LeAnne Martin
Christians in the Arts

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Craig Detweiler on the Sacred in Film and Culture

Here's an interview I found interesting called "Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century". John Moorehead talks to Craig Detweiler, co-director of the Reel Spirituality Institute, associate professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, and author of A Matrix of Meanings and his latest, Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century.

Coming soon: new interviews with an actor, a director, a poet, and a gallery owner

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Rosemary Rutland: Arts Enthusiast

Occasionally, I interview arts enthusiasts. Today I'm featuring Rosemary Rutland, a certified personal chef and certified pastry culinarian. As a personal chef, Rosemary teaches cooking and baking classes, creates dining memories for special occasions and makes multi-meal service for a broad range of clients. She also enjoys singing, playing her guitar and traveling. 

LeAnne: Do you think Christians should care about the arts? Why?

Rosemary: Art is beauty inspired and created by God and through God for us to enjoy. Beauty is all around us in many forms--we must choose to recognize it. One man's "beauty" is often ignored by another. Art and beauty are very personal choices. As Christians, I believe we should care about art and its expression. All things come from God and art is no exception.

LM: Why do you love the arts? Have you always loved them?

RR: My parents took me to plays as a child and I have always loved music. I enjoy art and the older I get the more I appreciate different mediums and ways of expression than I did before. For instance, I always loved watercolor but now I appreciate sculpture too. I think I appreciate the arts more each year and the importance of them in our world.

LM: Do the arts impact or enhance your daily life? How?

RR: Yes, the arts inspire me. I am in awe of the gifts that God gives to others in playing an instrument, writing songs, singing, acting, painting, photography, and creating what is in their heads and in the world around them. I spend lots of time listening to music when I am working, and my husband and I just became members of the local art museum.

Coming soon: an actor, a gallery owner, a director

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Replay: Jill Pelaez Baumgartner, Part 2

Today I'm concluding the replay of last year's interview with Jill Pelaez Baumgartner--poet, professor, scholar, and editor. Enjoy.

Coming soon: an actor, a director, a novelist, and more!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Replay: Jill Pelaez Baumgartner, Part 1

This week, I'm replaying my interview with Jill Pelaez Baumgartner. Jill is a poet, an author, a professor of English, a dean, and more. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Replay: Alice Bass, Part 1

This week, I'm pulling from my archives to bring you my interview about creativity with Alice Bass, who is a writer, creative consultant, and award-winning actress.

Coming soon: a novelist, actor, and dancer

Friday, August 08, 2008

Replay: Robert Benson, Part 3

Today is the last of my 3-part interview replay with writer Robert Benson.

I've got several great new features coming soon!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

Replay: Robert Benson, Part 1

I'll soon be celebrating my 200th post and my 2nd anniversary of this blog. I've been privileged to talk with dozens of fascinating artists and art enthusiasts over the past two years. I love to bring you fresh material every week, so much so that I forget about the treasure trove of features I've already done. This week, I'm going to replay one of my many favorite interviews--this one with the writer Robert Benson. Enjoy.

Coming soon: a novelist, an actor, and a dancer

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