For many centuries beauty held a prominent place in the life and worship of ordinary believers—in the form of music, visual art, drama, and architecture. Much of the world’s greatest art was inspired by the Christian faith, even financed by the church, for the glory of God and the education and enrichment of the people. Today much has changed. For a variety of reasons, many Christians have relegated art to the fringes of life. But what if T. S. Eliot is right, that religion and the arts belong in conversation together and can illuminate one another?
The Eliot Society exists to enrich the church and foster spiritual formation through the arts.
Our events support local artists and provide opportunities for people to engage with diverse forms and styles of art. We encourage Christians to explore the ways beauty informs faith and worship, and the ways faith shapes creativity. We hope to challenge and inspire both artists and lovers of the arts to grow in their enjoyment of and participation in God’s gift of beauty.