'Being an Image Bearer in a World of Images' - Alastair Gordon
Alastair Gordon is an artist and co-founder of Morphē Arts, a Christian mentoring charity for artists. He is author of Beyond Air Guitar, a guide for Christians in the creative arts and God Art: Signs of Faith in Contemporary Art. Alastair worked as creative arts coordinator for UCCF: The Christian Unions for 10 years where he discipled art students and helped them share the gospel with friends in the arts before returning to art college himself and developing a career as a painter. His paintings now feature in several public collections and he is currently working towards a major solo exhibition in Los Angeles later in the year. Originally from Edinburgh, Alastair now works from his London studio but travels up twice a month to lecture at the Leith School of Art. Alastair is on the leadership team of his local church in south London where he serves with his wife, Anna and they have a four year old girl, Lilli.
What does it mean to be an image bearer in a world of images?
On average we view around 3,500 images per day through social media, TV and advertising. Compare that to how many bible verses we read in the day. It’s no great surprise that the images we see effect the way we think about God’s world: it’s beauty and brokenness. Alastair will lead a few thoughts over breakfast on what the bible tells us about being made in God's image in a world dominated by pictures. With examples from his own painting, the world of contemporary art and the media, Alastair Gordon, will look at how we can serve Christ in response to today’s creative culture.
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