Portrait of Terry Glaspey

CU welcomes award-winning faith and arts writer

by Madi Cannon, Public Relations Writer


Christian writer and speaker Terry Glaspey will visit Cedarville University Nov. 6-7 for a two-day event about faith and art, sponsored by three Cedarville University departments: English, literature and modern languages; art, design and theatre; and music and worship.

The writer will present two workshops on faith and art, both at 7 p.m., in the Dixon Ministry Center Recital Hall. Both sessions are free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing in the Recital Hall lobby.

Glaspey works for Harvest House Publishers and has written more than a dozen books, including “75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know” and “Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis.” He has spoken nationwide about the importance of the arts in the Christian faith.

“Glaspey will help us appreciate the role art should have in our lives,” said Dr. Scott Calhoun, professor of English. “Even if you don’t feel especially creative, everyone can benefit from an encounter with art, whether it’s with literature, music, film or the visual and performing arts.”

Glaspey’s first workshop, “Faith and Arts: A Cloud of Creative Witnesses,” on Monday, Nov. 6, will examine the rich heritage of artists, musicians and writers who have reflected their Christian faith and engaged culture through their work.

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Glaspey will present “Faith and Arts: Art as Contemplation,” which will explore art’s role in promoting spiritual growth for individuals and communities.

He will also teach a master class while on campus for students in the sponsoring departments, focusing on developing a career as a Christian artist.

“Christians are called to be creative people, and we express our faith in different ways,” commented Calhoun. “I think Glaspey will help us appreciate and value the artistic talents we have all around us in our Christian communities.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.