Redemptive Presence: A Pre-Conference on Faith and Culture

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Sojourn Community Church East

2501 Rudy Lane

Louisville, KY 40207

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Harbor Media exists to help Christians navigate a post-Christian world. Much has changed in our culture in the last decade, and Christians everywhere find themselves under increasing pressure to either conform or disappear from public. This event is for those seeking to answer questions like, "How are we to respond to these pressures? What does a life of faithful presence look like in a hostile world?" We want to wrestle with these questions, and we want to suggest a way forward.


10:00 - Session 1 - David Taylor

On the Vocation of Artists

Drawing on his book, The Theater of God’s Glory, David will explore the vocation of artists as a call to draw attention to all that is good in the world, all that is broken, and all that is being renewed.

10:35 - Q&A - Mike Cosper (Moderator) & David Taylor

10:50 - Break

11:00 - Session 2 - Karen Swallow Prior

Fierce Convictions

Drawing on themes from her biography of abolitionist Hannah More, Karen will talk about the role of conviction in confronting cultural evils, such as abortion. How can the church corporately and Christians individually resist the pressures of institutionalized evil?

11:35 - Q&A - Mike Cosper (Moderator) and Karen Swallow Prior

11:50 - Break - Lunch served

1:00 - Panel

Copser, Prior, Taylor, McCracken

Churches, Christians, and Faithful Presence

1:45 - Break

2:00 - Session 3 - Mike Cosper

Wonder and Faithful Presence

Mike will discuss the role of the imagination in cultivating a counter-cultural life and a counter-cultural church. Themes explored will include the role of the arts and the role of worship in forming the imagination.

2:35 - Q&A - Mike Cosper and Brett McCracken (Moderator)

2:50 - Break

3:00 - Session 4 - Brett McCracken

The Church as Counter-Culture

Drawing on themes from his books, Hipster Christianity and Uncomfortable, Brett will describe the Church’s place as a counter-cultural institution, challenging the surrounding world with its commitments to community, faithfulness, and sense of history.

3:35 - Q&A - Mike Cosper (Moderator) and Brett McCracken

4:00 - End

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2501 Rudy Lane

Louisville, KY 40207

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