Institute for Faith and the Arts

"More and more young Christians are going to college to study for a wide range of arts and media courses. They have the possibility of being bearers of the Christian vision in a culture which is still taking shape. To do so successfully they need a map which relates together Biblical faith, the nature of art and the emerging contours of a social era."  Hilary Brand and Adrienne Chapman from Art and Soul.

2016–2017 Season

Andrew Peterson presents
Behold the Lamb of God
Sunday, December 4
7:00 p.m.

JCKSN AVENUE
Friday, January 20
1:40 p.m.

Jacob Matthews ('12)
Tuesday, April 4
1:20 p.m.

All performances are in the
O. O. Emmons Auditorium
Harding Academy | 1100 Cherry Road

The goal of the Institute for Faith and the Arts is to bring faith-filled artist to our campus in order give our students and the Memphis community examples of individuals who use their artistic gifts to bring God's truth to this world. To date we have been blessed to host artists such as singer Jason Gray, author Amber McRee Turner, singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson, Broadway actors Stephen and Juliet Trafton, and Caleb Chapman, Joe Solomon, and Jillian Edwards Chapman. Each of these individuals shared their lives with our students how they use their art to bring Biblical truths into this world the most beautiful ways possible in order to point people toward the God created us all.

Long-term we would like to share our the structure of the institute with schools across the country. We also long to partner with organizations in Memphis to bring nationally known artists to our city for conferences on Faith and the Arts. We know that artists can play a significant role in changing culture.  We believe that students who experience what the Institute for Faith and Art is providing will be artists to change our culture for the Glory of God.


Behold the Lamb of God December 4 Each December, Andrew Peterson travels the country with fellow musicians to present Behold the Lamb of God, a concert experience celebrating the coming of Jesus. The event is a creative walk through the Bible from Moses to Jesus and reminds us of how every story points to the Savior. The concert features a performance of Peterson’s Christmas album from beginning to end as well as special performances from guest musicians.

Behold the Lamb of God
December 4

Each December, Andrew Peterson travels the country with fellow musicians to present Behold the Lamb of God, a concert experience celebrating the coming of Jesus. The event is a creative walk through the Bible from Moses to Jesus and reminds us of how every story points to the Savior. The concert features a performance of Peterson’s Christmas album from beginning to end as well as special performances from guest musicians.

Click here to purchase concert tickets.

JCKSN AVENUE January 20 JCKSN AVENUE is a singing group of five gifted young sisters from Memphis, TN who are attracting music lovers across generations. Their rich harmonic sounds are fresh, energetic, passionate and captivating. Their music is further enhanced by messages that unveil a wellspring of love, hope, inspiration and perseverance. JCKSN AVENUE’s first single exposes the need for real love in a troubled world, appropriately titled “If You Believe.”

JCKSN AVENUE
January 20

JCKSN AVENUE is a singing group of five gifted young sisters from Memphis, TN who are attracting music lovers across generations. Their rich harmonic sounds are fresh, energetic, passionate and captivating. Their music is further enhanced by messages that unveil a wellspring of love, hope, inspiration and perseverance. JCKSN AVENUE’s first single exposes the need for real love in a troubled world, appropriately titled “If You Believe.”

Jacob Matthews April 4 Jacob ('12) graduated from Lipscomb University in May and is currently living in Nairobi, Kenya working as a photojournalist for a non-profit that works with street kids.   Jacob's Instagram page (@jakesvisuals) was recently named one of the “17 Nashvillians to Follow on Instagram” by the website Native in Nashville. www.nativeinnashville.com/blog/nashvilliansig

Jacob Matthews
April 4

Jacob ('12) graduated from Lipscomb University in May and is currently living in Nairobi, Kenya working as a photojournalist for a non-profit that works with street kids.   Jacob's Instagram page (@jakesvisuals) was recently named one of the “17 Nashvillians to Follow on Instagram” by the website Native in Nashville. www.nativeinnashville.com/blog/nashvilliansig