Sun-Walking: Intergenerational Art-Making and Shared Humanity
The poet, artist, activist and Trappist monk Thomas Merton once wished that he could figure out a way to tell people that "they are all walking around shining like the sun." He wanted to unlock in each person, and across significant differences, a sense of belovedness and shared humanity. In this workshop, we will explore together various practices of intergenerational communal art-making that might enable us to break down unhelpful barriers between generations, between people with varying abilities, and between action and contemplation. Great option for those who are looking for ways to connect youth the "graying" church and community.
Marcus Hong is a child of God and a cultivator of worship who has served in
congregations, new worshipping communities, college chapels, and youth groups for
20 years. He is the director of field education, chapel worship coordinator,
and assistant professor of practical theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological
Seminary. He directs the seminary's Sun-Walking Fellowship, an initiative that seeks to encourage intergenerational art-making in congregations. Originally from Salt Lake City, UT, Marcus is a lover of long hikes, good movies, fantasy literature, poetry, and songwriting. He and his wife Sarah have their hands blessedly full raising two precocious children.