Bill Walsh, Director for International Outreach at Desiring God Ministries, continues the series…

(This post is reason #5 in the series, “9 Reasons I’m a Photographer.”)Village home in Manicore, Amazonas, Brazil(Village home in Manicore, Amazonas, Brazil)
Cultural and artistic expressions are gifts from God which we should not neglect.

In his book Consider the Lilies: A Plea for Creational Theology, T. M. Moore writes,

Culture consists of the artifacts, institutions, and conventions by which people define, sustain, and enrich themselves. Culture includes the arts, law, languages, economies, philosophies of teaching and learning, family life, community traditions, and much more. All culture ultimately derives from the fact that people are created in the image of God and gifted by Him in many varied ways. After all, the psalmist tells us, God has given gifts of all kinds to all kinds of people, even those who are in rebellion against Him, with the idea that He might express Himself through those gifts, as they are brought to bear on the task of creating culture. (101)

Herding Goats, Sindh Province, Pakistan
(Herding goats, Sindh Province, Pakistan)