From Matthew Pinson, ed., J. Perspectives on Christian Worship: Five Views. City: B&H Academic, 2009.
The day will come when we will worship God by sight (Rev 22:4), but until that day New Testament worship is worship of the living Word as we hear and heed His Word in our lives. In that sense, true New Testament visual worship is not the painting or sculpture we craft. We have no record of Jesus teaching His disciples to sculpt or commanding them to draw. On the other hand, Christ’s teachings model the priority of the Word and command His followers to teach and obey. Furthermore, drama was a carefully honed skill and widely enjoyed aspect of contemporary Hellenistic culture. however, nowhere in the biblical or extrabiblical evidence do we see New Testament Christians employing this medium. If Kimball’s thesis is correct, this omission seems inexplicable. In fact, it is not hard to understand. The New Testament is clear that the visual aspect of gospel worship is the life we live before a watching world that is then moved to praise God for the love and good deeds they see in us (Matt 5:16; 1 Pet 2:12). (350-351)