On April 27-28, 2018, Lead U Discipleship hosted its second conference in our Lead U Conference Series. The conference, “For the Life of the World: Christianity and Cultural Engagement,” aimed to explore the way in which the universal Church, local churches, and individual Christians should engage the culture with the gospel. We hoped to provide helpful biblical, theological, and historical insight into the problem and potential solutions.
About the Session:
In Session #4 of the conference, “Creative Art and the Sovereignty of God,” Dr. Richard Cummings explores how God the creator has created us to be creators. One of the more important ways that we can engage our culture, then, is by being creators of beauty, reflecting through art the glory and majesty of God and our own identity as creatures made in His image.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Richard Cummings (DWS, Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies; MAFA, University of Leeds) is Professor of Art and Director of the Boger Art Gallery at College of the Ozarks where he is now in his 17th year. Richard and his wife, Alana, have two sons–Richie and Will.