Series 1, Episode 7
If an artist visited your church, how would they know they'd be welcome? How does a congregation become a place known for its hospitality to artists? How can church leaders foster ministries that nurture artists, so that the arts become not simply a fun add-on or gimmick, but an integral part of the life of the church?
In this episode, we talk about five things we've seen churches do to start to become more artist-friendly places.
S1 E7: How does a congregation become a place known for its hospitality to artists—and make art an integral part of the life of the church?
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.
After a short (and unexpected!) break, Speaking with Joy is back. Listen to this podcast to hear about Joy’s summer book club, live Speaking with Joy events near you, and more. Be sure to spend this summer with Joy!
The modern world is both overstimulating and excessively boring. In this episode, featuring Boredom expert Dr. Rebekah Lamb, we explore the social, literary, and spiritual dimensions of boredom. I promise you will not find this episode a bore.
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.
Is the modern world disenchanted? My hunch is that the cosmos is not any less wondrous, mysterious, or enchanted than it was in the twelfth century. The world is not disenchanted, we've only grown blind to its wonder.
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S1 E6: Hans Boersma, John Skillen, Junius Johnson, and Brian Brown discuss sacred art and how to bring it back into our places of worship.
What if there is a golden string running through each Narnia story, so that they hang together like pearls on a necklace… or like planets in the night sky?
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.