*Artists are so important to communicating the Gospel.
*The enlightenment was what seperated art from the church. It changed how we look at truth. It used to be holistic. Now, it needs to be proven scientifically.
*After the invention of the printing press, the communication of truth became almost exclusively written. But the problem with that was that most people were still illiterate.
*One of the reasons why the early church had icons was to sommunicate truth to those who couldn't read.
*Three main parts to the brain: Left (details, logic, TRUTH), Right (creativity), and the Amygdale (emotions). We've taken the Amygdale out of the brain and put it in the heart.
*"Study the trinity and then study the human brain and ask yourself how humans are made in God’s image." You come to conclusions holistically whether you realize it or not.
*Illus. of his friend Tony loving his wife. Why do you love your wife? Brains, Beauty, she has a huge love of God. If you found someone who ranked higher in these categories, would you trade away your wife and love her? Of course not. Part of why we love someone is a mystery.
*After the enlightenment, we don’t like mystery anymore.
*Coming to a conclusion and justifying our decision are two seperate things that work differently.
*Truth and meaning go together especially in a relational context.
*Jesus never used bullet points. He used stories, kind of "poetic grunts". Not because he was stupid, but because the reality of it (the kingdom of God) is too big!
*“It’s not the poet that goes mad it’s the mathematician. The mathematician is trying to get heaven into his head. The poet is trying to get his head into heaven.” -G.K. Chesterton in Orthodoxy. (Three different speakers quoted this book this week. I think it would be wise for me to read it.)
*Miller then presented how Romeo and Juliet relates the story of the Gospel as he did in Searching For God Knows What.
*We can’t communicate the Gospel without art.