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What's Up, Danger? Movies about the Risky Business of Answering God's Call

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Weter Memorial Hall 201

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Day of Common Learning

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Art is what occurs when we encounter something mysterious and then make something out of that experience. But those encounters with mystery require vulnerability and courage, and we have no promise of "safety." When we open our radar dish of our imagination to receive inspiration, we will be changed. Can adventures in the arts — for artists and for audiences — endanger the soul? What are audiences risking when we suspend our disbelief and dive into a disturbing novel, listen to troubling music, watch a scary movie? What do artists risk when they commit to painting or writing things that unsettle others with their strangeness or darkness? What do we risk when we pull back from these invitations to change? Professor Jeffrey Overstreet offers brief encounters with a variety of movies, and testimonies from a variety of artists, in order to inspire us to be cautious and courageous in the uncertain world of the arts.

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Oct 16th, 1:00 PM

What's Up, Danger? Movies about the Risky Business of Answering God's Call

Weter Memorial Hall 201

Art is what occurs when we encounter something mysterious and then make something out of that experience. But those encounters with mystery require vulnerability and courage, and we have no promise of "safety." When we open our radar dish of our imagination to receive inspiration, we will be changed. Can adventures in the arts — for artists and for audiences — endanger the soul? What are audiences risking when we suspend our disbelief and dive into a disturbing novel, listen to troubling music, watch a scary movie? What do artists risk when they commit to painting or writing things that unsettle others with their strangeness or darkness? What do we risk when we pull back from these invitations to change? Professor Jeffrey Overstreet offers brief encounters with a variety of movies, and testimonies from a variety of artists, in order to inspire us to be cautious and courageous in the uncertain world of the arts.

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