Tue, 19 November 2013
Michael Goldman explores the intersection between Art & Faith from the perspective of a Soto Zen Priest (and second degree Judo blackbelt) and guitar student of teachers including Robert Fripp and Lester Bass. What does a faith practice and have in common with rock and roll? From the Alexander Technique to Coltrane, from Anders Parker to the oud, from Gurdjieff to gravity, descent into darkness & discipline, transcending control, the 28 Buddhas, The Hero's Journey, and connecting with something bigger... Goldman brings it on.
Wed, 13 November 2013
Innersexions: "Art is This Wildly Dangerous Thing! The Place of Art in a Life of Faith" with actor and scholar Ronn Johnstone
Ronn Johnstone, Chair of the Theatre Department at Anderson University in Indiana, and professional actor, takes us into the world of Plato, Dickens, "Bagger Vance", Dante, Spielberg, "Lars and the Real Girl" and much, much more to examine the questions such as, "Why does art matter?", "What's the connection between news and entertainment?", "Christian versus Secular - is that even a thing?". We'll explore the hermeneutics of suspicion, the grammar of creativity, sh$tmonsters, bazookas and ooooooodles more. It's an intellectual romp not to be missed.
Heads up - we had a few blips in the Skype call, so you'll hear a few hiccups.