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.
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