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Dr. Jeremy Begbie is Coming to San Antonio

Those of you who attended Transforming Culture: A Vision for the Church and the Arts, a conference on faith and the arts put on by HCI in partnership with several individuals and organizations, will remember Dr. Jeremy Begbie who spoke on the relationship of the Church and artists.  His message deeply touched the hearts and minds of everyone in the room, and his unique style of lecturing from behind a piano was like nothing we'd ever seen before.  (Watch the video of his talk here.)

Dr. Begbie is the Director of Duke University's Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. He teaches systematic theology and specializes in the interface between theology and the arts; in particular, the interplay between music and theology.  Inspiring both the musician and the non-musician, the pastor and the layperson, the theologian and the seeker, he uses music to explain Kingdom Truths about Hope, the work of the Holy Spirit, the beauty of uniqueness, and much more.

Hill Country Institute is pleased to partner with the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas's Commission on Liturgy and Music to bring Dr. Begbie to San Antonio for a one-of-a-kind lecture series in February.  Titled "More Than Meets the Ear:  What Does Music Have to do With God", the conference will feature Dr. Begbie and his captivating lectures on the unique ways in which we can know and express God through music.


$25 online

$35 at the door


Friday, Feb. 6

7:00 - 8:30 pm   Lecture and Demonstration/Q&A

Saturday, Feb. 7

9:00 - 10:00am   Breakfast and book signing

10:00 - 11:30am   Lecture and Demonstration/Q&A

11:30am - 1:30pm  LUNCH  (on your own)

1:30 - 3:00pm   Lecture and Demonstration/Final Q&A

You can learn more about Dr. Begbie online at and on YouTube by searching Jeremy Begbie.  The Right Reverend Michael Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, interviewed Jeremy prior to a lecture he gave at Duke.  You can get an idea of his unique teaching style and powerful message in this short video:

2014 Year of Laying Down Stones

2014 - It has been a very good year.  "Aslan is on the move."  We at Hill Country Institute want to thank all of you for your interest and support of the work we do.  This year has been amazing as we've stepped into some new areas we felt God was calling us to, and you all have been tremendously supportive.  Thank you.  We'd love to share what we've been up to this year . . . (click on title below to access the story)

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More Than Just Another THING

We've all been bombarded with messages about buying, buying, buying.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday: your chance to score that great deal on some THING to spend more money on.  Today, December 2, we're reminded about the power of our dollars to make a difference in someone's life, to bring change, to impact our communities.  It's #GIVING TUESDAY!  Today you can celebrate GIVING by supporting Hill Country Institute.  Your donations help us put on events to help Christians engage the people around them with the heart and mind of Christ and online resources to provide ongoing education and inspiration. Our C.S. Lewis events, arts conferences, the Vibrant Dance of Faith & Science,  Conversational Sundays, the Hill Country Institute Live radio program, and the HCI Live Podcast—all are made possible from your generous gifts.  Thank you for considering making a gift to Hill Country Institute this month (and beyond!)  it's easy!  Just CLICK HERE.

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