Hutchmoot

October 5 - 8 | 2017

Oct
6
9:00am 9:00am

Session One

The Christ-Haunted Honky Tonk (Jonathan Rogers and Russell Moore) - A look at the 50s, an era of post-war optimism, and how the music of the American South and writers like Flannery O'Connor offered a Christ-haunted vision of the human soul.

Nurturing Faith Through Feasting, One Meal at a Time (Sally Clarkson and Jennifer Trafton) - Jennifer and Sally will discuss the context, history, and importance of food and Christian hospitality.

The Delightful Shiver: Ghost Stories & the Gospel (Lanier Ivester and Andrew Peterson) - Is there any good reason to read a ghost story? Two Christians investigate what lies beneath their enjoyment of this classic form of imaginative literature.

Sleuths & Spaceships: How Genre Fiction Makes Sense of the World (Carrie Givens and Jen Yokel) - Through the lens of Golden Age detective fiction & sci-fi classics, we'll explore how genre fiction strives to make sense of a world in chaos.

Outside It's America: The Legacy of U2's Joshua Tree (Matt Conner, Andrew Osenga, John Barber, and Mark Geil) - Four music lovers discuss the evergreen allure of the Joshua Tree and how it is as relevant today as it was 25 years ago.

The Art of Patience: Pursuing Creativity Through Failure, Struggle, and Endurance (Joe Sutphin, John Hendrix, Jay Myers, Ben Schipper, and Jamin Still) - This group of talented visual artists discuss the process of learning through frustration.

The Cauldron of Song (Sho Baraka and Ben Shive) - Just as J. R. R. Tolkien's "Cauldron of Story" informs and shapes the tales we tell, Ben and Sho discuss the vibrant soup of music and song from which musicians pull new sounds and ideas.

No Man Is an Island: From Individualism to Community (Julie Canlis) - Following the lives of two men who began as hermits and went on to found Eastern and Western monasticism, Julie discusses their transformation from isolation to community.

 

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Oct
6
1:30pm 1:30pm

Session Two

Till Death Do Us Art: Navigating Marriage and a Creative Calling (Randall & Amy Goodgame, Joe & Gina Sutphin, Pete & Jennifer (Trafton) Peterson) - These couples discuss the challenges of following a creative calling amid marriage.

For the Health of the Artist: Balancing Life and Creativity (Andrew Osenga and Christopher Williams) - Musicians explore different ways in which they struggle to maintain both their sanity and their livelihoods.

In the Beginning: The Writer's Art of World-Building (N. D. Wilson, Helena Sorensen, and Douglas McKelvey) - Three authors explore multiple ways in which they construct the worlds in which their stories take place.

The Art of Civil Discourse: Communication in Community (Dave Bruno, Ashley-Elizabeth Graham, and Russell Moore) - An exploration of how we ought to strive for better and more civil conversation as emissaries of Christ to the world.

Awakening Wonder Through Story and Song (Drew Miller, Janie Townsend, David Radford, and Andrew Peterson) - These songwriters discuss their experiences awakening wonder in others and having their own wonder awakened through stories and songs.

Good Grief: Mourning as an Act of Worship (Janna Barber, Carrie Givens, Jill Phillips, and Eric Peters) - A discussion of how those who thoroughly grieve are filled with more hope than those who ignore pain or try to pretend it doesn't exist.

Godspeed: Screening and Discussion (Matt Canlis and Danny Lund) - This short film about the importance of slowing down & settling into community is followed by a conversation with filmmaker Danny Lund & the subject of the film, Matt Canlis.

How to Be a Poem (John Pattison) - To be fully human is to be both poet and poem, maker and made. John discusses how the disciplines of making (solitude, silence, learning from failure) are ways in which we are shaped in the hands of our Maker.

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Oct
6
3:30pm 3:30pm

Afternoon Activities

Film Workshop - Danny Lund

Songwriters' Circle - Bring your instrument of choice and pull up a chair. Clay Clarkson and Matthew Clark will lead all comers in a sharing of songs.

Collage Workshop - Wayne Brezinka

Playing with Words - Jennifer Trafton

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Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

Session Three

Old Shoes and Ancient Rituals: How Liturgy Shapes Us (Tish Harrison Warren, Julie Canlis, and Douglas McKelvey) - Three authors discuss different perspectives on the origin, place, and need for liturgy in our lives.

Community, Incarnation, and the Magic of Theatre (Pete Peterson, Don Chaffer, and Matt Logan) - Two playwrights and Studio Tenn director, Matt Logan, explore the unique power of theater as an art form.

The Consolation of Doubt: Reflections on Buechner (Andrew Peterson and Russell Moore) - This introduction to the writing of Frederick Buechner will focus on the powerful ways in which this great American writer has dealt with the issue of doubt.

Music and Loneliness (Steve Guthrie) - Two notable crises of our current cultural moment are the loss of community and the loss of civility. What role might music play in the healing of our culture, and what might music have to teach us?

Growing Your Redemptive Imagination (Flo Oakes, Jenna Henderson, Julie Witmer, and Gina Sutphin) - Practice seeing your world through the redemptive eyes of a gardener. A workshop to walk you through the beginning of the garden design process.

Insistent Hospitality: The Radical Neighborliness of a Civil Rights Icon (David Dark) - Through the story of Nashville pastor Will Campbell, we can all learn something of how better to live as neighbors in a world of hostility.

Rooted in Christ: Five Places We Live at Godspeed (limited to 15 people) (Matt Canlis) - a workshop focused on discovering ways to slow down and live more intentional lives in the places God has placed us.

The Striving Artist: The Story of the Only Painting Van Gogh Ever Sold (Russ Ramsey) - Van Gogh never knew the success he desired. This story is an honest look into the longing of every artist to connect with others and create meaningful work.

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Oct
7
1:30pm 1:30pm

Afternoon Activities

1:30pm Songwriters' Circle - Bring your instrument of choice and pull up a chair. Clay Clarkson and Matthew Clark will lead all comers in a sharing of songs. 

1:30pm Curating Culture Care: How to Nurture Artists for the Common Good - Dave Bruno, Julie Silander, Chris Slaten

1:30pm Collage Workshop - Wayne Brezinka 

3:00pm Poetry Open Mic - Chris & Jen Yokel

3:00pm The View From Here: Screening and Q&A - Kevan Chandler

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