Ken Myers: Seeking Meaning in Creation Through Art
Ken Myers, the host and producer of Mars Hill Audio Journal, will be in town to lecture on “Faithful Imaginations in a Meaningful Creation.” In 1955, Flannery O’Connor wrote to a friend: “If you live today you breathe in nihilism.” Today the stench is still strong, one of the symptoms being the claim that the things of this world (including human bodies) are without inherent meaning. Nature is regarded as a chaotic pile of raw material to which we can assign meaning as we see fit. The Church’s witness in the world includes insistence on a contrary claim: that Creation is ordered meaningfully, that the perception of beauty is neither an illusion nor an arbitrary assertion. In this lecture, Ken Myers will discuss how alert imaginations enable us to receive the meaning in Creation, and to rearticulate Creation’s meaning in works of art.
About Ken Myers
Since 1993, Ken Myers has served as the host and producer of the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal, a bimonthly audio magazine that examines the shape of contemporary culture in light of historic Christian belief. He was formerly the editor of This World: A Journal of Religion and Public Life, a quarterly journal whose editor-in-chief was Richard John Neuhaus. Prior to his tenure at This World, he was executive editor of Eternity, the Evangelical monthly magazine. Myers is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he studied film theory and criticism, and of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.