Brown Bag Lunch Series Continues with Cliff Thompson
Dr. R. Cliff Thompson, Freed-Hardeman’s director of theatre, is the next speaker in a series of brown bag lunches hosted by the FHU Department of Fine Arts. The presentation will be Thursday, Feb. 16, at noon in Old Chapel Hall.
Thompson’s presentation is titled, “Good Out of Nazareth: Do the Arts Have Value for the Disciple of Christ.” While critics might see artistic endeavors as a distraction from evangelism, Thompson hopes to convey the importance of Christians appreciating beauty. “God uses art, music, poetry, sculpture, dance and theatre to lavishly convey His will and His love. By understanding the call of the Bible through the arts, the Christian is better prepared for service,” said Thompson.
Thompson graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre. He also holds an MFA in directing from the University of Memphis and a PhD from the University of Mississippi. Thompson has been working in higher education for more than twenty years and has been at Freed-Hardeman University since 1996. Other professional accomplishments include serving as the chair for the Religion and Theatre Committee for the Southeast Theatre Conference and the Board of Directors for Christians in Theatre Arts.
The public is invited to attend the Brown Bag Luncheons.