“Christians…ought not to be threatened by fantasy and imagination…for they have a basis for knowing the difference between them and the real world ‘out there’…The Christian is the really free man…free to have imagination. This too is our heritage. The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.”

– Francis Schaeffer

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. – Philippians 4:8

Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it. – John Paul II

The first step – especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money – the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.   – Chuck Palahniuk

 It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.       – Albert Einstein

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. – Leonardo da Vinci


Art is powerful. Its influence extends beyond the theater and museum into the bedrooms, boardrooms, and courtrooms of our nations. Stories portrayed on stage or in film seep into the public consciousness, slowly creating a culture in their image. Ideas sang repeatedly on local radio stations find sway in the hearts of unknowing listeners. The mediums of art are vast, but each one has the ability to mold our understanding of reality.

As believers in Jesus Christ, the arts provide us with an opportunity to convey Scriptural truths to a society longing for substance. By creating good art – advertisements, literature, paintings, photographs, dance – we can have a profound impact on those around us. We can sculpt the ideas and actions of an entire generation, enabling them to see and serve God as He deserves. Salt & Light Global encourages each citizen statesman to actively create God-honoring culture by utilizing their skills and talents to write, draw, act, or otherwise produce art.

The following resources are provided for informational use only and are not necessarily endorsed by Salt & Light Global. They should always be examined against Scripture, our primary resource. If you would like to add resources to this list, please contact us.

Articles & Books 

  1. Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic, Nicholas Wolterstorff
  2. The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives, Lajos Egri
  3. The Challenge of Christian Journalism”, Collin Hansen
  4. The Christian and the Arts”, Jimmy Williams
  5. Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling, Andy Crouch
  6. The Healing Power of Stories: Creating Yourself through the Stories of Your Life, Daniel Taylor
  7. The Heart of the Artist, Rory Noland
  8. How to Start an Arts Ministry in Your Church”, J. Scott McElroy & Jessie Nilo
  9. Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts, Steve Turner
  10. The Liberated Imagination: Thinking Christianly about the Arts, Leland Ryken
  11. Modern Art and the Death of a Culture, H.R. Rookmaaker
  12. The State of the Arts: From Bezalel to Mapplethorpe, Gene Edward Veith
  13. Unlocking the Heart of the Artist, Matt Tommey
  14. Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, Madeleine L’Engle
  15. What is Christian Art?”, Jeff Crist

Ministries, Organizations & Events

  1. Actors, Models, & Talent for Christ
  2. Artists in Christian Testimony International
  3. Arts & Entertainment Ministries
  4. Art & the Bible
  5. Asian Christian Art Association
  6. Celebration Ministry of Arts
  7. Center for Faith & Work: Arts Ministry
  8. Christian Artists
  9. Christians in Media
  10. Christian Musician Summit
  11. Christians in the Visual Arts
  12. Flourish Arts
  13. Gideon Film Festival
  14. Incarnation Chicago
  15. Index of Christian Art
  16. InterVarsity Arts Ministry
  17. Karitos
  18. Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation
  20. Movieguide
  21. Music & Christian Arts Ministry
  22. Plugged In
  23. Sevenapples
  24. Soundsgood Ministries
  25. World Journalism Institute
  26. The Worship Studio