The Good Shepherd Institute of Pastoral Theology and Sacred Music for the Church, an Institute of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), is hosting an art exhibit to mark the 500th anniversary of the first Lutheran hymn collection published in 1524. This exhibit, โ€œSinging of Jesus Christ,โ€ focuses on the central role of Christ's saving work as emphasized in the Lutheran chorales, particularly those written by Martin Luther. Artists are invited to create works inspired by one of four selected hymns from the 1524 collection, each penned by Luther:

  • Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice (LSB 556)
  • Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord (LSB 497)
  • In the Very Midst of Life (LSB 755)
  • We Praise You, Jesus, at Your Birth (LSB 382)

These hymns, rich in imagery, offer a broad canvas for artistic interpretation, allowing artists to draw inspiration from any part of the hymn text. Each artwork submission will include a description of how the hymn influenced the piece, demonstrating a clear connection to the chosen hymn as a source of inspiration. The exhibit aims to blend theological discussion with artistic expression, celebrating the intersection of sacred music and visual arts.

Entries are due July 10, 2024.

Location Information

  • The Wayne and Barbara Kroemer Library
  • 6600 N Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN, 46825 US

Dr. Paul Grime

Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Mission, Co-Director of the Good Shepherd Institute
Phone: (260) 452-2197
Email: [email protected]

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