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November 2018

The Grotesque & The Sacred

 

November 14, 2018 @ Amazing Grace Church

(3325 S Federal Blvd, Englewood, CO 80110)

 

Denver Faith + Culture Meeting is a monthly gathering, ecumenical in scope, meant to gather Christians in conversation at the intersection of faith and culture.

 

It looks like this:

1 meeting each month

2-3 presenters

1 cultural artifact per presenter

Group conversation

 

What's a 'cultural artifact'?

Something made by human ingenuity that embodies our shared life in a noteworthy way: films, music, poetry, icons, statues, paintings, essays, short stories, tools, etc.

 
 

DF+CM is:

A gathering designed to foster intellectual friendship.

A series of topics/talks with some of the best minds in Denver.

Intentionally ecumenical in scope but dedicated to Church unity.

Multi-generational and family-friendly.

Childcare provided (requested donation $10/family).

(more depth here)

 

Past Topics

 

Seeing the Invisible

 

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Oct. 2018—Why is it hardest to see what’s most obvious?
David Foster Wallace’s “This is Water” and G. K. Chesterton’s “A Piece of Chalk”

 

The Gift of the Good Land

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Autumn 2017—An exploration of faith and agriculture, culture and ecology. What does faith in Christ have to do with the land?

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Grace and Emptiness

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Sept. 2018—Why does divinity shine in vacant spaces?
Fr. Quintana in Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder meets Monseigneur Myriel from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.

 

Deus ex Machina

           

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Winter 2017-8—An exploration of technology, the myth of progress, and the challenges of Christian life in the age of the machine.

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Sexuality of Gift

   

Spring 2018—An exploration sexuality, the theology of the body, and the witness of sexual fidelity in an age of confusion and license.

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“ How is the dynamism and expansion of a new culture to be fostered without losing a living fidelity to the heritage of tradition? This question is of particular urgency when a culture which arises from the enormous progress of science and technology must be harmonized with a culture nourished by classical studies according to various traditions. ” -Gaudium et Spes

Violence is not necessary to destroy a civilization. Each civilization dies from indifference toward the unique values which created it.” - Don Colacho

"In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful." - C.S. Lewis