11 episodes

The Art Within Podcast, hosted by filmmakers Houston Coley and Nate Sheppard, is a space dedicated to exploring ideas of art, community and spirituality and how all three of these things intersect in both the digital and physical realms. Join the discussion as Nate and Houston engage with current issues of creativity, the internet, the church, and culture in efforts to cultivate a community where listeners can connect and grow in our understanding of how art, faith, and people work together.

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The Art Within Podcast, hosted by filmmakers Houston Coley and Nate Sheppard, is a space dedicated to exploring ideas of art, community and spirituality and how all three of these things intersect in both the digital and physical realms. Join the discussion as Nate and Houston engage with current issues of creativity, the internet, the church, and culture in efforts to cultivate a community where listeners can connect and grow in our understanding of how art, faith, and people work together.

    S1E10: Cultivating Community in the Digital Era - What Have We Learned?

    S1E10: Cultivating Community in the Digital Era - What Have We Learned?

    SEASON FINALE! For this final week, Nate and Houston met up in-person in Atlanta to read listener responses to the show…and talk about cultivating community in the digital era, things we've learned from the first season, what podcasts can and can't do, and how to be hospitable and generous through art on the internet.

    Hope y'all enjoyed this season! Looking forward to having some guests in the next one.

    If you’d like to send us your thoughts, experiences, questions, stories, or random musings—you can record an easy audio message at SpeakPipe.com/ArtWithinPod, comment on the Substack thread, or email us at artwithinpodcast@gmail.com. We’re glad you’re here!

    Listen to episodes early on Houston’s Patreon.

    • 50 min
    S1E9: Why Art & Beauty Should Matter to The Church

    S1E9: Why Art & Beauty Should Matter to The Church

    Howdy and welcome back! This week, Nate and Houston talk about the alienation of artists in church, why beauty should matter in faith communities, the theology of new creation, the Bible as a work of literature and art, and lots more. It's full theology nerd mode, but we got some great responses to the discussion question too. Next week is the finale of season 1, so feel free to respond with anything you've learned, understood, or thought about the idea of "cultivating community in the digital era" while listening to episodes in these last few months!

    If you’d like to send us your thoughts, experiences, questions, stories, or random musings—you can record an easy audio message at SpeakPipe.com/ArtWithinPod, comment on the Substack thread, or email us at artwithinpodcast@gmail.com. We’re glad you’re here!

    Follow Houston Coley on Twitter.

    Follow Nate Sheppard on Twitter.

    • 57 min
    S1E8: What is Hospitable Art? And Why We Make Movies

    S1E8: What is Hospitable Art? And Why We Make Movies

    Apologies for the little hiatus in the last two weeks; the two of us had significant life events happen and needed to take a breather. This week's episode is almost like an uber-personal intermission for the season! Nate and Houston talk about their philosophy in filmmaking, what drives the art that they want to make, and how to be hospitable in the creative process. Thanks for tuning in!

    If you’d like to send us your thoughts, experiences, questions, stories, or random musings—you can record an easy audio message at SpeakPipe.com/ArtWithinPod, comment on the Substack thread, or email us at artwithinpodcast@gmail.com. We’re glad you’re here!

    Listen to episodes early on Houston's Patreon here.

    Follow Houston Coley on Twitter.

    Follow Nate Sheppard on Twitter.

    • 47 min
    S1E7: Gatherings, Groups, and Getting People to Show Up

    S1E7: Gatherings, Groups, and Getting People to Show Up

    "It's so hard to get anybody to show up for stuff."

    That's been one of the most frequent comments we've heard throughout the first several episodes of conversation around The Art Within Podcast. It's so hard to find community when people cancel last minute, schedules never line up, and relationships are flaky. Neither of us has all the answers, but we might have some experiences that can help. Thanks for tuning in this week!

    If you’d like to send us your thoughts, experiences, questions, stories, or random musings—you can record an easy audio message at SpeakPipe.com/ArtWithinPod, comment on the Substack thread, or email us at artwithinpodcast@gmail.com. We’re glad you’re here!

    Listen to episodes early on Houston's Patreon here.

    Follow Houston Coley on Twitter.

    Follow Nate Sheppard on Twitter.

    • 45 min
    S1E6: Humanizing Conversations on The Internet

    S1E6: Humanizing Conversations on The Internet

    Welcome back! This week's episode is all about conversation, debate, arguments, discourse, conflict, and other related words on the internet. Why is it so hard to have good conversations on the internet and how do we do it well? We didn't crack the code, but we definitely found some theories.

    If you’d like to send us your thoughts, experiences, questions, stories, or random musings—you can record an easy audio message at SpeakPipe.com/ArtWithinPod, comment on the Substack thread, or email us at artwithinpodcast@gmail.com. We’re glad you’re here!

    Listen to episodes early on Houston's Patreon here.

    Follow Houston Coley on Twitter.

    Follow Nate Sheppard on Twitter.

    • 54 min
    S1E5: The Gift Economy and The Generosity of Art

    S1E5: The Gift Economy and The Generosity of Art

    Glad to be back on schedule with episodes after taking a break for Easter last week! This week's episode is all about gifts; not just physical "presents," but also gifts of hospitality, time, presence, and how they lead to deeper and richer community.

    If you’d like to send us your thoughts, experiences, questions, stories, or random musings—you can record an easy audio message at SpeakPipe.com/ArtWithinPod, comment on the Substack thread, or email us at artwithinpodcast@gmail.com. We’re glad you’re here!

    Listen to episodes early on Houston's Patreon, on Apple Podcasts here, or Spotify here.

    • 47 min

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