Monday, April 30, 2007

Christianity and the Arts Conference and David Taylor

Check it out! Eugene Peterson, Jeremy Begbie and others will be in Austin, April 2008 for Transforming Culture: A Vision for the Church and the Arts.

Check out David Taylor's (of the excellent blog Diary of an Arts Pastor) announcement.

While your at it check out his previous post:
Beauty Better Save this Tired World:

"The ugliness of this world, ethical or commercial or otherwise, will not be reversed by mere abstention from it, the "Christ against culture" behavior of Richard Niebuhr's analysis. It will be turned around only by gracious, generous, muscular acts of beauty.

We must act beauty out in the stuff of our lives. We must act it out even if it means looking foolish, like the very serious joker, in the eyes of a worldly wise society. We must act beauty out in order to give it a chance to reverse the imbecilic, poisonous effects of sin."

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Blogger w. david o. taylor said...

Thanks man. Much obliged. Are you in Austin? Churchwise?

Again, I appreciate the shout-out.


5/01/2007 9:45 AM  
Anonymous The Aesthetic Elevator said...

Things like excite me and at the same time cause me to react very cynically. So many such events focus on everything but the fine arts (that is, painting, sculpture, ceramics and so forth) when the fine arts are what the church most lacks. And even when people are brought in to talk about the fine arts (or write about), it seems they come from theology or writing or some other discipline besides a tactile art.

It frustrates me. Hopefully this one will be different. It's actually within a (long) day's drive from where I live . . .

5/01/2007 10:59 AM  
Blogger noneuclidean said...

What's APO?

5/03/2007 4:05 PM  

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