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May 28, 2015

008: Songs About Relationships Gone Wrong

It's just the Powers Brothers again this week, excited to talk about some of our favorite songs. We go through each song, explain some things about it and the artist that wrote it, and then play the song for your listening enjoyment. Then we review it, talk about what we liked musically and lyrically about each song, and delve into the theme across all four songs--relationships gone wrong. We hope you enjoy the ride!

From End To End: Our first song is a masterpiece from one of our favorite bands: Relient K. The title of this note has the link to the lyrics, but if you want to know anything about what we think about this song, listen to the episode!

To Start A Fire: If you follow the link, it will take you to not only the lyrics, but also the explanation given by Reese Roper that Caleb mentioned in the podcast. And here's the link to the home page of Five Iron Frenzy's website.

Hard Times: Our third song is one of Emery's new songs, from their most recent album that Connor has really been enjoying.

God, Drugs, & Sex: Our final song probably has you scratching your head. "What kind of title is that?" you might be asking. Well, bear with us. It's a great song. And here's Anberlin's website.

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May 21, 2015

007: A Conversation On Morality

It's just Connor and I today in the Room of Podcasting, having a conversation about morality. We discuss the concepts of good, evil, neutrality, and everything in between, and detail what we think about the "black and white" versus "shades of grey" argument among Christians. Just a heads up, we take a dive into a completely Christian-oriented topic today--not much about art in this episode. But that's mainly because we were very pressed for time in the recording of this episode. We'll do a second part on this where we talk about morality in art sometime in the future!

Verses: We referenced lots of verses today, such as Matthew 12:30Romans 141 Corinthians 7Isaiah 64:6Isaiah 5:20Proverbs 1:7Romans 6:1-4, and Romans 7:7-12

The Networking of Differences That Make A Difference: An awesome article on the unity of the church written by a Lutheran theologian by the name of Guillermo Hansen. 

You can find us on Twitter @Christ_art_show, on Facebook, or at our website.
May 14, 2015

006: God As Our Creator (And Questions!)

This week, Hannah and AJ are back with us to turn the tables and talk about God as the artist and what that means for our own creative endeavors. We also answer some listener questions!

Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends: Caleb and Connor recommend this fun, clean, and really silly cartoon. Yes, it's definitely quite weird, and some people might say a little too weird, but we don't really mind those accusations since we're really weird as well. 

Mormon Artists: One thing I think we as Christians get too hung up on, is the consumption of art made by people who don't share our beliefs. We should be aware of the art we consume, of course, but that doesn't mean we can't or shouldn't seek out novels, music, or films with different worldviews than your own. That being said, here are several Mormon artists that I really enjoy: Brandon SandersonDan WellsHoward TaylerThe Piano GuysLindsey Stirling, and Shaycarl

Verses: We referenced a few verses in this episode, but there are also several others we didn't get to that go well with the subject matter. Here they are! Genesis 1:1Genesis 1:27Psalm 8:3-4Philippians 1:6, and Romans 1:25.

You can find us on Twitter @Christ_art_show, on Facebook, or at our website.
May 8, 2015

005: The Ways We Experience Music

We have a full house on the podcast this week--Kirsten is back, along with our friends Emily and Hannah (and AJ sneaks back into the podcast in the middle of the episode)! It gets a little crazy, but we have a lot of fun, and we hope you do too. Our conversation this week centers around music, the emotions that surround it, and how we experience them. We share our music tastes, plus what we listen to when we're in specific moods or are doing specific things.

We mentioned lots and lots of cool musical artists on this episode, including EmeryThe Classic CrimeRise Against, and Sleeping At Last.

You can find us on Twitter @Christ_art_show, on Facebook, or at our website.