Celebrating Sacred Art

On 12 August 2018, Professor David Fergusson opened the Edinburgh Festival of the Sacred Arts at St Vincent's Church, as guest preacher.

Speaking as Principal of New College and Professor of Divinity, Professor Fergusson told the congregation,

“So much of what moves us to a deeper awareness of ourselves, our world and God is artistic in expression – a painting, a poem or a song can all function in this way. It’s one reason why we need our artists, poets and musicians.

“Heaven can only be described in the language of earth.”

Read the sermon:




Edinburgh Festival of the Sacred Arts at the Fringe

Professor Fergusson’s webpage


Professor David Fergusson
Professor David Fergusson