Honors Program lecture to focus on God and creativity

Monday, February 14, 2011

 

When God created the Earth and everything on it, His creativity was beyond measure. Wouldn’t it make sense for his creations to also reflect his beauty through the arts, the written word, music and more?

On Wednesday Feb. 16, Corban English and Literature Professor James Hills will address the response of many conservative Christians to the arts. The lecture, “Obedience to the Heavenly Vision: The role of Christian Writers, Artists, Musicians and scholars in the 21st Century.” By looking through the creation of the fictional realm of Narnia as written by C.S. Lewis in his “Chronicles of Narnia” series of books, Hills will explore the right and wrong ways to respond to His gifts and what it means.

“As we enjoy the created thing, we can use it as an avenue to enjoy the creator,” Hills said. “We can recognize that we are about our Father’s business and that is a good place to be.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Psalm Performing Arts Center and begins at 7 p.m. For additional information, contact Assistant History Professor Scot Bruce at (503) 316-3389 or e-mail him at sbruce@corban.edu.

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