The 21st century is rediscovering creativity with an explosion of creative content, from curated Instagram accounts to self-produced videos. But where do we find the roots of this essential human act? Megan and Michael go searching.
Creative acts – and creative people – have sometimes been given short shrift within evangelicalism. Creative work can be seen as less significant than the work of a pastor or evangelist.
But on the other hand, the Bible begins with an act of creation – the first and greatest of all creative acts. So Megan Powell du Toit and Michael Jensen ask, ‘Is creativity a waste of Christian time, or is it an essential vocation of the Christian?’
In pursuit of an answer, the WADR team talk to the artist and cultural thinker Makoto Fujimura, who has written extensively about the intersection between the creative and theology.
Then they finish with a look at a beautifully creative piece about a creative person – Oscar best picture winner CODA.
Makoto Fujimura’s new book, Art and Faith: A Theology of Making.
Less aggro, more conversation.
Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it.
There’s plenty of things they disagree on: free will, feminism, where you should send your kids to school and what type of church you should go to. But there are also plenty of other things that they have in common. They want to talk about all these things with conviction. But they also want the conversation to be constructive. Tune in to find out if that’s possible.
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