The Mind & The Power of Art

Our world hungers and thirsts for beauty. It's in our DNA, that miracle of neurobiology that sets us apart from the rest of God's good creation. Nowhere is our passion for the aesthetic more pronounced than in drama, painting, music, film, and video (to name but a few). The Apostle Paul tells us to renew our minds (Romans 12), a sophisticated, yet often neglected, discipline. Visual and movement arts can influence are thoughts and feelings in a positive way by activating the resonance circuits of our right-side brain forging neural pathways to the more logical, sequential networks centered in the left-side brain. In effect, artistic expression has an endless potential to assist the integration, and thus, the renewal of our minds.