Issue #3

PRAXIS MAKES PERFECT

How exactly do we understand the overlap of faith and art? We rounded up our favourite articles that explore this space and make up the Sputnik theology.

Hey, Artists: You Don’t Need to Justify Your Desire to Make Things

To make art is to be a human being, to be part of your culture and your community. If there's ever a reason to withdraw from that, waiting for theological permission shouldn't be it.

By Chris Donald Fri 22 Jun, 2018

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When good intentions create bad art

Purpose driven lives are commendable. Purpose driven art doesn’t work.

By Jonny Mellor Thu 13 Dec, 2018

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Kintsugi and the Art of Embracing Failure in Your Artistic Process

What difference might it make if we give ourselves permission to do things badly, or at least imperfectly?

By Sarah Ann Davies Wed 13 Jun, 2018

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Living with integrity makes for great, influential artists

Why your life outside your art matters, as much as your work

By Jonny Mellor Fri 28 Jul, 2017

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Francis Schaeffer identified a very real phenomenon, that is still with us

Much of what we have seen over the last thirty to forty years – for example, deconstructionism and suspicion of grand narratives – is a further outworking of Schaeffer's observations in the 1960s.

By Huw Evans Fri 23 Jun, 2017

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Lamentation: Should Heaven Know I’m Miserable Now?

The need for creative engagement with the unspoken shadows that are a part of everyday human life

By Joel Wilson Tue 16 Feb, 2016

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If art has a function, it is much broader and richer than the church imagines

Ally Gordon, from Morphe Arts, addresses the question of why there are so few Christians of evangelical faith on the national arts platform - and how we might change this.

By Ally Gordon Sun 27 Mar, 2016

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Art is the product of thought, practice and years of dedication

Talking about the thought, practice and years of dedication that go into art

By Jonny Mellor Mon 04 Jul, 2016

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Michelangelo, Character and Community

The tension between total dedication to art, and the working out of faith

By Huw Evans Tue 23 Aug, 2016

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Re-presenting our Communities

How to depict a community with fairness and accuracy?

By Luke Sewell Tue 06 Sep, 2016

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How do you make challenging art without causing people to stumble?

How to provoke, challenge and even offend in the right circumstances

By Jonny Mellor Mon 03 Oct, 2016

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So, What Do You Think Of My Work?

A simple guide to getting feedback

By Joel Wilson Fri 23 Sep, 2016

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Making Work That Requires Work

Making work that is difficult isn't necessarily being obscure or obtuse. It's what the prophets did.

By Jonny Mellor Fri 27 Oct, 2017

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