CCL Open Night 6 - Beauty?

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CCL Open Night 6 - Beauty?

  1. 1. Beauty?How to enjoy beauty and keep it ordinary…<br />CCL Open Night 6<br />
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  14. 14. The survey …<br />
  15. 15. The survey …<br />1. How do beauty issues affect you on a daily basis?<br />2. How do you navigate beauty-culture when you're at your best? What do you find helpful?<br />
  16. 16. The survey …<br />1. How do beauty issues affect you on a daily basis?<br />2. How do you navigate beauty-culture when you're at your best? What do you find helpful?<br />3. At your worst, where does it get you down?<br />4. What's the best you've read or seen on this?<br />5. Where does Christianity fit in?<br />
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  22. 22. #bodyimage<br />
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  24. 24. Beauty research<br />
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  26. 26. The reality of beauty<br />
  27. 27. The reality of beauty<br />Genesis: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel<br />
  28. 28. The reality of beauty<br />Genesis: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel<br />Esther 1:11 & a Persian obsession: ch. 2<br />
  29. 29. The reality of beauty<br />Genesis: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel<br />Esther 1:11 & a Persian obsession: ch. 2<br />1 Sam. 9:2: Saul’s impressive height; 16:7 ‘man sees what is visible, but the LORD sees the heart.’ Yet 12:12, David also beautiful …<br />
  30. 30. The reality of beauty<br />Genesis: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel<br />Esther 1:11 & a Persian obsession: ch. 2<br />1 Sam. 9:2: Saul’s impressive height; 16:7 ‘man sees what is visible, but the LORD sees the heart.’ Yet 12:12, David also beautiful …<br />Abigail, Bathsheba, Abishag the Shunammite(1 Sam. 25:3 2 Sam. 11:2 1 Kgs 1:4)<br />
  31. 31. The reality of beauty<br />Genesis: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel<br />Esther 1:11 & a Persian obsession: ch. 2<br />1 Sam. 9:2: Saul’s impressive height; 16:7 ‘man sees what is visible, but the LORD sees the heart.’ Yet 12:12, David also beautiful …<br />Abigail, Bathsheba, Abishag the Shunammite(1 Sam. 25:3 2 Sam. 11:2 1 Kgs 1:4)<br />Ps. 45:11 ‘a love song’: ‘the king will desire your beauty’ … <br />
  32. 32. The reality of beauty<br />Genesis: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel<br />Esther 1:11 & a Persian obsession: ch. 2<br />1 Sam. 9:2: Saul’s impressive height; 16:7 ‘man sees what is visible, but the LORD sees the heart.’ Yet 12:12, David also beautiful …<br />Abigail, Bathsheba, Abishag the Shunammite(1 Sam. 25:3 2 Sam. 11:2 1 Kgs 1:4)<br />Ps. 45:11 ‘a love song’: ‘the king will desire your beauty’ … <br />Entire Song of Songs: man celebrates the woman’s beauty.<br />
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  34. 34. ‘all i want to be is beautiful.’ - female blogger.<br />
  35. 35. ‘Through every possible medium, the female consumer is urged to improve her image, enhance her beauty, change her look, develop herself in some way for the better. The message is always the same—buy this product and you will feel happier and consequently your life will be better. Nonsense? Yes, and we fall for it every day.’ - Alison Sweeney<br />
  36. 36. ‘You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear. ’ (NIV)<br />‘You have become her daughters as long as you do what is good and never let fears alarm you. ’ (NRSV)<br />‘You have become her children when you do good and aren't frightened by anything alarming. ’ (HCSB) - 1 Peter 3:6<br />
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  38. 38. www.theillusionists.org<br />
  39. 39. Elena Rossini (‘The Illusionists’):<br />‘Almost 50 years ago, French philosopher Guy Debord wrote The Society of the Spectacle. In the book, he spoke about a consumer society obsessed with and drugged by spectacular images. It was eerily prophetic. The central importance that appearance has taken in our world is at the core of this film.’ <br />
  40. 40. Elena Rossini (‘The Illusionists’):<br />‘Almost 50 years ago, French philosopher Guy Debord wrote The Society of the Spectacle. In the book, he spoke about a consumer society obsessed with and drugged by spectacular images. It was eerily prophetic. The central importance that appearance has taken in our world is at the core of this film.’ <br />‘The preoccupation with physical beauty is as old as time; what is different today is the central role that the pursuit of the perfect body has taken. It has become our new religion.’<br />
  41. 41. The dark side of beauty<br />... misleads men and women alike (Prov. 6:25, 11:22, 31:30)<br />‘halo effect’: ... we gravitate to and think well of the beautiful<br />University of Regenseberg study:<br />www.beautycheck.de <br />
  42. 42. ‘The more attractive the presented faces were, the more successful, content, friendly, intelligent, sociable, accessible, exciting, creative and busy the persons were estimated. <br /> ‘The opposite applies to unattractive faces: The more unattractive the faces were the more negative characteristics were attributed to the person.  <br />‘The correlation between attractivity and positive personality characteristics is very high (correlation coefficients between 0.70 and 0.90!).’<br />
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  44. 44. ‘Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.’<br /> - Edward Gibbon<br />
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  48. 48. Antidote 1: beauty!<br />
  49. 49. Antidote 1: beauty!<br />‘whoever sneers at beauty as if she were the ornament of a bourgeois past can no longer pray and soon will no longer be able to love’ – von Balthasar<br />
  50. 50. Antidote 1: beauty!<br />‘whoever sneers at beauty as if she were the ornament of a bourgeois past can no longer pray and soon will no longer be able to love’ – von Balthasar<br />When we see the beauty, truth and goodness of Jesus Christ, beauty in all its forms is given back to us … Jenny Ihn<br />
  51. 51. Antidote 2: thankfulness <br />1 Tim. 4:4-5 <br />For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.<br />
  52. 52. Antidote 3: character<br />Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2when they see your respectful and pure conduct.  <br />3Do not let your adorning be external – the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear – <br />4but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.  <br />5For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,  6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. <br />And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.<br />1 Pet. 3:1–6 ESV <br />

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