Beloved in Christ
We continue to explore all the ways we are known and loved by God with our spring exhibit, “Beloved in Christ,” which is now on display in the long hallway space.
As we witnessed in the fall, being made “in his image” is the first defining characteristic of what it means to be human and the basis for how we are to relate to one another. It is that relating to one another that we want to focus on now. How does our identity in Christ change the way we see others, specifically the way we see other believers.
For inspiration, we drew from the language of the New Testament. According to some scholars, Paul, James, John, and others repeatedly refer to other believers as “beloved” to “indicate an affection begotten in the community of the new spiritual life in Christ. The beauty, unity, endearment of this love is historically unique, being peculiarly Christian.”
In our community, you will often hear Carter Crenshaw call our congregation “beloved” during worship. May the addition of each new piece of art inspire you to see yourself and all those in our community as uniquely beloved in Christ.
About the Designer
Matt Logan is a Nashville native whose career has included turns as an acclaimed director, designer, costumer, and illustrator. As a believer, Matt finds deep spiritual value in using his vocational talents in the service of local churches.
Special thanks to photographers Nolan Knight, John Mathis, and Robert Price and to all our participants