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Incarnation and Imagination

Featuring Malcolm Guite, Cambridge University Saturday March 28 7:00 lecture (reception to follow)

Location Holy Trinity Anglican Church 13990 Gleneagle Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80921

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About the Event

If we claim truth is found in Word made flesh, Christianity cannot merely be something “spiritual” we keep contained. Through Shakespeare, poetry, and John’s Gospel, this talk will explore the spark at the core of Christian creativity.

About the Speaker

malcolmguite4Malcolm Guite is a priest, teacher, rocker, and jazz poet at Cambridge University. He writes extensively on poetry and the poetic imagination.

About the Anselm Society

A renaissance of the Christian imagination...learn more.

Does Beauty Matter?

Saturday February 216:00 vespers in the sanctuary (optional but highly recommended) 7:00 lecture in the fellowship hall

Location (NOT at Holy Trinity!) Holy Theophany Orthodox Church (near American Furniture Warehouse) 2770 North Chestnut Street Colorado Springs, CO 80907

This event was canceled due to a snowstorm--we hope to reschedule for the fall!

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We all have within us a memory of someone we’ve never seen—God. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “He has put eternity into man's heart.”) When we encounter beauty, we often feel a deep longing that is inexplicable—or is it? This talk will delve into the experience of beauty in the context of Christian worship and theology.

Holy Theophany Orthodox Church has been kind enough to offer to host this lecture--you are invited to join us at their short vespers service at 6:00pm for an encounter with beauty in worship.

About the Speaker

johnsonJunius Johnson is a scholar, freelance writer, and musician. He is assistant professor of historical theology at Baylor University.

About the Anselm Society

A renaissance of the Christian imagination...learn more.

The Church Needs Hobbits (and most of us are Hobbits anyways.)

Good stuff at Brian Brown's piece, "The Church Needs Hobbits."  Please take a look at Brian's really encouraging post. It can be a great reminder, esp. to those of us at either "half time" or "just getting started" ages,  that we will flourish and God the Father be crazy-pleased with us as we live into Role more than Resume.

He is moving His Kingdom forward and we are called to participate.  He has important-even-if-not-flashy roles for most of us based on a myriad of considerations: yes, skills, but maybe even more could be personality, strengths, weaknesses (!), healed places, broken places, blind spots, needs of those around you (maybe it is less about us, than them), and His desire to shape souls more than, let's face it, uhm, well, egos?

We want to be chosen as the superior candidate; that's what Resumes are for.  Fair enough. But, in the bigger Drama of Life, maybe Role is even more critical than Resume.  There is a depth and contentedness to this that is so deeply Good.

Huzzah for the Hobbits!