The Greatest Story Ever Told

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Join Ravi Zacharias and a unique team of speakers and artists on June 1 as we consider what it means that the gospel is a story: a story that God tells and calls us into, one that has been told for centuries and continues to be told in ways we sometimes overlook.

At this event, you will experience this story of the gospel anew through multiple forms of art form from short story to spoken word. We invite you to step deeper into God’s story in order to further inhabit the good news we profess in everything we say and do.

There are a great number of critics who compare Christian belief to belief in the tooth fairy or Santa Claus. Former archbishop Rowan Williams once pointedly asked in reply to such a critique: “Where are the Divine Comedies or Mathew Passions or Four Quartets inspired by the tooth fairy?” The story of Christ has inspired some of the very best and most beloved artistic imaginations. The vision of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries to “help the thinker believe and the believer think” takes seriously this gift of the arts to impress truth upon our senses, to open us to great and unsearchable things we did not know, and to imagine and reimagine the old, old Story that at times almost seems too good, too strange, too much like the fairytales we loved as kids to be true. Art, at its best, is an invitation to remember that we do not hope for naught.

“For the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…” (John 1:14). This greatest of stories, what humanity has longed for most, what the great myths envisioned, has happened: God stepped through the unseen and came to dwell within the seen. “Perfect Myth,” said C.S. Lewis, “has become Perfect Fact, claiming not only our love and our obedience, but also our wonder and delight, addressed to the savage, the child, and the poet in each one of us no less than to the moralist, the scholar, and the philosopher.”

In this unique day of storytelling, art, and the gospel, encounter anew the greatest story ever told. For more than thirty years Ravi Zacharias has presented the gospel with the piercing quality of truth housed in the beauty of the Christian imagination. He is a masterful storyteller who has spent a lifetime inviting hearts and minds to consider the hopeful signs of God among us. The Zacharias Institute and Still Point now bring together voices from our diverse team of speakers and significant voices from the world of the arts.

At this event, unique speakers from our global team—including Ravi Zacharias, Vince Vitale, Jo Vitale, Nathan Rittenhouse, and Jill Carattini—will come alongside art historian Linda Stratford, president of CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) Cameron Anderson, and Philippe Rouault, the great-grandson of the late artist Georges Rouault. This conference will also offer a private reception for the current exhibit featured at Still Point, “Seeing in the Darkness,” featuring the works of modern artist Georges Rouault (1871–1958), who told the story of Christ with every creative image and word he put on paper. This is the largest exhibit of Rouault originals to the south and a first visit of Philippe Rouault of the Rouault Foundation to Atlanta.

Join us for a conference full of imagery and storytelling that will present the story of Christ as one both great in beauty and piercing, hopeful truth.

When:
June 1, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm

Where:
The Zacharias Institute
3755 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Speakers:
Ravi Zacharias, Vince Vitale, Jo Vitale, Nathan Rittenhouse, Jill Carattini, Linda Stratford, Cameron Anderson, Philippe Rouault (great-grandson of artist Georges Rouault).

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Cost:
$49 – In-person ($39 early bird)
$25 – Online individual
$99 – Online group

Georges Rouault, “Christ will be in agony until the end of the world.” The work of Rouault, on display at RZIM's Still Point gallery, is one of the art forms that will be used at this event.

Speakers

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Ravi Zacharias

Vince Vitale

Jo Vitale

Jill Carattini

Dr. Linda Stratford

Nathan Rittenhouse

Cameron Anderson

Philippe Rouault