CHURCHMIN 5.07 Poet and Painter as Priest
Leader: Enuma Okoro, professional writer, Raleigh, NC
The arts can play a unique and necessary role in our spiritual formation. They remind us that we are made in the image of a creating God who delights in beauty. As a mirror to the divine, the arts also call us to engage God's work in the world with all our senses and to discover new and deepening ways of paying attention. This Spiritual formation class will focus on the poetry of Mary Oliver and the visual art of Marc Chagall as mediums for spiritual growth. Students will be expected to participate in shared reflections and guided literary and visual artistic practices. But don't worry, you do not require any experience with the arts for this! Class meeting on Fridays 10:00 to 11:15 am.
Enuma has a new book out called Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert's Search for Spiritual Community. Check it out!