Culture Care: Reconnecting With Beauty For Our Common Life

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When God created humans to live on his good earth, he didn’t just provide the basic necessities for us to survive, he heaped countless layers of beauty for us to enjoy. From the glories of landscape, sky, patterns, and color in nature, to the creative powers latent in each human being, we are creatures wired to reflect God by creating and participating in beauty. Steeping ourselves in beauty is not just a luxury, but a core need we share with the rest of humanity. Chris Mancuso is an architect and wants to help us notice the ways that beauty (or lack thereof) profoundly impacts our lives, whether we know it or not. In what ways can Christians participate in art and beauty to promote the flourishing of our own lives and in the world, especially where we see fragmentation and dysfunction?