Today, Nate Risdon talks a bit about the role of the artists as poet-prophets in our worshipping communities, and he challenges worshipping communities to learn to hear artists' voices.
Nate mentions the Level Ground organization as an example of the kind of prophetic witness artists can be. To learn more about their work, visit their website.
The music backing Nate today is all music used in The Tree of Life, a film by writer/director Terrence Malick, which Reel Spirituality is screening on Friday, November 7, 2014, at 7 PM in Travis Auditorium. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Fuller Professor of Theology and Culture Dr. Rob Johnston, Chief Film Critic for Variety Justin Chang, and critic for Christianity Today Brett McCracken. More info can be found here.
The songs featured are:
"Snapshot from the Island" by Tibor Szemző
"Funeral Canticle" by John Tavener
"Morning Prayers" by Gia Kancheli