12 episodes

A Christian artist hopes that God is working in and through her. But does this mean that her own voice and identity must be silenced? In this podcast series, Steve Guthrie (Belmont University) draws on the tenets of the Nicene Creed to develop a rich vision of the relationship between the voice of God and the voice of the artist.

The Artist's Creed The Rabbit Room Podcast Network

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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

A Christian artist hopes that God is working in and through her. But does this mean that her own voice and identity must be silenced? In this podcast series, Steve Guthrie (Belmont University) draws on the tenets of the Nicene Creed to develop a rich vision of the relationship between the voice of God and the voice of the artist.

    The Preposition of Love

    The Preposition of Love

    In this fifth episode, Steve and Drew discuss what it means for God to "speak through" us, the divine dignifying of the human voice, the unique character of particular musical instruments, the multiplicity of voices in the four gospels, and much more.

    This episode is based on Steve Guthrie's blog post "Spirit & Sound, Part 5: The Preposition of Love," which you can read at RabbitRoom.com.

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    • 32 min
    Sounding, Re-sounding, and the Antiphonal Shape of the World

    Sounding, Re-sounding, and the Antiphonal Shape of the World

    In this fourth episode, Steve and Drew discuss Gerard Manley Hopkins's poem "As Kingfishers Catch Fire," examples of antiphony in music (including Andrew Peterson's "Is He Worthy?"), the collaborative-yet-fragmented nature of meme culture, the inescapable human characteristic of resonance, and much more.

    This episode is based on Steve Guthrie's blog post "Spirit & Sound, Part 4: Sounding, Re-sounding, and the Antiphonal Shape of the World," which you can read at RabbitRoom.com.

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    • 37 min
    God in Motion

    God in Motion

    In Episode 3, Steve and Drew discuss the unlikely outworkings of Tolstoy’s theory of art in consumer culture, tensions between individualism and the social dimension of art, what the word “media” really means, the Holy Spirit as both gift and Giver, and plenty more.

    This episode is based on Steve Guthrie's blog post "Spirit & Sound, Part 3: God in Motion," which you can read at RabbitRoom.com.

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    • 44 min
    The Breath Between Us

    The Breath Between Us

    In Episode 2, Steve and Drew discuss the significance of breath in the murder of George Floyd, the phenomenon of Zoom fatigue and the exhaustion of words without breath, the shifting ways in which we experience music, and much more.

    This episode is based on Steve Guthrie's blog post "Spirit & Sound, Part 2: The Breath Between Us," which you can read at RabbitRoom.com.

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    • 44 min
    The Sound Breath Makes

    The Sound Breath Makes

    In Episode 1, Steve and Drew discuss sound as incarnational in an excarnational world, the dual American problems of loneliness and polarization, the vulnerability of speech, the voice as a glimpse into the soul, wind and breath as more than mere symbols of the Spirit of God, the human being as a musical instrument, and much more.

    This episode is based on Steve Guthrie's blog post "Spirit & Sound, Part 1: The Sound Breath Makes," which you can read at RabbitRoom.com.

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    • 52 min
    Introducing Season Two

    Introducing Season Two

    Season Two of The Artist's Creed begins Wednesday, May 19th. Over the course of six episodes, we'll explore the relationship between the sounding world and the Holy Spirit. We'll ask what we can learn about God through music, speech, breath, and voice, starting next week with "Episode 1: The Sound Breath Makes."

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    • 59 sec

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Thaddeus Chodd ,

Got a Need fo’ da Creed!

This has become of my listened to podcasts. The theological underpinnings of deep things are made of rough iron hewn out of a mountain and its fell goat. Every episode is one. And sometimes more. Whenever I need to be an artist, I will always come here to do so. Like Rocky, I jab the Creed with artistic punch and it smiles and punches back (but not Ivan Drago).

Notgreatbuttryin ,

Thoughtful, Faith-filled, Scholarly

Thank you for this inspiring & instructive conversation. I will certainly return to it!

Wrill Landie Meander ,

Subtle and insightful

Steve is such a good conversationalist, and I really admire the way he structured this season of interviews—each episode corresponding to an affirmation from the Nicene Creed. Every conversation ends up in surprising places and sheds new light on the intersection of art and faith. If you’re looking for some new voices to speak into your creative process, whatever your craft is, look no further! You’ll find some inspiration here.

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