Date: October 7-8, 2022
Just outside of Washington D.C. at Dominion Christian School
20747 Lowe’s Island Blvd.
Sterling VA 20165
More than once the Psalmist expressed his intense desire and resolution to see God's face, even complaining that God hid his face from him. On His part, God told the Psalmist to seek His face. In at least one place, the worshipper and the worshipped came together: "Seek ye my face;... Thy face, Lord, will I seek." On the other hand, He told Moses, with whom He spoke face to face, that "Thou canst not see my face, for there shall no man see me and live."
The past couple years have reminded us how important is the human face. We are the image of God. Does masking the face mask that image? Have we lost more than we realize?
Some people argue that a baby seeks its mother's eyes even before it seeks to be fed. And no wonder, because a face, especially the eyes, communicates. It accepts and rejects; it approves and condemns; it welcomes and denies; it dances and it mourns.
Will you please come and reflect with us on the face of God, especially in the light of nurturing the souls of our children and students who live in the light - or the shadow - of our faces.
*Schedule is Subject to Change
Plenary I: 9am - 10:30am - Andrew Kern - Thy Face of God, I will Seek
Plenary II: 11am - 12pm - Dr. Vigen Guroian - "The Grammar of Our Lives and the Fairy Tale Stories that Bring It Alive."
Lunch 12 - 1:30pm
Breakout Session 1: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Breakout Session 2: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Panel Q&A: 4pm-4:45pm - Dr. Christopher Perrin, Heidi White, Tracy Lee Simmons, and Monique Neal
Plenary III: 9am -10:30am - Tracy Lee Simmons - How To Make Faces: The Adults we Seek in the Classical Classroom
Breakout Session 3: 11am-12pm
Lunch 12pm - 1:30pm
Breakout Session 4: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plenary IV: 2:45pm - 3:45pm - Joshua Gibbs - "Teaching Fiction to the Image of God"
Panel Q&A and Closing Remarks: 4pm-4:45pm - Katerina Kern, Dr. Matthew Bianco, and Joshua Gibbs