Faith Talks 2011
On October 25 and 26, Tyndale hosted its fifth annual Faith Talks lectures in Christian Spirituality. This year’s guest was W. David O. Taylor, former Arts Minister at Hope Chapel, Austin, Texas and current Th.D. student at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina. David is the editor of For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts. Faith Talks 2011 was titled: “Art & the Formation of our Humanity.” David spoke on the arts and how they engage with culture, human identity, Christian theology and spirituality.
Faith Talks was started in 2007 at the prompting of, President Emeritus, Brian Stiller. The goal of Faith Talks was to highlight Christian leaders, intellectuals, and authors from different backgrounds and fields. “We invite people who can speak on Christian spirituality from different perspectives,” says George Sweetman, Dean of Students at Tyndale University College. Past guests have included Henry Blackaby, Lauren Winner, Andy Crouch, and Margaret Feinberg.
Part 1: “The Spirit of the Matter: The Holy Spirit and the Making and Remaking of our Bodies.”
Part 2: “Art, Grace, and the Problem of Abundance: Or Why our Imaginations Matter.”
Part 3: “An Ordered Heart is a Free Heart: The Psalms and the Reordering of the Emotions."