- Transpositions is the official blog of the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews.
Beyond Lines: The Relationship between the Artist and the Church [Part Three]
30 October 2013 8:00 AM | 2 Comments
Fault Lines: The Relationship between the Artist and the Church [Part Two]
23 October 2013 8:00 AM | 4 Comments
Ghost Lines: The Relationship between the Artist and the Church [Part One]
02 October 2013 8:00 AM | No Comments
The Integrity of Using Art, Part 3
16 September 2013 8:00 AM | 6 Comments
Trinity Sunday – A Sonnet by Malcolm Guite
09 September 2013 8:00 AM | No Comments
Lord, Give Us Shepherds: A Call for Pastors in the Arts
06 September 2013 8:00 AM | 3 Comments
Mediocrity and Excellence: An Issue for Art in the Church
10 July 2013 8:00 AM | 8 Comments
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Posted on 07/03/2014 | 4 CommentsWarning: MAJOR spoilers ahead. In The LEGO Movie, average construction worker Emmet is told he is the Special, the prophesied saviour of the Lego world from Lord Business, who wants to use his superweapon the Kragle to freeze all activity […]
Posted on 05/02/2014 | 7 CommentsWhat might make a good Sabbath habit for a clergy person in front of the TV or laptop screen? And what could possibly be the relation of this habit to the service of God’s kingdom, or to the human wellness […]
Posted on 02/12/2013 | 2 CommentsA little girl wants lighter skin. She stares at the back of her hand and says, “I just don’t like the way brown looks, because the way brown looks looks really nasty for some reason.” She’s not alone. In the […]
Posted on 09/10/2013 | No CommentsThe Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln (or, to most, simply Lincoln Cathedral), with its once-towering Gothic spires and pale stone, will soon have a new Marian chapel with a sculpture of Our Lady as its centerpiece. […]
Posted on 02/10/2013 | No CommentsEditor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series on the relationship between the artist and the church. The second post will run on 23 October followed by the final post on 30 October. Church buildings are seldom static. […]
Posted on 10/07/2013 | 8 CommentsAn issue that I continue to run into as I research the Christian church’s support of the arts is that of the quality of the art object, particularly the assumptions that artwork in the church is usually ‘cringe-worthy’, and high […]
Posted on 03/07/2013 | 5 CommentsGesa E. Thiessen edited a reader titled Theological Aesthetics with SCM Press. One particularly interesting passage that looks at the Church as a patron of modern art is Pie-Raymond Régamey’s ‘Religious Art in the Twentieth Century’ (pp.223-227). This French Catholic priest […]