RIP: Oral Roberts

December 15th, 2009 by Menachem Wecker

Oral Roberts, founder and first president of Oral Roberts University, has died today at 91.

In honor of Roberts, I had a look at the page for ORU’s studio art major.

Here’s a nice passage: “The Art Department at ORU recognizes art is an expression of an individual’s beliefs and endeavors to nurture each student’s creativity, ability and call to be a Christian artist. Students receive a firm foundation blending creative experiences with a critical knowledge of art past and present.”

Art certainly can be a great expression of belief. One does not usually turn to promotional copy for academic departments for religious truths, but here’s a rare exception.

Image: Flickr user davidsilver. Creative Commons. Link.

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