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Arts & Culture

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.

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. 

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As we seek to set apart Christ as Lord, we invite you to join us in praying and seeking the Lord’s will in different spheres of life. Please explore and share the following prayer guide(s).

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