Wednesday, July 05, 2006

byFaith News

From byFaith's weekly report:

Summary of Actions of the 34th PCA General Assembly
Dr. L. Roy Taylor, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in America, has written a summary of the actions of the 34th PCA GA held in Atlanta June 20-23, 2006. To read it, click here.

34th PCA GA Archived Online
If you want to listen to any portion of the 34th PCA General Assembly, worship services or business sessions, click here. The 35th General Assembly will meet in Memphis, Tenn., June 12-15, 2007.

One Minute Survey on Supporting Christian Artists
In the introduction to his new book, Art for God’s Sake, Philip G. Ryken says this: “...things are even more difficult for the Christian artist [than for the secular artist]. Some churches do not consider art a serious way to serve God. Others deny that Christians in the arts have a legitimate calling. As a result, Christian artists often feel like they have to justify their existence. Rather than providing a community of support, some churches surround them with a climate of suspicion.” Does your church provide a community of support, a climate of suspicion, or are you somewhere in between. And why? Click here and take our one minute survey:

PCA Book of Church Order for Palm eReaders
The latest edition (2006) of the PCA Book of Church Order (BCO) for Palm eReader, that includes the most recent BCO amendments, is available for download. This is a service provided by Beal Heights PCA in Lawton, Okla. To download in Palm OS or Pocket PC, click regularly to read articles and news for and about the PCA. To subscribe to the print edition of the Byfaith magazine click


Anonymous Darv said...

RE: Supporting Christian Artists

I have always admired Phil's dad for his contribution to Christian art theory, and I have seen it reflected many ways in our senior pastor. I don't believe we as a church reflect the Rykens, however. We have the occassional portrait or memorial, but very little besides, and most of it a century old.

A couple months ago, my wife and I worshipped at RC Sproul's church, St. Andrews. I was impressed with their commitment to the arts. The architecture of their new building was artistic, the walls were hung with several large paintings, they have a beautiful stained glass window, and there is a wonderful, whimsical sculpture in the courtyard.

By integrating art into their worship space, they not only support Christian Artists, but also celebrate the God who gave the artists their skill and eye for beauty.

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