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How does creativity intersect with our spirituality? Conversations with artists to explore our humanity and spiritual identity through the integration of art and faith.

Art & Faith Conversations Libby John

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    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

How does creativity intersect with our spirituality? Conversations with artists to explore our humanity and spiritual identity through the integration of art and faith.

    Season 8 EP 6: Art in Advent

    Season 8 EP 6: Art in Advent

    Bette Dickinson returns to the podcast to talk about the inspiration for her series of paintings in her new book, Make Room in Advent: 25 Devotions for a Season of Wonder. Bette appeared as a guest on the podcast in Septemeber to tell us about the book. In this episode we dive deeper into why the Church needs to integrate more art into spiritual practices and how art actually makes room in our lives for God to speak. We discuss right and left brained church and artists as being essential workers in leading others into deeper, more meaningful spiritual lives. The book is available to order anywhere books are sold.
    At the end of the episode Bette leads a visio divina practice and a breath prayer.
    To view the painting for the visio divina, text "wonder" to 55444 or click Visio Divina
    Bette Dickinson
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    • 45 min
    Season 8 EP 5: Spiritually Formed Through Art

    Season 8 EP 5: Spiritually Formed Through Art

    Phaedra Jean Taylor is a visual artist exploring the disciplines of encaustic painting and watercolor. She is inspired by ideas of play, journey, memory, and belonging which we discuss as being healing concepts in her spiritual journey after being raised in a thrid generation Jehovah's Witness family. Her art making is hard to describe without hearing her incredible conversion story when she met the real Jesus for the first time while studying art in college.
    Raised on the rocky shores of northern Scotland til she wast thirteen, her family then transplanted to Texas, where she learned to love open spaces and quiet landscapes.
    She completed her BFA in sculpture at the University of North Texas, where she was also awarded the Most Outstanding Student in the Visual Arts award. She interned at the Chinati Foundation, in Marfa Texas, shortly thereafter where she was profoundly influenced by spending hours in the company of the works in the collection.
    Phaedra and her husband, Anglican priest and theologian, David Taylor, have been collaborating reecently to make creative liturgical resources for families and others that pair images and prayers to meditate on.
    https://www.phaedrataylor.com
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    • 55 min
    Season 8 EP 4: Liturgies to Light the Way

    Season 8 EP 4: Liturgies to Light the Way

    Co-authors, Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore, recently released their first book,
    Liturgies for Hope-Sixty Prayers for the Highs, Lows, and Everything in Between.
    Hear the story of how the prayers orginated as anchors of hope for their church in NYC in 2020 at the height of the pandemic to becoming a published book. The liturgies include everything from the ordinary moments of life to the dark days of the pandemic and act as guardrails to beauty as the authors descirbe it. Hear the origin story of their friendship and collaboration, the doubts and struggles they've had in their own prayer lives and don't miss the Liturgy read at the end.
    Audrey Elledge lives in New York, where she works at SparkNotes and serves at Church of the City New York. Audrey is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize and the Virginia Beall Ball Prize.
    Born and raised in Louisiana, Elizabeth Moore now lives in New York, where she works at Penguin Random House and serves with the Church of the City New York creative team.
    To order the book:
    https://www.amazon.com/Liturgies-Hope-Prayers-Everything-Between/dp/0593442806
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    • 43 min
    Season 8 EP 3: The Invitation to Create

    Season 8 EP 3: The Invitation to Create

    Rachel Marie Kang is an author and poet releasing her frist book, Let There Be Art: The Pleasure and Purpose of Unleashing the Creativity within You.
    The book serves as an invitation to create right where you are and dispels the myths that art is reserved for only an elite few. She explores the ordinary acitivities of life such as cooking, play, silence, and laughter and invites readers to discover the creativity within all of us  and encourages us to create right where we are with what we have. Rachel is a NY native and founder of The Fallow House. She has a degree in English with Creative Writing from Nyack College and has contributed to Chrisitianity Today, Provers 31 Ministries and (in)Courage. 
    Let There Be Art is avaialbe for pre-order with bonuses and a release day of Oct. 11. See link for details https://www.rachelmariekang.com/lettherebeart
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    The podcast is an extension of an arts collective that creates spiritually formative resources through embodied expressions.
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    • 46 min
    Season 8 EP 2: Art & Spiritual Warfare

    Season 8 EP 2: Art & Spiritual Warfare

    Mike Yeager, executive pastor, producer, and songwriter at Awaken Chruch in San Diego talks about thier newest project, Move of Heaven. Mike received his PHD in structural engineering and spent time in Florence, Italy studying cultural heritage and structural assessments of buildings and monuments. We discuss how his heart was drawn back to the church and then to music when the church wanted to respond to the tumultous, cultural times with writing songs. 
    Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning Stephen Blake Kanicka(Kanye West, for KING & COUNTRY) and mixed by David Cook(Chris Tomlin, Shawn Mendes), Move Of Heaven pushes the artistic envelope with a modern pop, sonic landscape mixed with spiritual warfare anthems, leaning deeply on faith to drive action.
    Find Awaken Music: https://awakenmusic.com
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    • 41 min
    Bonus Episode: My 9/11 Story

    Bonus Episode: My 9/11 Story

    On 9/11 I was flying home to the United States from Switzerland when the pilot came on the intercom and said we'd be landing in Newfoundland due to attacks on the U.S. I share my story every year in written from so decided to put it in audio form on the podcast. It is one of hope and mercy on one of the darkest days in history. Please consider a dontation to the podcast to help continue the production of these episodes and continue to share our stories with one antoher. 
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    Email: artandfaithconversations@gmail.com

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

famvy ,

Reflections

Libby’s podcast holds up a mirror and a window into the lives of those who serve and work in their daily walk. Her thoughtful questions and responses echo the light she finds in those interviewed. We all benefit from that shine. Thank you, Libby. This work is so so good.

Inspiration for Creatives ,

Soul Nourishing for Artists

Libby’s podcast has been such good soul food for my soul to spur me on in my creativity. I am inspired and encouraged by each episode as I listen to artists sharing their journeys.

Her benedictions and words to us artists has helped me remember my “why” behind my art and keep going even in the face of internal and external resistance in my work.

I am so grateful for this podcast, because as one guest suggests, there are few spaces where artists of faith feel like we can be fully ourselves - as those often operating on the margins, the art and faith podcast creates a space of hospitality to welcome our full selves. I am so grateful for Libby’s voice and this space in the world!

kwillis91 ,

Love these conversations!

This is a great place to find fantastic conversations about the intersection of art and faith

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