The Still Point colloquy is an intimate gathering of creative voices for a rich engagement of theological questions. Using the resonant elegy of Holy Week and French artist Georges Rouault French artist Georges Rouault (1871-1958) as our visual guide, Still Point’s first colloquy will explore visions of Christ in the darkness as we journey together and with the global church toward the cross.
This event has been crafted with artists in mind, creatives who find themselves drawn to the intersections of darkness and beauty, suffering and salvation. Fellow artist Geroges Rouault resisted the fashions of his contemporaries and often chose religious matters for his subjects. Yet, though a life-long Roman Catholic, the church largely stood in opposition to his art, resisting the darkness in his work. It was not until much later that the church came to see the depths of Rouault’s vision as an artist drawn to Christ as one who doesn’t bypass the darkness but takes us through it.
Mark the dark and beautiful occasion of Holy Week this year by seeking Christ through the darkness with incredible speakers from our global team, including Margaret Manning Shull, Mari Ovsepyan, Jill Carattini, Cameron McAllister, Jo Vitale, and Lowe Finney.