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a podcast about art, liturgy, spirituality | hosted by Stephen Proctor { projection artist & visual liturgist }

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    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

a podcast about art, liturgy, spirituality | hosted by Stephen Proctor { projection artist & visual liturgist }

    2.8 | AUDREY ASSAD & BRADY TOOPS { the unholy trinity }

    2.8 | AUDREY ASSAD & BRADY TOOPS { the unholy trinity }

    Artists have a way of seeing the unseen. Especially what is unseen to majority of society. Audrey Assad & Brady Toops are two people who definitely see what most others don't. And they're no longer afraid of sharing what it is they see. 

    Both have created & recreated careers in the liminal landscape that hosts the intersection of musical entertainment & leading worship. They share some raw & hilarious thoughts on who they used to be & where they find themselves today.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    2.7 | MAKOTO FUJIMURA { culture care }

    2.7 | MAKOTO FUJIMURA { culture care }

    Artist & author Makoto Fujimura illuminates the relationship between faith & art like no other person I've met.
    While "Mako" has one step in the art world, he has his other foot in the Church, speaking life into Her artists, adding color a black-&-white world of religion that has been stripped of beauty & visual theology.
    Mako is back to talk about the concept & practice of "Culture Care", something I believe both the Church & the culture at large so desperately needs in these divisive times. 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    2.6 | AARON NIEQUIST { the eternal current }

    2.6 | AARON NIEQUIST { the eternal current }

    When it comes to leading worship, liturgist & writer Aaron Niequist likes to swim in the deep end.

    Aaron has discovered the rich treasure of ancient Christian practices & the beauty of liturgical worship. And he's spent years experimenting with the concept of importing these ancient practices into modern worship settings. Through many successes & failures, Aaron has gleaned much wisdom, which he shares in his new book, "The Eternal Current: how a practice-based faith can save us from drowning". 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    2.5 | DANIEL HENDERSON { lost & found }

    2.5 | DANIEL HENDERSON { lost & found }

    With Daniel Henderson, the craic is always 90. That's Irish for "pretty great." Over the last few years, Daniel has become one of my closest friends. Legend has it he won the Irish Brewer's Cup & competed on the worldwide stage in Melbourne for World's Best Cup of coffee. He does make a pretty mean cup. A year later, that would lead Daniel set out with his friends to open up a cafe in Northern Ireland called "Lost & Found".

    • 1 hr 10 min
    2.4 | BISCUET { traveling to unlikely places }

    2.4 | BISCUET { traveling to unlikely places }

    Traveling the world is one of the main things that has inspired my creativity & shaped my worldview. In this episode, I sit down with longtime friend & fellow globetrotter Jonathan Smyth (aka "Biscuet") to talk about living overseas, traveling to unlikely places, & how that's affected the way we see the world around us. 

    • 56 min
    2.3 | MAKOTO FUJIMURA, KEIKO & OSAMU YANAKA { the liturgy of tea }

    2.3 | MAKOTO FUJIMURA, KEIKO & OSAMU YANAKA { the liturgy of tea }

    The practice of tea ceremonies is an ancient liturgy that dates back many centuries. More than a simple drink, tea has been used to welcome dignitaries, stop wars, & cloak Christians celebrating Communion in secret. 

    In June 2018, I joined illuminator Makoto Fujimura & a group of artists for a unique trip to Israel-Palestine. Our main objective was to perform Rikyū tea ceremonies in key "holy sites" throughout the Holy Land, bringing a spirit of peace & Shalom to this very conflicted land.

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

bengquist ,

Thank You

This podcast has been such a great find. I found it by accident looking for an artist I've been listening to and listened to the epiode with Tony Anderson and was hooked. Stephen has a way of finding people and him self talking about stuff I've been wrestling with. Thank you Stephen keep up the good work.

Aaron in NM ,

Needed conversations!

These conversations that Stephen is guiding is so needed in the American church!
Thanks for creating this space!

Baker-Bake ,

Sacramental reflections from Evangelicals

I love this Podcast. As a lifelong Pentecostal, who is now an Episcopal priest I enjoy listening to those who are reflecting upon historical expressions of Christianity through new eyes.

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