and God and self-reflection and story telling are all intertwined.

What are your thoughts on the topic?

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2 thoughts on “013: Arts in Worship

  1. Just wanted to say thank you for a fascinating podcast. Can’t get a bigger topic than “God” with “worship” being a close second :). Thank you to Kimberly, Julie and Eileen for your courage, openness, and insight into these big topics.

  2. What a fun topic! I hadn’t really thought about the role of art in worship, beyond the stained glass windows in the sanctuary and Sunday School crafts (which I am jealous of, by the way. Our adult Sunday School class, while interesting and stimulating and totally worthwhile, is discussion format, while my son’s Sunday School class is all about the fabulous crafts). So much to think about! I love that you’re covering such a diverse number of topics.

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