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St.Louis L'Abri Conference: October 13, 2018

October 13, 2018 at Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

For Glory and For Beauty: Creativity and the Christian


We will again gather in the Rayburn Chapel on the beautiful campus of
Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis (directions).


8:30-9:30     Registration

9:30-9:35     Welcome

9:35-10:45     The Biblical Mandate for Creativity - Jerram Barrs

11:15-12:30    Apollo, Dionysus, and Jesus: A Brief History of Western Aesthetics - John Hodges

12:45-1:45     Lunch at Covenant Seminary (Library Room B111)

2:00-3:15     Workshops

  1. The Sources of Tolkien's Inspiration in his Sub-Creation of Middle Earth - Jerram Barrs

  2. From Damaged Objects into Assemblage Art; from Abandoned Railway Lines into City Gardens; from Damaged People into Glorious Saints: The Beauty of the Reclaimed - Ron Lutjens

  3. GK Chesterton: The role of Creativity in Apologetics - Zack Eswine

3:30-4:45     Sage Artistry: the Wisdom shape of Creativity - Zack Eswine

4:45-5:00     Closing Comments

Workshop Descriptions:

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What is a L'Abri Conference?

L'Abri is the French word for shelter. The L'Abri ministry was founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer in 1955 to provide an environment where Christians and non-Christians could seek answers to questions about God and truth. Following in that tradition, a L'Abri Conference is an opportunity through lectures, discussions, and personal interaction, to feed and hone the mind in an effort to deepen one's understanding of what it means to be a Christian in our society. The on-campus housing and mealtimes are designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas among conferees and speakers.