How do Christians working in the arts reflect the God who created and pronounced his work “good”?  How can the arts enhance our worship of God? Join us for the inaugural Faith and the Arts Conference on September 22-23, 2017, to explore answers to these questions and more.

The 2017 Faith and the Arts Conference at Evangel University explores dynamic relationships between Christian faith and the arts. We are inspired by the model of Bezalel, a craftsman artistically gifted by God, and the first individual in the Bible said to be “filled with the Spirit of God.” The conference provides opportunity for you to think about the ways the arts reflect the God who created and pronounced his work “good.”  The conference also offers hands-on workshops for the artist in you to learn from fellow practitioners.  Come to the 2017 Faith and the Arts conferences and be stretched by the variety of ways Christians engage their faith, challenge their culture, and exercise their creativity. 

The event schedule can be accessed through the CORQ app, available through ITunes and Google Play. A printable version can be found in the links below. Schedule is subject to change.

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Schedule at a Glance

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Pricing & Registration

Registration is $20/day or $35 for two days. Students are $10/day or $15 for two days. Registration fee will include lunch each day.

Admission is free to Evangel Students.

Vespers and Evening Plenary Sessions are free and open to the public.

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Travel & Housing Information

See a full list of area hotels here. Please note that you MUST CALL the hotel/motel directly and indicate your affiliation with Evangel University when making reservations to secure these prices.

Transportation is not provided. Evangel University is located at 1111 N. Glenstone Ave.

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Use the form below for any questions or comments you have concerning this years Faith and Arts Conference.

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2017 Featured Speakers

Scott Cairns

Poet, Memoirist, Librettist, Essayist, and Professor at University of Missouri Columbia

Scott Cairns teaches modern and contemporary American literature and creative writing. His spiritual memoir, Short Trip to the Edge, (HarperSanFrancisco) and a collection of adaptations and translations, Love’s Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life (Paraclete Press), both appeared in 2007. The memoir is being released in paper as Slow Pilgrim (Paraclete Press, 2016) and the translations appeared in paper as Endless Life: Poems of the Mystics (Paraclete Press, 2014). He is founding director of Writing Workshops in Greece.  He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006, and the Denise Levertov Award in 2014.

Tim Lowly

Artist, Curator, Musician, and Professor at North Park University, Chicago, IL

Tim Lowly is a Chicago artist, musician, and teacher. He is known for compassionate egg tempera pictures of children in mysterious circumstances. After a visit to Korea and Europe, Lowly took up the exacting renaissance art of egg tempera painting, in which egg yolk is mixed with pigment to make paint. Lowly has been awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts in 1987 and Fellowships in Visual Art from the Illinois Arts Council in 1995 and 2005. He teaches at North Park University in Chicago.


Blaine Charette

Writer, Film Buff, and Professor of Theology at Northwest University, Kirkland WA

Blaine Charette primarily teaches New Testament narrative literature yet with occasional forays into the interface between theological reflection and cinematic narrative structures. He is the author of The Theme of Recompense in Matthew’s Gospel (Bloomsbury) and Restoring Presence (Sheffield) as well as several articles on biblical interpretation and film criticism. He is a former president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and is presently completing a book on Spirit baptism in the narrative contexts of the New Testament.