The Vocation of an Artist

In this Vocation of an Artist course, you will rediscover your belovedness in God, his plan and calls for you and your place in the history of art and artists.

Takes approximately 18 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Art & Creativity, Calling & Vocation, Faith & Everyday Life, Faith & Work, Spiritual Practices, Thinking Theologically, and Work

Course Description

Have you ever felt lost in your calling as an artist? Or have you wondered how or even why God cares to call artists in his world and to his mission work? In this Vocation of an Artist course, you will rediscover your belovedness in God and his plan and calls for you. You will learn about your place in the long history of art and artists through time biblically, theologically, and aesthetically. With these as your foundations, you will develop and clarify your own convictions as an artist and to art in your life, both vocationally and spiritually, as God has called you to this work. Join David Taylor as he works with you to carve out an understanding of the vocation of an artist on the slate of your life!
This course will count towards the upcoming Brehm Center Certificate in Theology and the Arts. 

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Meet Your Instructors

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David Taylor

David Taylor joined the Fuller faculty in 2014 and is an associate professor of theology and culture as well as the director of Brehm Texas, an initiative to revitalize the church through the arts. Prior to his appointment at Fuller, Taylor served as a pastor for ten years in Austin, Texas. Born and raised in Guatemala City, he has lectured widely on the arts in both academic and popular settings, from Thailand to South Africa.

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