Everyday Enchantment: C.S. Lewis and the Importance of Imagination in Knowing God

Doxacon 2019

Doxacon was founded in 2013 by Daniel Silver and Father David Subu from the Protection of the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church in Falls Church, VA. Their mission is to create a place where fans of the genres of science fiction and fantasy can explore where those genres intersect with their faith. This years event was held at St. George Orthodox Church in Bethesda, Maryland, November 1-2, 2019.

November 2019

Everyday Enchantment: C.S. Lewis and the Importance of Imagination in Knowing God

Reason has dominated the way many have communicated about God since well before the time of the Enlightenment. But even science now attests to the fact that logic and rationality are not the most winsome tools for wooing a listener, because this paradigm of communication lacks respect for the full experience of the human person. Through a thorough exploration of both C.S. Lewis’ writings and life story, Sarey describes the importance of inspiring a sense of beauty in our discourse about God. By wedding a sense of beauty to our rationality, we reclaim a way of communicating to the spiritual center of people through the great human capacity for imagination.

Sarey Martin Concepción spent a decade working with filmmakers and musicians in the entertainment industry before making a surprise vocational pivot towards theological interests. With a vision for becoming a writer (exploring spiritual themes in both fiction and nonfiction), she got her M.A.T. from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2017 (Theology and the Arts emphasis). She now works as the creative content and editorial manager for a department at Fuller that facilitates projects at the intersection of faith and the sciences. She continues to be involved in film as she writes and produces on the side, often collaboratively with her husband, and volunteers for several film festivals. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephen Cervantes Concepción, and a very old chihuahua named Eight.

November 29, 2019 Length: 41:14




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