The EFCA West Podcast

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The Fascinating Theology of Beauty with Brian Chan

October 30th, 2020

Brian Chan, Lead Pastor of Emmanuel Church in Burbank, CA, (EFCA) has extensively studied the theology of beauty and even written a book on the subject called The Purple Curtain. In this episode we answer questions such as: What is beauty and why are we attracted to it in the first place? Why do churches, except in the area of music, seem to underutilize the arts? And what makes so many Christian movies and songs so cringeworthy? We also discuss Brian's involvement in his community art society, and how modern Christian artists like Makoto Fujimura use their craft to communicate Gospel themes of redemption and restoration. To get in touch with Brian, reach out to him at or check out his website.

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