It’s a big year for the Rabbit Room Podcast Network! We’re launching another brand new show hosted by Matt Conner: Call It Good, a limited series of conversations with authors, artists, and pastors about creative confidence and the invitation before us to join with the Spirit in the act of re-creating the world. In this introductory episode, Matt Conner tells us about where his idea for Call It Good came from and what he hopes to offer through this collection of conversations. Read on for a word from Matt about the show.
Our identity as humans is rooted in being co-creators, in participating alongside the work of the Spirit who is, even still, hovering over that which is dark, that which does not exist, that which is a void in order to bring forth something beautiful. Most of us have no problem with this, that the Genesis narrative presents a poetic model for us to follow.
However, it’s the last section of the cycle of creation that stumps most of us. Even if we can wrap our minds around what it means to create just as we were created, that we are all invited and equipped to bring something from nothing and light from darkness, it’s this closing reflection that trips us up.
What does it mean for something to be 'good' in the first place? What is behind our hesitancy to extol the beauty of the work of our own hands? What is lost when we hide what has been created in the name of humility?Matt Conner
The creation narrative we’ve been handed over the centuries involves more than just the creation of something. It also includes the hanging of an unseen banner over it. It’s hanging over all of us as created beings. It calls us good.
After living with these two competing scenes, the ones with my embarrassed son and the confident musician, an idea emerged to explore this reticence further.
Introducing Call It Good, a new short-series podcast from the Rabbit Room that will expand on this idea. What does it mean for something to be “good” in the first place? What is behind our hesitancy to extol the beauty of the work of our own hands? What is lost when we hide what has been created in the name of humility?
Call It Good will feature a diverse set of creators who will open up about their own creative work and their ability (or inability) to call it good. We’ll also ask them to invite us into their own works that are truly excellent to serve as examples for us all.
Our hope is that this series of intimate conversations will provide vulnerable yet trusted companions for you to do the same—to begin to listen to what the spirit might ask you to bring forth and that you can complete the cycle of creating it by sharing it with joy for the rest of us. Welcome to Call It Good.
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