Ep. 126: The Necessity of Christian Artists

“Stories are the language God wired our hearts to speak.” Singer-songwriter and author Andrew Peterson joins us this week to talk about art and why Christians who don’t consider themselves artists, need artists. Whether or not you think of yourself as someone who is creative (which you are), you’ll benefit from this important conversation.

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Two Ways to Enhance Your Art

The two ways to enhance your art as a Christian? Read your Bible and go to church. Here’s a shotgun of reasons why doing those two things will encourage you as an artist and enhance your art.

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Ep. 125: The Art of Listening to Scripture

The Reformation brought Bibles into the hands of everyday people (so good!), but did we then lose the art of listening to Scripture? We’re joined with Jonathan Bailey this week to talk about this. He and his brother are releasing Dwell, a new smartphone app that makes listening to Scripture easy and beautiful.

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Ep. 091: What Movies Should I Watch?

There are very few people that don’t enjoy watching movies/TV shows. It’s become such a normal and regular part of our lives. Throwing up Netflix on a Tuesday evening before you go to bed is just normal. Binge watching TV shows on a Saturday morning is normal. Now, because watching movies/TV shows has become so normal…

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Ep. 082: Art in the Church and World with Sandra McCracken

Art in the Church and World Long time singer-songwriter in the Christian world, Sandra McCracken, joins us this week to talk about art and faith, art in the world, and art in the church. The conversation covers things like, Why is the art of music and film (seemingly) the only main mediums used in church’s today?…

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Ep. 059: Jonathan Ogden of Rivers & Robots

Art & Jesus In our second week of looking into devotion, glory, and art, we chat with Jonathan Ogden – lead singer of Rivers & Robots. Jonathan tells us about the purpose of the music of Rivers & Robots and also the work they do at Set Sail. Set Sail is an organization that “aim[s]…

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Ep. 058: Devotion in Life with Zach Bolen

What Does Devotion Look Like in Life? Does a daily devotion look like a 30 minute “quiet time” in the morning or evening? Or does devotion seep out into all the aspects of the day? To talk about devotion in life this week we have the great privilege of chatting with Zach Bolen, lead singer…

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Ep. 052: Rethinking Worship Music

It’s a delight to be talking with songwriter and musical composer Cody Curtis (Psallos) this week on rethinking worship music. Cody, who has a doctorate in music composition, comes at music ministry with a great perspective – a perspective that may be lacking in the church today. Our conversation involves talking about the “blind follow…

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Ep. 045: Art, Faith and Josh White

Art, Faith and Josh White: Portland pastor and musician Josh White (The Followers, Pilgrim) shares his story, and also how he lives as an artist who is a Christian. Many artists are conflicted when it comes to their art and faith. Josh brings in a great perspective.

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Experiencing the Inch Worm

I believe that everything God created is good, therefore useful, and therefore important to experience.   Let me explain.   I recently had a conversation with Tom Breeden and Mark L. Ward, Jr. – the two authors of the book Can I Smoke Pot? Marijuana in Light of Scripture (great read by the way). They…

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What is a Christian Understanding of Art?

I’ve often heard that artists feel undervalued and underappreciated in the church – that is, in the body of Christ. My aim is to attempt to help bring some clarity in regards to art and faith. The question is, what is a Christian understanding of art? Now, I’m not crazy to think this question can…

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