Believe to See Podcast
The podcast of the Anselm Society Arts Guild. Join host Matt Mellema and a rotation of guests at the digital pub table for conversations about art and faith. “Some things have to be believed to be seen." -Madeleine L'Engle
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In the afterglow of Marvel's Avengers saga, Baylor professor Junius Johnson joins the table to talk about the moral landscape of the films, and their enduring legacy.
When a technical glitch deletes their regular episode, Matt and Danielle decide to continue their endless debate about whether Harry Potter's larger world makes sense.
What happens when artists marry each other? Two artist couples--the Denmarks and Sorensens--join the table to discuss the benefits and challenges of being married to another artist.
What are Christian Inspiration books? How does the market shape them? Why do ignorant men like Matt have no idea what they are? Author Evangeline Denmark, editor September Grace, and Matt's wife Danielle join the table to figure it out.
It's Marcus' last show before he moves to Portland. Before leaving the table, he shares his journey as an artist, and his final music recommendations. Also, Matt presents a sonnet he wrote in honor of Marcus' beard.
The pub table is buzzing with unanswered questions. What makes a good detective story? Can it ever be great literature? Why have so many Christian authors been fans? Author Sarah Pottenger joins the table to crack the case.
How should we respond when horrible people make art that we love? Megan McCluskey and Amy Lee join the table to discuss.
Writer Amy Lee returns to the pub table to talk about the perils of safety, and the sometimes-crazy lengths we go to shield ourselves and our children from dangerous art.
Taking a page from CS Lewis’s famous essay, Church Historian Blake Hartung joins the table to discuss the joys and benefits of reading ancient literature.
Mandi Hart is the president of Cave Pictures Publishing, a new line of comics for the “spiritually inclined.” She joins the table to talk about the unique power of comics, and their role in modern myth-making.
The combined Anselm podcast hosts stick around to talk a broad range of arts and faith topics--everything from whether art should be "useful" to whether Pilgrim's Progress is actually bad.
The whole Anselm digital pub gets together for a special event as Matt and Marcus meet up with the hosts of "Speaking with Joy" and "Redeemed Imagination."
As winter begins, Marcus and Matt talk about works of art they used to love. Matt also hands out his first annual "Ralphie Awards" for the (too) many Christmas specials he watched this year.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what books or movies would you bring with you? And why do people always ask that?
Anselm novelist Mandy Houk joins the pod to talk movie adaptations: what makes a good one, and why she thinks the Narnia ones missed the cut.
In which Matt and Marcus pick their favorite Halloween books and movies, and show the Great Pumpkin that their podcast is the most sincere.
Author Sarah Clarkson shares the blessings of a reading life from her new book, “Book Girl,” and convinces Matt and Marcus that they should be book girls too.
Should artists outline their work ahead of time, or let their creativity carry them as they go?
Anselm artists compete to assemble history's most interesting pub table!
The Rabbit Room's Pete Peterson on his upcoming stage adaption of the classic novel and the forgotten themes behind the monster.
Sarah Arthur shares her forthcoming book, “A Light So Lovely,” which explores Madeleine L’Engle’s complex spirituality.
Is there still any value in a humanities major? Purdue’s Case Tompkins makes his case.
In this World Cup special, Mere Orthodoxy's Jake Meador explains U.S. soccer culture's many lessons for artists.
On the Believe to See podcast, Michelle Hindman makes a case to revive the lost art of hagiography.
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