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Oxygen is essential to our survival. Did you ever think that Beauty might also be essential to our survival? Special guest Wesley Vander Lugt and Steve dig deep into how Beauty is not just about decoration in our lives or as an illustration of truth, but something deep in us that longs to not only enjoy beauty, but to be drawn into it and participate in it.
Thanks for joining us in today’s conversation.TODAY’S GUEST - WESLEY VANDER LUGT
Wes is a pastor, theologian, writer, educator, nonprofit leader, and arts advocate with a passion for beauty, slowness, cultivation, kinship, and theodramatics.
Wes currently works as the Acting Director of the Leighton Ford Center for Theology, the Arts, and Gospel Witness and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte. He is also the Co-Founder of Kinship Plot, a community of learning and practice who imagine and embody resonant relationships of every kind.
Wes holds a PhD in Theology, Imagination, and the Arts from the University of St Andrews. His publications include Living Theodrama: Reimagining Theological Ethics, and he is currently working on a book called Beauty is Oxygen: How Buffered, Battered, and Bored Souls Can Breathe Again.
Learn more about Wes on his website - www.WesleyVanderLugt.com
Kinship Plot - founded by Wes and his wife Stephanie
Music Break at 20:35: Peace - Unknown
Music Break at 47:32: Miserere mei - composed by Gregorio Allegri. Performed by New College Choir, Oxford.
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