Redeeming the Nude

I am an art major here on campus, which often times means that what I am working on is strange and uncomfortable to other people. Beyond that, I am a figurative painter. I paint and draw people and those people are usually nude. This puts me in a very strange position in Covenant’s community because, as Christians, we often have a hard time being sure of what to do with images of nudity.

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Why Sing Hymns

Recently one of my friends asked me why we don’t have hymnals in the chapel. This question saddened me greatly because the fact is–we do. But this begs the question,why didn’t she know that? Clearly we haven’t picked up the hymnals that line the backs of our chairs in years if we have come to a place where we aren’t even sure if they exist. Sure, we sing hymns occasionally in chapel but we always have the slides to project the words for us. So why do we, Covenant College, have hymnals if we have a projector? And why even sing the hymns at all when we have so many other types of worship songs? 

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