Edgar Boeve

Edgar G. Boevé is a professor of art emeritus at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He currently lives and works full-time as an artist and lecturer in Florida. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church, North Palm Beach, Florida.

Articles by this author:

  • Consider the Birds of the Air: Four service plans featuring God's aviary

    The Bible is a materful book inspired by God. Themes, colorful characters, subplots, foreshadowings, prophecy, fulfillment, and literary balance shape this living book, an endless treasure. The Bible holds these components together through story, symbol, and metaphor. Some symbols are used only once: a burning bush, a withered fig tree. Other symbols span the Bible: trees, angels, mountains, rivers, rainbows…and birds.

  • Paraments

    As congregations in the Reformed and Presbyterian traditions awaken to the possibilities of enhancing the visual dimension of worship, paraments arc becoming more common in our churches. Paraments are cloth hangings that adorn I lie pulpit mid the communion table. They usually bear the colors of the liturgicaly ear and symbols, such as a crown of thorns or a flame. Some paraments symbolize special events in the life of the church, such as a baptism or a missions festival.