Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Christ and the Arts

April 5 & 6, 2008
Presented by New Hope Presbyterian Church
Register here.

Session 1. "Challenges for Christians in the Arts." A power-point presentation covering the purpose of art, the question of beauty, and how Christians should use the Scriptures to make artistic decisions.

Session 2. "Modern Art: How Did We Get Here?" A power-point presentation with examples of painting from various periods in the history of Western art, showing how much of modern art combines rebellion with a search for the transcendent, and how Christians can respond.

Session 3. "Music and the Book of Revelation." A lecture, using musical examples, on five composers who have set parts of the Book of Revelation to music, helping us understand its message of Christ’s victory.

Session 4. "Beauty in an iPod Culture." A lecture on the way technology affects our artistic choices, seeking to show how to use advanced technologies in a wise and balanced way.

Worship. "Beauty in the Sand." A Sermon on Psalm 90.

Concert. "The Gospel Roots of Jazz." The Renewal Trio.

Dr. William Edgar
William Edgar is Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. Professor Edgar earned a B.A. in music from Harvard University in 1966, and a M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1969. He pursued graduate studies at Columbia University and earned a Dr. Théol. at Université de Genève in 1993. He is married to Barbara, and they have two children and three grandchildren.

Professor Edgar served as a home missionary of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania from 1969-1970 and on the faculty of Brunswick School, Greenwich, Connecticut from 1970-1978. Thereafter he served as Professor of Apologetics, Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée, Aix-en- Provence, France from 1979-1989 before coming to Westminster in 1989.

Dr. Edgar is author of In Spirit and In Truth: Ten Bible Studies on Worship; Taking Note of Music; Sur le rock; Bibliographie d'ouvrages apologétique; Reasons of the Heart: Recovering Christian Persuasion; La carte protestante: L'apologétique protestante de langue française de 1815 à 1848; If You Seek Me; The Face of Truth; and Truth in All Its Glory: Commending the Reformed Faith.

The cost of the conference is $20.00 per person.
Payment will be accepted at the conference.
Please make checks payable to "New Hope Presbyterian Church."

For more information about the conference, call the church office at 703.385.9056 or email at office@newhopefairfax.org.


WondrousPilgrim said...


Lauren said...

Steve and I just went to a talk the other night by Rev. Tim Keller at Penn Museum - Dr. Edgar introduced him.