Annual Arts Conference

The Digitization of The Christian Imagination

WhenSaturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
LocationCalvary Chapel and Various
ContactNila Osline at 562-903-4806 or
Admission FREE to All

The Digitalization Of The Christian Imagination explores the challenges and opportunities of digital technology on the imaginative life of the Christian artist.

“The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.”  -- Francis Schaeffer


Calvary Chapel
SESSION #1 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Unique Opportunities in a Digitized World 
Presentations by Sanders, Prior, Clayton, & Proctor

Coffee Break | 10:30 – 11:00 AM
Terrace of Calvary Chapel 

Calvary Chapel
SESSION #2 | 11:00 – NOON
Dane Sanders interview with Jeff Jensen

Earl and Virginia Green Art Gallery
All conference attendees are invited to the opening of the symposium art exhibition entitled The Coded Image where a time of good food, live music, great conversation, and opportunities to informally interact with keynote speakers will take place.This exhibition features artists who are utilizing a variety of digital tools to explore the intersection of design, art and technology

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS / Refer to Below Schedule

1) The Expressive Potential of Computational Media
     Business Building Room #102
With new media artist Joshua Clayton and professor Jonathan Anderson

2) Song Writing Workshop
With Over the Rhine: Linford Detweiler and Karin Berquist
     Calvary Chapel

3) Hannah More: Culture Making and Culture Shaking: The Exemplary Hannah More
Business Building Room #105
With author Karen Swallow Prior and professors Melissa Schubert &
Anneke Stasson

4) Using Art and Media to Curate Sacred Space
Business Building Room #206
     With digital worship curator Stephen Proctor, Saddleback Church Arts Initiative
     Director Jason Leith and Worship Leader Roy Cochran

5) Consuming Culture
Business Building Room #103
     With Jeff Jensen, Brett McCracken, and professor Lisa Swain

Calvary Chapel

The Digitization of the Christian Imagination: Questions & Concerns 
Cultural Critic Brett McCracken leads our speakers in a provocative discussion about some of the key issues related to technology, creativity and faith.


Saturday | March 7 | 7:30 PM
Lansing Recital Hall, Crowell Conservatory of Music
Tickets: General $10 | FREE (Conference Attendees/All Students with ID)
To be guaranteed a ticket to the concert, it is strongly suggested that you purchase a ticket
Conference attendees may pick up FREE concert tickets at the Green Art Gallery from 12:00-1:30 PM
Click here to purchase tickets

“This is a duo that does not shy away from the truth of life, that at times we will hurt and feel pain, that we will fail and will disappoint. Yet, they don’t stop there and continue to point beyond those moments of pain, finding beauty in simple truths and looking to a hope that transcends this world and that’s worth listening to any day.” – Stereo Subversion

“OTR, among the 100 best living songwriters!” – Paste Magazine


Joshua Clayton is a New York-based artist. His new media-oriented practice shifts between material artifacts and ephemeral situations, digital and analog media; his interests range from semiotics to landscape, Cartesian space, and environmental phenomena. He teaches at NYU.

Jeff Jensen
As a TV Critic for Entertainment Weekly, Jeff Jensen became the authoritative blogging voice for the hit TV show LOST. Jensen’s theories caught the attention of LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof, who recruited Jensen to be a co-writer for the Disney film Tomorrowland (May 2015). In addition, Jensen has won the Eisner Award for his graphic novel, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story.

Karen Swallow Prior
Karen Swallon-Prior is Professor of English at Liberty Baptist University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her books include Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More - Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist and Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me.  She is a contributing writer for Christianity TodayThe AtlanticIn Touch, and Think Christian. Her writing has also appeared in CommentRelevantBooks and Culture, FieldnotesThe Well, and Salvo

Stephen Proctor
As a visual worship leader, Stephen Proctor uses video projections as instruments of worship. He continues the tradition of illuminated manuscripts through cutting-edge technology and production, as he floods churches with light and movement, creating spaces for full-sensory worship. In addition, Proctor creates visuals for indie bands across the country.

Dane Sanders
Dane Sanders is a noted photographer, author, and speaker. Both he and his work have been featured in numerous photography publications. Author of Fast Track Photographer and host of weekly online broadcast, Dane offers Fast Track workshops around the world. 




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