Restoring the Image: Art History and Youth Ministry

Leader: Matthew Milliner
Wednesday 4/25, 9:45–11:00 AM
Thursday 4/26, 9:45–11:00 AM
Friday 4/27, 10:15–11:30 AM

This seminar explores images from art history that can meet the challenge of youth ministry in an image saturated age. In session 1, we will explore “Seeing the Son,” and answer: Do images of Jesus belong in discussion of spiritual practices for emerging adults? Can icons of Christ offer a fulcrum of theologically grounded seeing? Is there theological and practical basis for them? In session 2 we will explore “Minding the Mother,” and answer: Does Mary have a place in 21st century Protestant Youth Ministry? Do icons of Mary offer neglected resources for youth ministers today? In session 3 we will explore “Depicting the Heart,” and answer: If the heart is the locus of genuine Christian transformation, what can historic depictions of Christ indwelling the heart offer to this discussion?