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Fall Semester, Part 2 has begun!

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Who: Everyone!*

When: Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 8 pm from October 12 through November 16th **

Where: Houston’s First Baptist Church, room 404 (Google Map)

*Free childcare and activities for kids are available at the church during this time.

**Dinner is available for purchase in the MidLink cafe at the church from 4:45 to 6:15 pm in the Fellowship Center.

Join us in a six week study as we work through five questions faced by artists who are believers, outlined below:

  1. 10/12 What is Christian art?  (led by John Robertson, IMAGO Director)
  2. 10/19 What are my artistic boundaries as a Christian? (led by Eric Reed, IMAGO founder)
  3. 10/26 Has God called me to be an artist? (led by Natalie Aguilar, Leadership team)
  4. 11/02 Is the quality of my art important to God? (led by John Robertson)
  5. 11/09 What do I do when I’m not inspired? (led by Allison Fox, IMAGO Assistant Director)
  6. 11/16 Creative time where participants engage in art making and build off of prior classes. IMAGO will provide art supplies. (led by Allison Fox)

IMAGO Fall 2016 begins Wednesday August 31!

During the first half of the fall semester from August 31 through October 5, join the IMAGO artist community for a 6 week long study of The Aesthetics of the Inklings by Dr. Christi Williams

Who: Everyone!*

When: Wednesday nights 630pm-8pm from Aug. 31 – Oct. 5**

Where: Houston’s First Baptist Church, room 404 (google map)

* Free child care / activities for kids are available at the church during this time.

**Dinner is available for purchase in the MidLink cafe at the church from 445-615pm in the Fellowship Center.

What: This series will introduce the insights on art and faith from the Oxford Inklings and their major influences, including George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Dorothy Sayers and Charles Williams. The Inklings were a group of Christians at Oxford in the early 20th century who gathered together regularly to share their literary, theological, and artistic insights and writings.

08/31 – Week 1: George MacDonald
09/07 – Week 2: G. K. Chesterton
09/14 – Week 3: C. S. Lewis
09/21 – Week 4: C. S. Lewis
09/28 – Week 5: J. R. R. Tolkien
10/05 – Week 6: Dorothy Sayers and Charles Williams

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During the second half of the fall semester from October 12 through November 16, join the IMAGO artist community for a 6 week long discussion group on The Christian as an Artist by The Imago Leadership Team

Who: Everyone!*

When: Wednesday nights at 630pm-8pm from Oct. 12- Nov. 16**

Where: Houston’s First Baptist Church, room 404 (google map)

* Free child care / activities for kids are available at the church during this time.

**Dinner is available for purchase in the MidLink cafe at the church from 445-615pm in the Fellowship Center.

What: Join us as we work through 5 questions faced by artists who are believers. The final session will be a creative time where participants engage in art making.

10/12 – Week 1: What is Christian art? – John Robertson
10/19 – Week 2: What are my artistic boundaries as a Christian? Eric Reed
10/26 – Week 3: Has God called me to be an artist? – Natalie Aguilar
11/02 – Week 4: Is the quality of my art important to God? – John Robertson
11/09 – Week 5: What do I do when I’m not inspired? – Allison Fox
11/16 – Week 6: Creative time where participants engage in art making – Allison Fox

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Intro to Theological Aesthetics #5

Intro to Theological Aesthetics by Christi Williams, PhD

Week 5:  Postmoderns: Kierkegaard

Intro to Theological Aesthetics – Lesson 4

Late Moderns and Post Moderns:  Kant and Nietzsche

Intro to Theological Aesthetics – Lesson 3

Medievals and Early Moderns:  Aquinas, Calvin, and Luther.

Intro to Theological Aesthetics: Lesson 2 Podcast

Podcast #2 from Christi Williams, PhD.  in the series, Intro to Theological Aesthetics.  This lesson covers several medieval period philosophers.

Intro to Theological Aesthetics – Lesson 1

Lesson #1 in the 6-week Midlink series taught by Christi Williams, PhD.  The class is held at Houston’s First Baptist Church in room 408 every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 8 pm.