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.
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.
Purpose driven lives are commendable. Purpose driven art doesn’t work.
What difference might it make if we give ourselves permission to do things badly, or at least imperfectly?
Why your life outside your art matters, as much as your work
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.
The need for creative engagement with the unspoken shadows that are a part of everyday human life
The recent fire in the roof of Notre Dame, and the international reaction to the rebuilding project, raise questions about the social value of art. How much do our buildings matter – and how much should we prioritise their preservation?
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.
Talking about the thought, practice and years of dedication that go into art
The tension between total dedication to art, and the working out of faith
How to provoke, challenge and even offend in the right circumstances