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Welcome to The Craft where we explore various vocations through the lens of artistry, theology, and culture. Each week we invite guests to sit down with us to discuss their craft as we explore the how and why of what they create.

The Craft 1517 Podcasts

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Welcome to The Craft where we explore various vocations through the lens of artistry, theology, and culture. Each week we invite guests to sit down with us to discuss their craft as we explore the how and why of what they create.

    Ryan Flanigan - Songwriter

    Ryan Flanigan - Songwriter

    In this episode, Blake sits down with songwriter, Ryan Flanigan. They discuss his development as a songwriter and worship leader, what he's learned from the communities that he has served, and the release of the latest Liturgical Folk album, Matins & Vespers.
    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.
    SHOWNOTES:
    liturgicalfolk.com
    Here We Still Stand Regional Conference
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    • 41 min
    Jessica Thompson - Author and Speaker

    Jessica Thompson - Author and Speaker

    In this episode, Blake sits down with author and speaker, Jessica Thompson. They discuss how the encouragement of others, has helped her to keep writing, the ways in which individuals bring their many gifts together to serve the larger community, and how writing has shaped the way she thinks.
    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.
    SHOWNOTES:
    jessicathompson.co
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    • 35 min
    Alex Navarro - Pianist and Music Director

    Alex Navarro - Pianist and Music Director

    In this episode, Blake sits down with pianist and music director, Alex Navarro. They discuss the influence the church had on him as a young musician, the importance of developing relationships with others in the band, and how the cities he's lived in have shaped the way he approaches his work now. 
    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.
    SHOWNOTES:
    alexnavarromusic.com
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    • 50 min
    Caleb Keith - Podcast Producer

    Caleb Keith - Podcast Producer

    In this episode, Blake sits down with podcast producer, Caleb Keith. They discuss his path into podcasting, the importance of listening, and his desire to serve his neighbor through his work. 
    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.
    SHOWNOTES:
    Support the 1517 podcast network.
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    Order The Christ Key at ChristKeyBook.org
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    • 42 min
    Timothy Jones - Percussionist

    Timothy Jones - Percussionist

    In this episode, Blake sits down with percussionist, Timothy Jones. They discuss the challenges of moving across the world to pursue your craft, the need to adapt, and developing as a performer.
    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.
    SHOWNOTES:
    You can learn more about Tim at unlvpercussion.com and watch him introduce and play the marimba in this TEDx talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llo0U3y8hQ8).
    Support the 1517 podcast network.
    1517.org
    Order The Christ Key at ChristKeyBook.org
    REVIEW THE SHOW:
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    • 37 min
    Andrew Cagle - Filmmaker and Farmer

    Andrew Cagle - Filmmaker and Farmer

    In this episode, Blake sits down with filmmaker and urban farmer, Andrew Cagle. They discuss the philosophy to the approach to farming at Elmwood farms in Dallas, TX, and the connection we as people have to creation.
    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.
    SHOWNOTES:
    Learn more about Andrew at AndrewCagle.com and explore the farm at elmwoodfarm.co.
    Support the 1517 podcast network.
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    REVIEW THE SHOW:
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

workaday servant ,

Fantastic show

Thanks so much for the inspiring, encouraging, and edifying episodes! I really enjoy each one, especially learning a bit more about the folks interviewed and how they serve our Lord in the every day of life.

The Inklings 2.0 ,

Vocation for the Average Joe

This show is an inspiring and relieving oasis of creativity every week.

I’m a worship pastor, and one of the things that informs much of my ministry is the ability for every person’s vocation to be an outlet of worship and ministry. Taking the everyday, ordinary things of our lives, no matter how mundane or individualistic, and framing them as the gifts God has given us for our benefit and his glory is a message everyone needs to hear. When we’re in a world that tells us we have to be the best all the time, the community of artists that this podcast provides, who share the struggle we all go through to the make our craft, whatever it may be, better, is an uplifting gift that images the Kingdom of God around us so much better than anything we can ever be sold through the mainstream media.

God bless you, Blake Flattley, for Communion Arts and for your desire to see worship given back to the people by God’s gracious gifts.

ReverandTony ,

Great stuff

Love hearing different artists talk about their vocation.

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