skip to Main Content

Re-creation

EPISODE: 77

Re-creation

with Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit

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.


SHOW NOTES

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.

LINKS

Makoto Fujimura’s new book, Art and Faith: A Theology of Making.

ABOUT WADR

If you’d like to help Michael and Megan continue to deliver With All Due Respect each fortnight, why not make a donation?

With All Due Respect is the podcast for The WADR Project.

With All Due Respect is a proud member of the Undeceptions Network.

 

UNDECEPTIONS SINGLE SERIES

SUBSCRIBE TO UNDECEPTIONS PODCAST

SEND US  A QUESTION

Oh boy, does John love questions. So don’t be afraid to send them in. At the end of each season we dedicate an episode or two for John to answer all your burning questions about Christianity. Want to know something more about a previous episode? Or perhaps you’ve got a question about faith that you’ve been struggling to find an answer for?
Let us know here.

or send us an email

Back To Top
Become an Undeceiver