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Serving Christ in the creative arts

Ally Gordon, David McCulloch & Luci Metcalfe

Student / 2010

How can we serve Christ with creative gifts both inside the church and professionally in the arts and media? Former Buddhist monk, Ellis Potter, who now is a church pastor and director of Eastern Europe Renewal, will lead our thinking on these issues relating to art and faith.

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Questions and answers

Ally Gordon~Luci Metcalfe~David McCulloch

Bringing together all three themes from the week, our last session has no agenda other than the opportunity to ask questions and aim for resolution in the issues we’ve discussed.

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What is the artists task today?

Ally Gordon~Luci Metcalfe~David McCulloch

In the past artists have been regarded as romantics, pioneers, elite, outcasts and even prophets. What is the role of the artist in building God’s kingdom in the creative arts and media today?

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Is art a commodity or a relationship?

Ally Gordon~Luci Metcalfe~David McCulloch

Before there was creation, a relationship existed between the Trinity. How does our art reflect the relational character of God? ?How might we move beyond the limitations of seeing the creative arts merely as a commodities to be bought and sold?

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The Biblical mandate for creative culture

Ally Gordon~Luci Metcalfe~David McCulloch

From the creation story to art of the new creation, God’s word is full of instruction to those who make art. We will explore God’s creative mandate for his people to steward culture and ask what our role might be in building God’s Kingdom in the creative

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