Global Missiology English, Vol 3, No 16 (2019)

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Language of Missions: Art Rooted in the Trinitarian Language of God - by Roger W. Lowther

Roger W. Lowther - Community Arts Tokyo, Director: www.communityarts.jp

Abstract


Musicians, visual artists, dancers, drama students, photographers, film students, and other artists are entering the mission field at a record pace, fundamentally changing the way we do missions. How so? What makes the arts so effective at communicating truths about God and the gospel? How do the arts communicate differently than plain words? The languages of the arts, like all languages, are rooted in the language of the Triune God. They reveal the nature of God, speak of his purposes, and assure us of his presence. God speaks through the arts of every language, tribe, and nation to help us know him and worship him through every culture of the world.

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