Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts, Free for CAPC Members
In Imagine, Steve Turner proposes that Christians ought to learn to understand art better and should feel able to participate in the arts more freely.
As beings living a finite life on planet Earth, we are well aware of the way time constricts our work. We have a limited amount of energy before we must take time rest. We have competing responsibilities that mercilessly devour our days. We create work that is important yet likely to be replaced by newer voices and perspectives within a few years or so. And we post our work to social media that is forgotten within minutes. We create within the context of time but often with an eye on the potential for eternal impact and influence.
In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson continue their new series called The Creative Process by inviting baker and theologian (and Christ and Pop Culture staff writer!) Kendall Vanderslice to a conversation about art’s temporal nature. Kendall shares about her work that is made only to be consumed and how she frames the temporal nature of her work. Such constraints are important in today’s world, as we all are creating work that is in some sense “consumed” and temporary. Conversation touches on the practice of your craft, the value of investing hours to hone your skills and become an expert, and the liturgical nature of repeating the same creative acts day in, day out. Listen in for dialogue on issues like these as we process the temporal nature of art and the creative process, then continue the conversation on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or in the CAPC members-only community on Facebook.
We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God by Kendall Vanderslice
Theme music by Maiden Name.
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