Expressions of Faith

The Distillery Season 4

In this episode, Katherine Douglass discusses her book, Creative in the Image of God: An Aesthetic Practical Theology of Young Adult Faith, in which she shares her findings on the role art plays in helping young adults encounter God, opening up new horizons for religious formation.

The Distillery is a podcast that explores the essential ingredients of book and research projects with experts in their field of study. Learn what motivates their work and why it matters for Christian theology and ministry.

Douglass Katherine


Katherine M. Douglass (Katie) is an Assistant Professor of Ministry at Seattle Pacific University and an ordained minister in the PC(USA). Katie served with her husband, John, at the American Protestant Church in Bonn, Germany, before returning to doctoral studies. 

Since 2013, Dr. Douglass has directed The Confirmation Project, a $1.1 million grant from the Lily Endowment Inc., that researches confirmation and equivalent practices that form disciples of Jesus Christ in five denominations through a national survey of youth, parents, and ministry leaders, as well as congregational visits. In addition to this research on Christian rites of passage, Dr. Douglass teaches courses on spirituality, the arts and Christian formation, Biblical literacy, and culturally responsive pedagogies. 

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Associate Rector at Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey

Nancy Hagner, Class of 2013

“Preaching is one of the most important things we do as pastors. You get to challenge people’s minds and hearts, as the gospel challenges all of us.”