This is a podcast for Christians with “secular” art careers.
You are a Christian. You create art. You work in “secular” culture. Even though these are all true about you, you are not completely at ease with all three living fully and effortlessly working with one another in the same space. This podcast is for you, because it’s time you got easy about it.
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18 – How’re you seeing what you see?
Perspective is not just about what you see, but how you see what you see. In this episode, Marlita Hill continues the conversation on patience and looks at how perspective helps us successfully navigate patience and fully come into the things God has promised us.
17 – Patience, Dear Watson
As artists in Christ, we experience harmony when we honor the faith walk, our artistic expression, and our career life and ambition. Since the just are supposed to live by faith, we need to understand what being a career artist looks like inside the faith process. This episode explores patience as an element of faith.
15- Thriving in difference
Sometimes it is hard for us, as Christians, to know how to address the differences we encounter among those around us who are not saved. Marlita shares her formula for tackling this issue in a way that respects freedom of choice, treats other with dignity and love, and allows us to maintain God’s standard.
12- It ain’t supposed to be this hard!
Hebrews 4:9 tells us that we should endeavor to enter God’s rest. But, grinding and hustling are part of being an artist. Marlita explores how these two ways of being work together by looking at what rest looks like as a Christian, when you’re on the career grind as an artist.
11- Why do you want it?
As career artists, it is natural that we want success in the various areas of our art life. Though there’s nothing wrong with that, and though God will assist us in that desire, Marlita challenges us to think hard about why we want it.
9- You won’t have to be a weirdo.
Saying yes to salvation is a simultaneous yes to co-laboring with God in His purposes for creation. Where does our career life fit in that? Marlita addresses the fear of what God might ask us to do, and how we may have to look if we allow God to use our career for His purposes.
8- The Ease of Intimacy
What does an all-in relationship with God look like? It starts with understanding that He did not call you to a career, calling, purpose, or church relationship. He called you to build a life with Him, in a relationship that permeates all areas of your life. Marlita looks at the all-in relationship and explores fears we have about what might happen to our career if we go all the way in.
6- I Do! To what, exactly?
Relationship is the starting point of harmony between faith, art, and career. The way we see our relationship with God impacts the way we see our life in art within that relationship. Marlita talks about relationship’s part in building harmony.
4- Let it go, Let them go
Christian art. Artist of faith. Artist who just happens to be Christian. What we call ourselves as Christians with “secular” art careers doesn’t really matter. But does it reveal something deeper about what we value, what we fear, and what we hope for?