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June 18, 2015 00:31:48
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10: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

This week on the show: The Powers brothers answer all of your questions, go on random tangents that have nothing to do with your questions, and have a blast while doing both. We talk about everything from what our favorite places to read are to advice for a mother of teenage boys. Welcome back to the podcast--we've missed it, and we're excited for you to listen in to another weird conversation from teenage Christian boys talking about art. The Verse We Thought Was In Romans: It's actually in 1st Timothy, but that's okay. It's still a great verse, and you should look at it. My Shameless Plug: Check out Caleb's website! He posts about cool things every day over there.     LINKS:Podcast Website YouTubeTwitch ChannelPatreon CampaignCaleb's WebsiteDiscord ...

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9

June 04, 2015 00:28:30
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9: King David, Musician

It's just Caleb today, because of a crazy week and a last-minute recording session, but that won't stop an episode of the Christian Artist! Caleb talks about King David and the way he wrote music, and shares some parallels from his own life. He also listens and talks about a song about David performed by Chris Tomlin.We apologize for the popping sound you're undoubtedly going to hear throughout this episode--Caleb had a momentary lapse of judgement and recorded the entire episode without a pop filter. Facepalm. Facepalm, indeed. The Story: An abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel. Caleb hasn't read it himself, but has heard a lot of good things about it. Check it out! Music Inspired By The Story: A fantastic album filled with songs performed by many different Christian artists. Caleb loves it. Definitely give it a listen.      LINKS:Podcast Website YouTubeTwitch ChannelPatreon CampaignCaleb's WebsiteDiscord ...

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8

May 28, 2015 01:14:50
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8: 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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7

May 21, 2015 00:36:35
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7: 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 12:30, Romans 14, 1 Corinthians 7, Isaiah 64:6, Isaiah 5:20, Proverbs 1:7, Romans 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.      LINKS:Podcast Website YouTubeTwitch ChannelPatreon CampaignCaleb's WebsiteDiscord ...

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6

May 14, 2015 00:56:02
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6: 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 Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, The Piano Guys, and Lindsey Stirling.  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 1:1, Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-4, Philippians 1:6, and Romans 1:25.     LINKS:Podcast Website YouTubeTwitch ChannelPatreon CampaignCaleb's WebsiteDiscord ...

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May 08, 2015 00:34:42
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5: 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 Emery, The Classic Crime, Rise Against, and Sleeping At Last.     LINKS:Podcast Website YouTubeTwitch ChannelPatreon CampaignCaleb's WebsiteDiscord ...

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