Renew the Arts Podcast
By Renew the Arts
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Discussing and investing in the creative revival that is happening in the Church, to liberate Christian creativity.
||Clean2:10 — Mailbag for Season Two||Join your hosts, Justus and Michael, as they field your questions and discuss your comments from two seasons of the Renew the Arts podcast. What was our most controversial episode? What’s so great about raw milk? Were we wrong about Tolkien? Stay tune||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2:09 — What Do You Do with Good Art Made by Unbelievers?||Clearly, artists within the church need greater support from Christians, but what about artists outside the church? Should Christians support or receive art from unbelievers? And if so, how? Special thanks to Bryan John Appleby for allowing us to close||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2:08 — Are You Called to be an Artist?||Given the degree to which Renew the Arts supports art and artists, it might surprise you to hear Justus and Michael talking about how some aspiring artists should be discouraged from pursuing their dreams. In this episode, they pitch some practical idea||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2:07 — The Art of Prophecy||What do prophets have to do with art? Throughout the Scriptures, the prophetic calling is closely associated with the arts, especially with music, poetry, and prophetic theater. In this episode, Justus and Michael explore the way in which this close ass||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2:06 — What Do Church Buildings Say About the Church?||Does church architecture matter? Does it do anything more than house people and programs at the lowest possible cost with the potential side goal of attracting new members? Or should we be aiming higher and deeper? Justus and Michael discuss what our ar||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2:05 — Art as Hospitality||Why devote any time to craft? If the information being communicated is all that matters, wouldn’t the quickest, cheapest, most direct form of communication be best? In this episode, Justus and Michael are joined again by Rusty Hein to discuss why good||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2:04 — Art and Evangelical Gnosticism||Why does it seem like the same churches that dismiss the arts also tend to marginalize the material world and the other profound implications of the Incarnation? Is it possible the evangelical church has become overrun with Platonism and its rationalist||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2:03 — How Will Unbelievers Meet God?||Most unbelievers will not go to church, so it seems pretty obvious that the church needs to go to unbelievers. But is this done only through street preaching, personal evangelism, and apologetics? In this episode, Justus and Michael explore what we can||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2:02 — Collective Repentance and the Arts with Jesse Murray||Singer-songwriter Jesse Murray joins Michael and Justus to discuss his upcoming EP “Trail of Tears,” a collection of songs written concerning the historical and present relationship between Native Americans and the United States. Along the way, they||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2:01 — What is Art?||Never ones to back down from a challenge, your intrepid hosts Justus and Michael open up season 2 by tackling the age-old thorny question, “What is Art?” They are joined by Renew the Arts Creative Director Rusty Hein for this all-too-brief, but we h||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1:10 — Are We Overstating The Importance Of The Arts?||Are the arts as trivial and inconsequential in and for the church as their place in the Protestant church would seem to indicate? Being an arts organization, perhaps Renew the Arts has overestimated the crucial value of the arts in the church out of som||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1:09 — Shouldn’t Christians Be Better At Telling Redemption Stories?||Even though a redemption story composes the heart of every Christian’s personal history, so many quite talented Christian artists have found such stories sometimes impossibly difficult to tackle in fiction. In this episode, Justus and Michael discuss||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1:08 — Why So Many Christian Artists Are At Odds With The Church||Why does the contemporary church tend to reject its artists, and why do so many artists reject the church? Can we do anything about it? In the episode, Justus and Michael explore some of the bones of contention and roots of bitterness which keep so many||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1:07 — Go Bleep Yourself||If the church removed non-biblical restrictions on art, would that create too much freedom? How far is too far? Michael and Justus discuss how censoring yourself, as an artist and as a consumer, is a necessary component in ensuring that artistic liberty||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1:06 — Unified Does Not Mean Uniform||Along with our first-ever guest, visual artist Joe Goode, Justus and Michael discuss the crucial difference between seeking unity and seeking uniformity in the church. One crushes diversity, while the other necessitates it. How could the arts play a pa||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1:05 — Why Unbelievers Hate Christian Art||Why do most professional critics and unbelievers hate “Christian art”? Is it because they’re prejudiced against the Gospel? Should their opinions matter to Christian artists or Christians in general? On this episode of the Renew the Arts Podcast,||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1:04 — Politics is Downstream From Culture||The story most American Christians have believed concerning the national abortion epidemic is that, with Roe v. Wade, with a stroke of a pen, activist Supreme Court justices loosened the nation’s morals when they loosened the nation’s law. But the s||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1:03 — Why the Church Should Make More Ugly Art||On this episode of the Renew the Arts podcast, your hosts Justus and Michael will take you on a bracing conversational journey into what might seem at first like a strange topic—why the church should make more ugly art. What exactly do they mean by||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1:02 — Who Will Replace Billy Graham?||With the passing of Billy Graham, who is going to reach the next generation with the Gospel? It’s probably not who you think. In fact, it might not even be one person at all. In this episode of the Renew the Arts podcast, Justus leads the way in a dis||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1:01 — Two Biggest Lies Christians Believe About The Arts||Can art preach? Should it? For their first episode, Michael and Justus discuss the two biggest lies Christians believe about the arts: First, that all art by Christians must present the gospel. Secondly, that no art can present the gospel. Included at t||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a wonderful thought provoking podcast that really helps Christians look deeper into the meaning of the arts and it's role in the church and the world. I've learned so much by listening to it and have had to think through what I think of the arts. It also has affected how I decorate my house with art, what music I listen to and buy, and how I encourage and talk with other artists. I cannot wait for the next season!
Finally there are people putting into words what so many of us have felt for years. These guys approach topics with grace, scripture, and wisdom. This not just another podcast complaining. They’re actually bring hope to Christians and the arts
I'm so happy this is finally happening!
I've been wanting this for awhile, and then I heard other people saying they would listen to it too, and eventually it got around to getting did! Hopefully it's received as well as I think it should be.