What to look for below: the Anselm Society hosts its annual national Your Imagination Redeemed Conference in April. We meet--pastors, patrons, artists, and laymen together--nearly every month for pub nights, and we periodically punctuate these main two event types with other gatherings--Anselm outings (trips to experience and discuss art together), workshops and retreats, and more.
Pub Nights are held at Downtown Fine Spirits and Wines, off of Colorado and Wasatch. With this more communal format, we will be able to meet more often, hear from more speakers and musicians, and build community as we deepen relationships and explore truth, beauty, and deep questions together (over food and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks!). Content varies; speakers, musicians, storytellers and poets, discussions, visual art shows, and more. (Who should we feature at an upcoming pub night? Let us know! )
Last year's St. Patrick's day was memorable. This year's will top it.
From our friends:
A day of refreshment and reflection, meditating on God's imagination.
A special thank-you to our patrons and artists, featuring special guest Michael Ward.
With author and professor Kyle Strobel of Biola University.
Join Christianity Today senior film critic Jeffrey Overstreet for an entertaining discussion of the role of play in forming meaningful lives and communities.
April 1 2017: A Day of Re-Enchantment, with Andrew Peterson, Diana Glyer, Lanier Ivester, and more.
The Anselm Society will launch its 2016-17 season at Jives Coffee Lounge, with a kickoff party and a concert by Pierce Pettis.
May 14: A special Colorado Springs appearance by the artist Billboard has called "one of the most affecting communicators in any genre."
Diana Glyer reveals what the Inklings have to teach us about making each other better.
A Christmastide concert of carols and original music.
Singer, songwriter, and storyteller Matthew Clark is back to touch our hearts again!
Rod Dreher distills Dante's wisdom for those who are lost in the dark wood of depression, struggling with failure (or success), wrestling with a crisis of faith, alienated from their families or communities, or otherwise enduring the sense of exile that is the human condition.
We were made to encounter God in certain places, but much of modern Christianity hides those places. Baylor's Junius Johnson reveals how beauty can renew our vision of the Creator.
Award-winning poet Scott Cairns explores how we can recover communion in the face of isolation.
May 2, 2015 in Colorado Springs--don't wait!
A rollicking evening with rocker, jazz poet, priest, and teacher Malcolm Guite from Cambridge University.
How learning the art of memory and anticipation changes Advent…and can change the world (Joel Barstad, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary)
Concert with Matthew Clark, singer-songwriter-storyteller
C.S. Lewis on Imagination and the Christian Life (Michael Ward, Oxford University)
Freedom, Belonging, & Christian Stewardship of the Built Environment (John Griffin, Notre Dame)
Notes from the House of the Dead, Notes from Underground, and the Brothers Karamazov (Peter Leithart)
The literary art of J.R.R. Tolkien (Chris Mitchell, Biola University)
How G.K. Chesterton shaped the man who shaped Narnia (Donald Williams)
Fezziwig had nothing on this. Wassail, amazing food, crazy singing, Christmas tales, and more.
When was the last time you saw a Storyteller in action? How about October 20?
Three speakers. Three journeys into the minds of master artists. One truth about God illuminated through creation.
Our August 2017 pub night will feature Colorado musical artist Tim Coons
Shared songs are a huge piece of a strong community, and a strong culture of the imagination--come, sing loudly together, and see why.
How the music of the church transforms our spiritual rhythms, with composer Joel Clarkson.
Christian opportunity in a post-Christian era, with Journey Society co-founder Heidi White.
Featuring live Irish music and singing, quiz night, and the story of how a few Irish monks saved literature, culture, and Christianity.
What does it mean, today, to create art that is excellent, authentic, yet uniquely Christian? Writer and speaker Matt Mellema explores the question, with performances by several musical artists.
At December's pub night, we'll get a whole pub singing carols together, with a fun band led by Ben Holsteen to lead us. We might work in some history about the carols...and a few humorous literary surprises.