Kalos 2011, Ken Myers

Ken Myers holds a M.A. in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary and founded Mars Hill Audio Journal, a bimonthly audio journal which examines the interaction between Christians and our culture.

Mars Hill Audio is “committed to assisting Christians who desire to move from thoughtless consumption of contemporary culture to a vantage point of thoughtful engagement. We believe that fulfilling the commands to love God and neighbor requires that we pay careful attention to the neighborhood: that is, every sphere of human life where God is either glorified or despised, where neighbors are either edified or undermined.”

Ken’s three-lecture series is entitled “Abandoning God’s Gifts: The Tragedy of Modern Suspicion About Beauty,” and he examines the spiritual importance of beauty in the modern church.

In our local churches, Christians can hear of the truth of God and are aware of the goodness of God in his blessings and gifts to us — particularly his gift of salvation through Jesus. Less commonly do we hear about Beauty and its relationship to God. Ken will guide us in our path to a better understanding of this great truth.

This will not be a traditional lecture on art…or Christian art or music (at least not primarily). But rather on the old Christian truth of “Beauty” and how that can and should draw us closer to God, how it should cause us to love him more, cause us to imitate the life of his Son, cause us to desire the things of God.

To listen to any of Ken’s lectures, simply click on the lecture titles.

Lecture Titles:
Life, the Universe, and Everything:
Why the Gospel means more than a ticket to Heaven

It’s Personal, Period:
Why modern culture is confused about Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

The Culture of Christian Faithfulness:
Why churches should nourish artful (not just philosophical) disciples