Two sides of the same coin

In the ecumenical spirit of this blog, here are two free events related to theology and art coming up in October: one Catholic, one evangelical Protestant. I hope to attend both!

Firstly, this Friday evening at 7:30 is the 10th annual Lonergan Lecture at Regis College, which will feature Glenn Hughes (St. Mary’s University) talking about “Art and Spirituality.” If you haven’t seen the newly renovated Regis College (Wellesley and Queen’s Park) with all the great contemporary religious art and the St. John’s Bible in the atrium, this might be a good time to visit. See details here.

On the evangelical side of things, Tyndale University College & Seminary up in North York is bringing in W. David O. Taylor for a series of talks on “Art and the Formation of our Humanity” on October 25-26. Apart from being a notable Regent alumnus and current doctoral student under Jeremy Begbie at Yale, Taylor is best known as the editor of the insightful volume For the Beauty of the Church as well as the person behind the fantastic “Diary of an Arts Pastor” blog. I am sure this will be well worth the trip up Bayview… I’m hoping to be there for both of the morning sessions. Details here.

(As a footnote, we also might go see Rob Bell in November. I’ve never seen him in person and his new tour sounds interesting.)


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