ACM hosted our first annual Athanatos Arts & Apologetics Festival this summer, August 4-7, 2016 in Greenwood, WI, featuring many artistic expressions: music, film, novels, drama, the visual arts, etc. In the spirit of ACM’s mission to defend the Christian faith through the arts, the festival encouraged artists to appeal as much to secular audiences as with Christian ones.
In that spirit, we invited apologist Hillary Morgan Ferrer to deliver her talk, “Stealing Past Watchful Dragons: Christian Art in a Hostile World.” In it, she sets out to:
- critique the ‘Christian Art’ box without discounting the art that naturally fits inside the box
- explain and critique the stereotypes of ‘Christian Art’
- identify the misconceptions that create the ‘Christian Art’ box
- blow the box to smithereens and discuss what it means to glorify God through our art while being relevant to the culture
Listen to Stealing Past Watchful Dragons: Christian Art in a Hostile World by Hillary Morgan Ferrer:
This festival was held in conjunction with the ongoing Athanatos Writing Contest.