Luke 6:45: Here's the reference for that verse we were trying to find!
We have a conversation with our friend Kirsten about the fine line between edginess and integrity when you are creating art as a Christian, and in the middle of it all we end up talking about many other tangential topics, which is mainly the reason for the length of this episode. We also share a bit about what the Christian response to tattoos and piercings should be (one of Kirsten's favorite topics), cause, you know, body art.
Oh, and we have a new website. A real website this time. Christianartistshow.com!
We also referenced a lot of things in this episode, so bear with me...
God’s Not Dead: We talked a bit about this movie and the fact that it really wasn't all that great, but we didn't get into the specifics because someone already did that for us (and he did a much better job then we could have). So check out this video!
Son of God: We talked about this movie. And we don't recommend seeing it. But just in case you wanted to know more about it...
Exodus: Gods and Kings: We also don't recommend seeing this movie. At least if you get angry at horrible inaccurate movies about Biblical events.
Noah: Or this one.
Noah Score: But if you like film scores (like Caleb), you should check out this.
Oh, and just for reference, the story about the woman staking the man's temple is found in Judges 4: 21. Just in case you wanted to know...
Thou Shalt Not Judge?: Here's a fantastic video explaining the Bible's actual views on judging.
The Dragonlance Chronicles: Caleb recommends this fantasy adventure series, especially if you like classic Tolkien-esque fantasy. Lots of fun, lovable characters and epic adventure.
David Farland's Million Dollar Outlines: Caleb also recommends this fantastic book on outlining a novel. David Farland talks about the theory of stories preparing your brain for dealing with stressful situations in this one. Check it out!
The Rest Is Up To You: A fantastic Relient K song about being responsible for your own actions. We recommend it. And you'll probably hear us talk about Relient K a lot on this podcast. 'Cause we like them.
Us guys are joined by our good friend Becca Harper to talk about vulnerability, both in art and in life in general. We start off with Connor giving us the juicy details of the dream he had the morning of us recording the podcast, and that sparks a very interesting discussion on vulnerability and using personal experiences in art.
Shadow of the Colossus: This is arguably mine and Connor's favorite childhood game. With an amazing story, beautiful art, and heart-stopping gameplay, this is definitely a game worth checking out.
Relient K: We talked about some of our favorite Relient K songs, and as we said in the podcast, the fantastic song “Let It All Out” really fits with our topic, so we thought we’d put it in the liner notes.
If you want to check out AJ's Twitter, where he will eventually post awesome music, here ya go! @ACTIV8ER
And so begins the show! Caleb, Connor, and AJ talk about creativity--why we’re creative, ways to be creative, and how we can honor Christ with that creativity. A very general overview this week, but as the show continues, we’ll expound on this topic and many others like it. We also talk about the famous quote “preach the gospel, and when necessary use words” and whether or not that’s Biblical. Oh, and we also answer a “question” from a friend of the podcast.
Writing Excuses: Caleb’s favorite podcast, hosted by four of his favorite authors, and covering all sorts of tips and tricks in storytelling/creative writing. You’ll probably be hearing a lot of references to this podcast during the course of the show.
St. Francis of Assissi: Yes, we’re aware that Connor kept saying “Sir” Francis. And we’re also aware that it is “Saint” Francis.
WWUTT: One of our favorite YouTube channels, “When We Understand The Text”. Seriously, guys, they’re great, their theology is great, and their videos are ninety seconds long. You have no excuse to not check them out.
The Collection: One of Caleb’s favorite bands. You’ll hear more about them in the future. They have lots of free music on Noisetrade, so check them out! And if you like their music, buy their album “Ars Moriendi”. Caleb highly recommends it.