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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.

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    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 25 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.

    Kip Fox - Songwriter

    Kip Fox - Songwriter

    In this episode, Blake sits down with songwriter, Kip Fox. They discuss growing up around music, learning to create routines, and adapting as life changes.
    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.
    SHOWNOTES:
    Learn more about Kip's work at KipFox.com and CWLOnline.org.
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    • 34 min
    Joshua Keith - Metal Worker

    Joshua Keith - Metal Worker

    In this episode, Blake sits down with metal worker, Joshua Keith. They discuss how a show on the History Channel led him to pursue blacksmithing, the way he approaches his craft, and how what we create serves our neighbor. 

    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.

    SHOWNOTES:

    Learn more about Joshua's work at secondsonironwork.com

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    • 31 min
    David Zahl - writer

    David Zahl - writer

    In this episode, Blake sits down with writer, David Zahl. They discuss his journey into writing, the philosophy of writing from below, and the struggle with the inner critic.

    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.

    SHOWNOTES:

    You can follow David's work on MBird.com. 

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    • 43 min
    Scott "OZ" Osborne - Producer and Audio Engineer

    Scott "OZ" Osborne - Producer and Audio Engineer

    In this episode, Blake sits down with producer and audio engineer, Scott "OZ" Osborne. They discuss his early interest in audio engineering and music, his work as a drummer, audio engineering for television, and now his work producing for podcasts and radio. 

    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.

    SHOWNOTES:

    Christianity On Trial

    You Are Forgiven

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    • 44 min
    Amie Hollmann - Artist and Writer

    Amie Hollmann - Artist and Writer

    In this episode, Blake sits down with artist and writer, Amie Hollmann. They discuss her exploratory approach to creating, finding beauty in the ordinary, and her desire to show others through her work that they are seen, heard and loved.

    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.

    SHOWNOTES:

    You can follow Amie's work on twitter and instagram - @amiehollmann.

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    • 31 min
    Corey Witt - Guitarist

    Corey Witt - Guitarist

    In this episode, Blake sits down with guitarist, Corey Witt. They discuss his beginnings as a guitarist and how he stands out in a crowded field, leaning into his unique style and giftedness.

    The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships and Blake Flattley.

    SHOWNOTES:

    See more of Corey's work on YouTube, instagram, or thetonechef.com.

    Corey's podcast, "How the Soup is Made"

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 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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