Entries in Art (7)
Here are the notes from day two!
Jon Acuff :: Keynote 2 :: Stuff Christians Like
Donald Miller :: Lunch
Donald Miller :: Keynote 3 :: Live a Better Story
These aren't near as cool as anything produced by Joshua Blankenship last year. And the image quality could be better. But alas, these are my notes. Hope you enjoy.
Less Clutter, Less Noise with Kem Meyer
Evening Plenary Session :: Dan Merchant, Lord Save Me From Your Followers, and Infinity
If you have the patience to bear with an older film, I'd recommend taking in Diary of a Country Priest. I've been on a kick as of late, viewing a number of films mentioned by Robert McKee in his book, Story, and was very surprised, pleasantly, by what I found in Diary. I found an excellent synopsis of the film here that provides a sound analysis of many of the themes, focusing primarily on examples of the transcendent in daily life that are depicted throughout the film in subtle and compelling ways. Throughout the film, as I witnessed the spiritual, emotional, and physical sufferings of the priest whose life is the centerpiece of the story, I was amazed at both the sensitivities the plot line had to the difficulties of life in the ministry, as well as the overwhelming power of the grace of God that stands behind the practices of pastoral work.
The movie is in French, so as long as you do not mind reading the subtitles, then I recommend viewing. For those local to Kansas City, Diary is available through the Johnson County Library system. Public services are fantastic.
If you haven't stumbled upon this guy's blog already, I recommend you check out the work of Paul Soupiset here. The sketches are what I find most interesting. Here's one example:
While this image is of a bike shop in San Antonio, more common are images of churches, thematic elements for seasons of the liturgical year, and some abstractions that are just plain fascinating. The images are extremely creative, inspirational, and thought-provoking. Check it out.