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“Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

~ Matthew 28.19-20

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“The journey homewards. Coming home. That's what it's all about. The journey to the coming of the Kingdom. That's probably the chief difference between the Christian and the secular artist--the purpose of the work, be it story or music or painting, is to further the coming of the kingdom, to make us aware of our status as children of God, and to turn our feet toward home.”

~ Madeleine L’Engle

Many steps of the cultivating practices here are internal. They are personal, private and individual. Reading. Seeing. Listening. Tasting. Practicing. Praying. We do these alone or in small clusters. But like cultivating a garden where so much of the effort is unseen but the outcome is made to be seen, all spiritual disciplines lead from the individual heart to the soul of community. The Gospel of Christ was never meant to kept to oneself. It has always been meant to be taken out into the world – the beautiful, dangerous, hungry world – to be shared at whatever cost. We begin in private, but we are called to end in public. We create and cultivate in our hearts and homes first, but in time we are called to leave our safe havens and take our treasure out into the open ways. Going is the step of faith that is the expression of the maturing believer’s life cycle as artists, and as human beings. We take the treasure held in our jars of clay and we enter the paths to which we were called before the world was made to meet those for whom that treasure is meant to be shared. That is the art of the Lord at work.

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The fabulous Monet Exhibition in Denver is running from October 21, 2019 – February 2, 2020 at the Denver Art Museum - Hamilton Building. For tickets, purchase online or call 720-913-0130.

If you would like to go with a delightful and bright group of beauty lovers, the Anselm Society is doing a group event attending the Monet exhibit on November 16, 2019. 

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD 20th Anniversary Tour

CSLF Camp Allen Retreat
Houston, TX

MONET EXHIBITION - November 16, Denver

Oxbridge 2020 
Oxford, England


Come join the C.S. Lewis Foundation at Camp Allen this year for one of our most beloved events our retreat at Camp Allen amid the piney woods near Houston. Explore with us the creative imagination and lives, forged in friendship, of C.S. Lewis and two of his most important influences — J.R.R. Tolkien, and Joy Davidman Lewis.

Enjoy a respite with friends, old and new, with good food and laughter, learning, and community. Come join Joseph Pearce, Andrew Lazo, Patti Callahan Henry, and Lancia E. Smith as they give us insight into the lives and works of C.S. Lewis and his circle, so that we might apply these lessons to our own creative lives and friendships.

This is a glorious experience! Don’t miss it!

Join us in the summer of 2020 amid the “dreaming spires” of Oxford, as we explore Surprised by Love: Cultivating Intellectual Hospitality in an Age of Discord with renowned scholars from the arts and sciences, leaders in ministry and the major professions, and an array of literary, visual, and performing artists. This is an absolutely fabulous, once-in-a-lifetime experience and truly not to be missed!

Our attendees come from a wide array of backgrounds, experience, ages, and denominations. The conference is for anyone interested in the theme, whether they be laypersons, professors, business persons, clergy, students, or teachers. What we hold in common is a love of faith, learning, fellowship, and the arts (and quite often, a love of the works of Lewis, Tolkien, and related writers and artists; though a knowledge of Lewis and the Inklings is definitely not required!).

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD 20th Anniversary Tour:

11/30 Lansing, MI

12/1 Huntsville, AL

12/4 Lakeland, FL

12/5 Franklin, NC

12/6 Durham, NC

12/7 Knoxville, TN

12/8 Nashville, TN



12/9 Nashville, TN

12/13 San Antonio, TX

12/14 Midlothian, TX

12/15 Birmingham, AL

12/17 Richmond, VA

12/18 Charlotte, NC

12/19 Cordova, TN 

This year marks 20 consecutive years of the much loved Behold the Lamb of God tour for singer-songwriter-author-filmmaker Andrew Peterson and company. This is a rare feat in the music industry! To further commemorate this milestone, Peterson has recorded a new edition of the correlating album, Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ, which will be released October 25. The album is available for pre-sale will be available, along with ticket sales for the upcoming tour dates.  

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