Signs of the Kingdom: Image and Body in Ministry

Leader: Brian Bantum
ELECTIVE B: Wednesday 4/25; 1:30–3:00 PM
ELECTIVE D: Thursday 4/26; 2:30- 4:00 PM

To say that we exist in a visual world is not surprising. While some Christians often raise questions about what to watch or not watch, how much time should we spend in front of screens or with our Bibles, we often forget that Christianity itself is a profoundly visual and sensory faith. This session will explore how images and senses shape us as well as how these dynamics are inherent to us as creatures, and to God’s redemptive work in Israel and in Christ. By beginning to see the visual world as a critical aspect of our formation, we can begin to imagine a Christian discipleship that embraces the fullness of who we are and can begin to more faithfully navigate the many diversities that mark our communities.