The Artist's Creed

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The Artist's Creed is a conversation between art and theology hosted by Steve Guthrie, professor of Religion & the Arts at Belmont University. Each episode gives attention to the distinctive vision of a particular artist, then brings that perspective into conversation with the distinctive vision of reality set out in the Christian faith as articulated by the Apostles' Creed.

Season 1 | Episode 6

Episode 6: “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.


Season 1 | Episode 5

Episode 5: “Holy Spirit”

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.


Season 1 | Episode 4

Episode 4: “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?


Season 1 | Episode 3

Episode 3: “Creator of Heaven and Earth”

In this episode, Steve Guthrie talks with fantasy author Helena Sorensen about what it means to escape into literary worlds and the importance of the unseen.


Season 1 | Episode 2

Episode 2: “I Believe in God”

Steve interviews his colleague, Dr. Donovan McAbee, about what it means to believe in God in dialogue with the poetry of Charles Simic.


Season 1 | Episode 1

Episode 1: “I Believe”

In this episode, Dr. Steve Guthrie talks with Dr. Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson about the Nicene Creed’s phrase “I believe” in dialogue with the life and writings of George MacDonald.