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A Theology of Joy

TuESDAY, AprIL 23 & WedNESDAY, AprIL 24, 2019 • 6:30 PM–9:30 PM

 
 

About the Course

This two-part workshop will kick-start your journey of rediscovering your free and expressive voice: the authentic voice. Following an approach pioneered by renowned speech and acting coach, Patsy Rodenburg, the workshop helps speakers and actors alike remove blocks that limit creativity and hinder the ability to communicate. Through centered body, breath, and Patsy Rodenburg’s Second Circle presence work, participants will reclaim their free, powerful, and present voice.

This class culminates in a presentation of a Shakespearean monologue.

Excellent for beginning and intermediate actors and speakers.

 
 

Course Overview

 

 

WEEK 1: AUTHORITY & VULNERABILITY

True human flourishing requires both authority (capacity to take meaningful action) and vulnerability (exposure to meaningful risk). Though we might naturally think that flourishing consists of maximum authority with the least possible vulnerability, that's not the way God has created us. We need both authority and vulnerability to fulfill our purpose and participate in his redemptive work in the world. In this talk based on his book Strong and Weak, Andy points us to Jesus as the ultimate example of living in full authority, as the son of God, and full vulnerability, in dying on the Cross. He shows us how we can be more faithful image bearers in our leadership in general—and in our entrepreneurial journey in particular.

 

 

WEEK 2: THE DARK SIDE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Will Haughey, co-founder of Tegu and Praxis Venture Partner, addresses the internal turmoil and the pressure of comparison he experienced while building his venture and how it reframed his understanding of the identity of the entrepreneur. As he opens up about the struggles of entrepreneurship, Haughey encourages us with ways that the Christ-following entrepreneur can face them with grit and grace.

 

 

WEEK 3: WORSHIP & IMAGINATION

Professor, philosopher, author, and friend of Praxis, James K. A. Smith, shows the linkage between the "liturgies" (rhythms, rituals, and practices) of our lives, our imagination, and what we create. We are what we love; we might not love what we think; we make what we want. He argues that worship is the "calibration technology" that God has provided to shape our hearts and minds to love what is good, and therefore to create what is good. This connects with the foundational mindset of redemptive entrepreneurship and how the imagination of the founders of a generation's startups determines what that generation will stand for.

 

 

WEEK 4: RESULTS MAY VARY

Jon Tyson, Praxis spiritual director, pastor, and ministry entrepreneur, contrasts our typical definition of success with Jesus' definition. In this talk he looks at the story of "the seventy-two" who were sent out by Jesus in Luke 10. When they exulted in the fact that the demons submitted to them, he rebuked them and showed them what it meant to "rejoice that your names are written in heaven." In his remarks, Jon Tyson offers a way for Christ-following entrepreneurs to order their lives to be faithful and fruitful in the long run. Jon applies this passage to our need to compare ourselves and our accomplishments with others. He argues that this is possibly even more problematic for entrepreneurs; and he shows us the power of contentment, faithfulness, and intimacy with God—independent of results.

 

 

WEEK 5: RESULTS MAY VARY

Jon Tyson, Praxis spiritual director, pastor, and ministry entrepreneur, contrasts our typical definition of success with Jesus' definition. In this talk he looks at the story of "the seventy-two" who were sent out by Jesus in Luke 10. When they exulted in the fact that the demons submitted to them, he rebuked them and showed them what it meant to "rejoice that your names are written in heaven." In his remarks, Jon Tyson offers a way for Christ-following entrepreneurs to order their lives to be faithful and fruitful in the long run. Jon applies this passage to our need to compare ourselves and our accomplishments with others. He argues that this is possibly even more problematic for entrepreneurs; and he shows us the power of contentment, faithfulness, and intimacy with God—independent of results.

 
 
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Christian Shockley is a teacher who writes. He studied Christianity & the Arts at King’s College London and the National Gallery where he wrote his dissertation on the poetry of Osip Mandelstam and Christian Wiman.

He also works at Pathwright. There, he spends his time thinking about the future of education and designing online courses for people like Princeton Theological Seminary and the C.S. Lewis Institute.

He writes and speaks about the intersection of visual art, poetry, and theology.

 
 

Overview

FORMAT

Workshop

DATES & TIMES

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
6:30 PM–9:30 PM

Leaf Institute of Art & Vocation
1278 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC 29611
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SUPPLIES NEEDED

None

INSTRUCTOR

David Schwingle

FEE

$64 Adults
$49 Students

AGE / LEVEL

High school age through professional career

 
 

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