The Man Who Read with His Mouth Closed (And the Spirit Who Didn't)
In this final episode of Season Two, Steve and Drew discuss the relative novelty of reading silently, our text-oriented society, the inward connotations of “spirituality,” recommendations for incorporating the “out-loud-ness” of scripture into spiritual practices, and much more.
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 …
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…
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 …
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 & Soun…
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 m…
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 …
“The Resurrection and the Life of the World to Come”
Steve Guthrie and Sandra McCracken discuss the relationship between music and silence, cultivating a posture of receptivity before God, and how creativity and play prepare us to enter into the New Creation.
Steve Guthrie and David Dark discuss the generative, boundary-confounding work of the Spirit in wider culture, using the career of U2 as a jumping off point.
“Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord”
Steve Guthrie interviews Pete Peterson about the unique gift of theater as an incarnational, embodied art form—what can this physical enactment of story teach us about the way God has chosen to tell his story?