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The role of the artist

21 August 2016 Wesley Impact! TV

The arts, as an expression of world events, often help us shape and define our understanding of the world, and there is no doubt that they can and have been used as an expression of connection with God.

In this episode, we look at the role of the artist and their part in creating works that help to define our culture.

Ryan Day sings a modern interpretation of traditional hymns and Rev Keith Garner explores Jesus’ visit to the synagogue, when he brought healing to a woman who had been crippled for 18 years.

Wesley Building Dreams art exhibition

Here at Wesley Mission, we encourage the people we work with to express themselves in many different ways. One initiative implemented by Wesley Disability Services encourages young people to express themselves through painting and drawing. Their art gives us insight into how they view the world around them.

Special guest: Sharna Lovell

Rev Keith Garner speaks to Sharna Lovell from Arts Chaplaincy International, who has established a ministry to encourage and walk alongside artists.

Mr Garner and Sharna discuss the increasing difficulty artists face as they try to maintain their faith and express themselves through works that reflect their beliefs.

Guest performer: Ryan Day

Ryan Day is a singer, songwriter and worship leader at his local church in the south of Sydney. He joins us on Wesley Impact! TV to perform, ‘You are my vision’.

Keith’s message: Teaching in the synagogue

Rev Keith Garner explores Luke 13:10-17 when Jesus, who is teaching in the synagogue, heals a woman who had been crippled for 18 years. We explore the confrontation between Jesus and the synagogue leaders, and the comparison this encounter draws between the needs of the system and the needs of the person.