I’ve been blessed to attend the L’Abri Conference in Rochester, Minnesota on several occasions, and Denis Haack’s sessions and lectures are always a highlight. Whether he’s talking about popular music or obscure films, I always leave his sessions with a renewed desire to seek out that which is Good, True, Beautiful, and Holy in the surrounding culture. Indeed, he has been a huge influence on how I approach my own coverage of music, film, video games, and other aspects of culture, be it here on Opus or elsewhere.

Needless to say, I’m very excited for the upcoming Ransom Fellowship Weekend that will take place Friday, October 22 through Sunday, October 24 at Zion Church. During that time, Denis and his wife Margie will be holding several workshops on a variety of topics.

Here’s the complete list of events:

  • Friday, 10/22, 7pm — ​“God, Image & Story: Film & the things that matter” — All are welcome to attend this session!
  • Saturday, 10/23, 8:00am-9:30am — Men-U — ​“Humanity and Technology: The meaning of life in science fiction films” — All men are welcome to attend this session!
  • Saturday, 10/23, 10:00am-3:30pm — Women — ​“The Journey of Disfigured Souls: A Quest for Truth and Beauty — All women college-aged and older are welcome to attend this session. Please pre-register in the Zion foyer on Sunday. Cost is $5 (lunch provided).
  • Sunday, 10/24, 9:45am — ​“Listening: Engaging our pluralistic world with the gospel” — All are welcome to attend this session!

A Facebook event page with more information can be found here. If you want to learn more about Denis and Margie, check out Denis’ blog and Margie’s blog.