Terry Glaspey has been acclaimed as a great communicator whose talks and lectures are
energetic, humorous, and rich in content. His specialty is in taking complex ideas
and making them interesting, accessible, and relevant to a wide audience.
THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE EXPERIENCE
He has developed a six hour series that churches, colleges, homeschool groups,
and other organizations can host which uses a variety of media to explore and celebrate
our Christian heritage in the creative arts. Perfect for a weekend event or retreat,
The Christian Heritage Experience uses visual art, music, film clips, and group interaction
to explore and celebrate some of the great moments in our creative heritage from the
earliest Christian art in the Roman catacombs and Gregorian chant through Bach,
Rembrandt, John Donne and Jane Austen, to contemporary expressions of faith. It’s like an entertaining history course compressed into a handful of hours. Along the way you’ll be exposed to some life-changing works of creativity and imagination and will deepen your understanding of yourself, your world, and the God who is the author of all creativity.
OTHER TALKS AVAILABLE:
What Great Writers Can Teach Us About Great Writing: Perhaps the greatest goal for any writer is not to make the bestseller list, but to create work that will be read for generations. Using writers like Jane Austen, G.K. Chesterton, Thomas Merton, John Donne, and others as our guides, we’ll explore what makes their writing so enduring, and how we might incorporate some of their methods and vision into our own writing.
The Spiritual Journey of Vincent Van Gogh: Van Gogh’s personal spiritual journey provides a template for looking at the challenges and promise of creating meaningful work that reflects a spiritual commitment without creating primarily religious art. We’ll dispel some of the myths about this popular painter and celebrate the beauty of his creative work.
A Cloud of Creative Witnesses: Any creative (writer, painter, musician, etc.) who wants to reflect their faith in their work is part of a rich heritage of Christian creatives. With a multi-media presentation we’ll explore and celebrate some of the great artists, musicians, and writers who have gone before us, and embrace our place in the continuing cultural conversation about faith.
Art as Contemplation: Some of the most powerful art (poetry, painting, music, film making) is better understood as an object for contemplation rather than an intellectual statement of faith. This workshop will explore how we might feed our souls through this kind of art and how we might create work that reaches beyond the intellectual into the realm of the transcendent.
How the Chronicles of Narnia Prepare Us for the Gospel: There is something very fascinating and profound behind C.S. Lewis' series of children's books, and in this talk we'll explore how he has made the "old, old, story" fresh for contemporary readers through a creative remythologizing of the Good News.
Awakening: A Spirituality of Wonder: Could it be that the experience of awe and wonder is one of the most powerful ways we have of approaching God? This workshop will explore the meaning of wonder, how we can make more room for it in our lives, and how we might seek to evoke it in our writing and art through pointing toward the transcendent that surrounds us.
What Jane Austen Can Teach Us About Life, Love, and Character: Jane Austen was not just one of the most entertaining of novelists, but also someone whose novels can deepen our understanding of love and romance and what really matters most in life
Terry also can present talks on a variety of authors who are featured in 75 Masterpieces, including C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Emily Dickinson, and a wide variety of others. Have something or someone you’d like him to address? Just ask!