Truth, goodness, and beauty are the hallmarks of the Kingdom of God, but sadly we often overlook the “beauty.” We all see a crystal clear river and say it is beautiful. We see another stagnate with debris and trash and say it is polluted and ugly. Why do we share this universal understanding of beauty? Where does this shared understanding come from? There is an intrinsic answer here that points straight back to our Creator. Today we are joined by artist, entrepreneur, professor, author, speaker, and pastor Brian S. Chan. Brian wrote his thesis on the beauty of God and art in worship and has never looked back as he continues to share and deepen his understanding of beauty and the Kingdom. During our discussion, we asked is beauty objective, where does it come from, why do humans pursue ugliness, when did the church have a vision for beauty, and what does a theology of beauty look like? Last, we get practical and ask how can each of us apply this concept into our daily lives.
The Cry Freedom videos are wonderful. Is there a plan to translate them into Spanish and contextualize them for Hispanics? We would love pass them on to our friends in Bolivia. Blessings.
Nancy, thanks for your question, which has been passed along to the gatekeepers. Stand by!
No, we haven’t planned on translating these into Spanish as they were created primarily for audiences in the Middle East/North Africa region. Would you be interested in translating and contextualizing the content for your Bolivian friends?
-Mary at the Disciple Nations Alliance
Thanks for responding to my question. I don’t know Spanish, but I have friends in the US and Bolivia who do. Could someone at DNA supply the script in English and remove the Arabic writing from the video, and then dub the voice in Latin American Spanish back into the video? Thank you.
We could supply you with the raw footage from the video (Arabic subtitles not included) and the script in English. You would have to find someone to translate it into LA Spanish, do the voice recording, and edit it all together. Would that work for you; do you want me to send you the raw video footage and English script?
Right now I don’t know of anyone who can do that. I will try to find someone and contact you if I am able to do it. Can you give me your contact info? I will probably lose this trail in the meantime.
Yes, you always can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry we don’t have the capacity right now to produce a new video in Spanish, but I do hope you can find some folks to help you with that.
Thanks so much. May the Lord bless you in your work.
You too, Nancy!