Artificium in Theoligia: Art in Theology
My name is Anne Marie Jamieson and my husband and I are continuing our education at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI. I am a mother, and a violin and piano educator. I am passionate about theology, and am particularly interested in Ecclesiology and Christian Formation in the Reformed Tradition. I engage with theology mostly using poetry, music, and visual art to help illustrate our dialogical relationship with our beautiful Creator God.
I am a homebody and love spending time with my one year old daughter each day. Some of my interests include reading in a comfy chair (never(!) at a desk), talking to my husband about theology, interior design, comedy, playing my new guitalele, and admiring architecture on long walks with my family.
Thank you for taking the time to participate with me in my creating.
Poetica | Theologia | Musicorum
Poetica, Theoligia, Musicorum,
They belong together, you see, in quorum
For the act of creating
Brings light to questions predating
The very souls we know and think of
(whom we use as inspiration in love)
For, experiences now are mere shadows of the creator God
The One whom we must give inordinate laud
So our creating, in essence
Beckons to know in quintessence
Who is this God?
And why must He be awed?
Oh, I believe I’m starting to understand!
His majesty is too considerable to comprehend!
For these arts are just facility
If separated from their nobility
As used to demonstrate and facilitate
The beauty and complexity of a God so great.
Statement of Faith
I write poetry to emote and converse with our God and to process the joys and sorrows of the christian life, but for those who desire to understand my presuppositional lens and theological disposition, I adhere and submit to the Orthodox Christian Creeds of the Church. Three that you can read more in depth are The Nicene Creed, the Athanasian Creed, and the Apostles Creed. For a short summation of the historic Christian faith, below is written the Apostles Creed.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places