GMW logoNovember 5, 12, and 19, 2017
Borwell Dining Room 11 AM – 12 PM
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611

FOR A THIRD YEAR, Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois, invites all who may be interested to join them for a series of three Sunday morning lectures themed God in the Modern Wing. This series of lectures and conversations is being hosted in partnership with CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts, and its aim is to explore the spiritual significance of modern and contemporary art in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Class Sessions

November 5 – Steve Prince, “Elizabeth Catlett + Charles White”
November 12 – Makoto Fujimura, “Mark Rothko”
November 19 – Linda Stratford, “Jackson Pollock”

Presenter Bios

Walter HansenG. Walter Hansen, Ph.D. is a member at Fourth Presbyterian Church and moderator of the God in the Modern Wing sessions. Walter received a B.A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College (1968) and a Th.D. from University of Toronto (1985). He is a scholar and theologian with more than forty years of ministry experience, both in the United States and abroad, as well as professor emeritus of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary (1995-2015). His major publications are The Letter to the Philippians (Eerdmans, 2009) and Galatians (InterVarsity Press,1994). His publication of Through Your Eyes: Dialogues on the Paintings of Bruce Herman (written with artist, Bruce Herman) (Eerdmans, 2009) demonstrates his interest in the relationship between the visual arts and theology.

Steve PrinceSteve Prince is a native of New Orleans and currently Assistant Professor of Art and Artist in Residence at Allegheny College. He received his B.F.A. from Xavier University and his M.F.A. in printmaking and sculpture from Michigan State University. An accomplished lecturer and preacher, Prince maintains that “we are all living epistles,” and aims to take his visual ministry to the streets, where art can serve as a bridge to help people find their way from brokenness to beauty.


Mako FujimuraMakoto Fujimura is director of the Brehm Center forWorship, Theology, and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary. An internationally known painter and writer, Fujimura most recent book is Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life (IVP, 2017). Fujimura served as a Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003 to 2009 and, in 1991, founded the International Arts Movement (IAM).



LInda StratfordLinda Stratford, Ph.D. is an historian of art and society. Her Millstone Prize article “American Art in France Following the Liberation” was published in The Journal of the Western Society for French History. She is founding director of Asbury University’s Paris Semester program where she teaches art history and French history and is co-author of ReVisioning: Critical Methods of Seeing Christianity in the History of Art.




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