Brian Chan

Dr. Brian S. Chan is married to Ellen for 24 years. His 10-year-old son is Josiah. Chan is an assistant professor in Media Arts and Worship at DTS and taught at Biola University for 17 years, teaching a theology of beauty, creativity, art, story, film, and imagination. He was a pastor and workshop speaker in Hollywood/Burbank for 18 years. Chan is an award-winning fine artist and a board member of LELA International Arts. He authored The Purple Curtain: Living Out Beauty in Faith and Culture from a Biblical Perspective, Not Easily Broken (a novel), “Shadow” in It Was Good: Performing Arts to the Glory of God, and “Movies: Celluloid Sanctification” in Ordinary Saints. Chan achieved a B.A. in psychology and B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Davis, a Th.M. in historical theology (thesis on the beauty of God) and a M.A. in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. in Christian philosophy and culture (thesis on worldviews in film) from Biola University.  

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Why Christians Care About Art and Beauty

In this episode, Kasey Olander, Brian Chan, and Neil Coulter explore the meaning of art and…
March 26, 2024

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