The Cultivating Project
Thanks to our event partners:
The C.S. Lewis Foundation
The Rabbit Room
School of Christian Thought, Houston Baptist University
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
New Life Downtown
St. George's Anglican Church
International Anglican Church
YOUR IMAGINATION REDEEMED 2018
When you read a book that stirs your spirit and captures your imagination, what is it in that tale that makes you feel so awakened and alive?
It is an echo; a reminder of who we are. The redeemed imagination allows the believer to see the world, and his own life, through divine eyes. To play a role in the building of a Kingdom (in the already and the not yet) whose glory we can scarcely comprehend.
For nearly two thousand years, the church held that the good, the true, and the beautiful were inseparable. But somewhere along the line, they got fragmented. And the result has been a disenchanted Christianity; a slew of vapid books, music, and movies; and generations of Christians missing out on the redeemed imagination.
The disenchanted, the lost, and the Church itself need a renaissance of the Christian imagination.
Your Imagination Redeemed is the annual conference of the Anselm Society. From Friday night through Saturday night, April 27-28, we will explore the redeemed imagination, meet the sacred on its own terms, and carry its light back into our own lives..
For artists: This will be an imaginative retreat, with food for your soul. Breakout sessions and workshops will focus on inspiring and refreshing you, and helping you to better integrate your imagination and your faith so as to inflame your art and its impact.
For everyone: You will take a sweeping journey through the best stories, songs, and art, and find it drawn back with you into the rest of your life, as the mundane is re-enchanted, and you are awakened not only to the reality to come but to this world and its expectant glory.
The conference followed Friday night through Saturday night format, including lectures, workshops and breakouts, music and stories, and much more.
Dr. Anthony Esolen is a writer, social commentator, translator of classical poetry, and professor of English Renaissance and classical literature at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. Notably, he is a celebrated translator of Dante's Divine Comedy, and the author of several of our favorite books, including Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child and Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature. We have wanted to bring Dr. Esolen out to spend time with us for years, and this year it worked out!
The Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns is an English-born American bishop who has long been a prominent voice for truth and beauty within the Anglican communion. Prior to becoming a bishop, he served as rector of Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia; and All Angels Church in New York City, where he worked with a heavily artistic congregation to shape and direct creative gifts to the glory of God. We are honored to have Bishop Minns' articulate voice leading our conversation about the role of the church in redeeming the imagination.
Colorado Springs | April 27-28 2018
The Pinery at the Hill
775 W Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (map below)
Since opening its doors in 2005, The Pinery, owned by Mitchell Yellen, has earned a reputation as southern Colorado’s premier destination for resort-style special events. With this elegant venue, five-star service, and iconic views of both the mountains and downtown Colorado Springs, The Pinery sets the standard for memorable events. It's in the breathtaking green foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just two minutes' drive from the energizing entrepreneurial, artistic, and culinary scene that is Tejon Street.
For this event, we have beautiful dining rooms and lecture halls, a top-notch bar, special rooms for quiet escape and reflection or enjoying art and conversation, and loads more.