Rivendell: Home and Hospitality as Art and Worship
LECTURE DELIVERED AT YOUR IMAGINATION REDEEMED 2018.
In a world of haste and homesickness, we’re all longing for Rivendell: a place of love and belonging, healing and beauty. This session will explore the creative potential of domestic spaces to image our ‘at-homeness’ in God, and cast a vision for hospitality as both art form and act of worship. Far from a purely female vocation, the making and keeping of a home—any home—is an opportunity for all believers to craft a physical context wherein others may enter into the unconditional and particular affection of Christ.
Lanier Ivester is a homemaker and writer in the beautiful state of Georgia where she maintains a small farm with her husband, Philip, and an ever-expanding menagerie of cats, dogs, sheep, goats, chickens, and peacocks. She is a regular contributor at The Rabbit Room, and she also keeps a web journal at lanierivester.com,where she is the proprietress of an online bookshop specializing in rare and out-of-print titles from a gentler era. A devoted Anglophile and lover of all things bookish, she is currently enrolled in a (mostly) distance-learning certificate program in English Literature at Oxford University.
PSSST! Want to listen on your music player? The Anselm Society is pleased to make available the audio from every lecture and panel from the conference... for free. Please consider making a donation to support the cost of this resource. If you donate, we'll email you the audio files from the entire conference so you can upload them as a playlist into your favorite music player!