Update: February 3, 2024
Shortly after my last update, and episode with author Brian Sexton was aired. I enjoyed geeking out on all things musical with Brian, and learned a lot through his story of faith, loss, and perseverance.
Since then, things have been pretty quiet on the podcast front. Our show is going through a season of transition, but two episodes hosted by me have recently been aired. They are both amazing conversations, and I'm thankful that they are available to you now. Click here to listen!
Rick and Stacie Kessler are a generous and kind couple from St. Louis, Missouri that have co-authored a book and run their own business, creating custom water bottles, including some for the band MercyMe! I encourage you to visit their website to create your own water bottle too…and they make for an amazing gift. (They were SUCH generous guests as they sent me a copy of their book and let my WHOLE family design their own water bottles as a thank you for the interview. Amazing!)
Estella Kirk is an amazingly talented young singer/songwriter, and I enjoyed hearing how God called her into her creative work. Her music is trendy and aimed right at the heart of teens…so be sure to check out her music and share it with the teens in your life. The projects we discussed while recording our episode are well underway, as well as Estella’s move to Nashville! Keep an eye out for this talented rising star!
Please pray for the future of the podcast as we navigate this season of transition. Being a host and enjoying the amazing conversations with creatives all over the world has been a privilege, one in which I would delight to continue in if the Lord wills.
Update: June 30, 2023
Being a host for the Creatively Christian Podcast has opened the door for some pretty amazing conversations, and these latest episodes were so fun to share with everyone!
Here is a summary of my latest episodes:
- Author, coach, and speaker Allen Arnold discussed the call of creating with God and spoke on managing distractions and our obsession with achievements. So encouraging!
- Thailand-based theater teacher and musician Gersom de Koning shared about generating cinematic-style music, the power of connections on YouTube, and using AI to generate cover art. I learned SO much from Gersom!
- Songwriter and recording artist Katy Weirich spoke about overcoming the fear of sharing, how she developed her beautiful music videos, and how God used the hardship of depression for good. Katy was inspiring!
- Swedish novelist and super-fan of the podcast, Anneli Wahlstedt, discussed how God used the craft of writing to draw her to Himself. I love Anneli's story SO much!
Upcoming episodes will be with author/podcaster Brian Sexton, authors/entrepreneurs Rick and Stacie Kessler, and singer/songwriter Estella Kirk. I look forward to revisiting each conversation and sharing them with everyone!
Click this link to my podcast website to get connect with these conversations and more! ALSO, let me know if you have a guest suggestions for me!! I'd love to connect with anyone seeking to glorify God through their creative pursuits.
Update: December 12, 2022
The Creatively Christian Podcast continues to be a blessing in my life, in that I get to have encouraging conversations with amazing creative people from every corner of the world!
Here is a summary of my latest episodes:
- Author Luke Aylen graced us with inspiring stories of how God called him into writing. He also read from one of his books at the end of the episode…leaving me wanting to revisit his lovely stories.
- Aaron Everitt and I chatted about the creativity of business, and enjoyed marveling at the gift it is to serve one another through our creative work…echoing the act of service of God Himself.
- My latest conversation was with author Mesu Andrews. I loved getting to know Mesu and hear how God called her into writing…a journey of hardship that I’m still marveled by.
Upcoming episodes are with author Allen Arnold (amazingly encouraging man), drama teacher and songwriter Gersom de Koning (from Thailand), the talented singer/songwriter Katy Weirich, author Anneli Wahlstad (from Sweden), and author/podcaster Brian Sexton. Whew! Love this line up of amazing people!!
Click this link to my podcast website to get connect with these conversations and more, and I pray you feel inspired and encouraged in your creative work through listening in!
Update: September 9, 2022
I continue to enjoy this "little" side project, and have had some amazing conversations since my last update. Here is a link to all of the conversations I've had, and here are some highlights from my recent episdoes:
Allen C Paul (Jazz Musician and Podcaster, Florida): we chatted about encouraging and serving others through our creative pursuits.
Delwyn McKenzie (Composer and Music Teacher, New Zealand): we talked about her journey of faith and creativity while following God's lead through uncertain times.
Rick Norris (Composer and Author, California): we chatted about his speculative Christian fantasy book series that incorporates music and art into his storytelling process.
Makoto Fujimura (Artist and Author of "Art + Faith: A Theology of Making"): we talked about the opportunity we have to honor our brokenness through our making...this conversation was pure gold.
Brenna Milleville (Creator of Elly & Grace, a Christian Apparel Company): this was a fun conversation about how she was called into her work, and how God has grown her confidence.
Susan Hoekstra (Musician, Author, and Podcast Host, Michigan): we got to chat about the differences between validation and affirmation, the gift of collaboration, and how judgement can affect our creative work.
Joy Dame (Singer/Songwriter, Florida): my co-writing friend, Joy, and I got to talk about how God has opened doors through collaboration.
Coming up next are conversations with UK fantasy fiction author, Luke Aylen, creative encourager, Aaron Everitt, and Old Testament Christian Fiction author, Mesu Andrews.
Be sure to subscribe to wherever you enjoy podcasts, and your reviews would help us spread the word on this amazing show!
Update: January 28, 2022
Theophany Media's Creatively Christian Podcast just celebrated its 1st birthday, and we celebrated by joining our team of hosts together for a LIVE Q&A episode. It was a lot of fun, and we dug into some great conversation.
I will be archiving my hosted podcast episodes from 2021, but for now, they are all still on the ready through the Podcast link here on the website.
My latest conversation was with songwriter, Wendell Kimbrough. He is a Psalms settings specialist, so our church family has sung some of his music. And...let me just say...he TOTALLY reminds me of our worship pastor, Joel. It is kind of interesting how similar they are! I enjoyed our conversation so much, especially what he said about "moving toward community" in our creative work. That encouraged me a lot, and spurred me on to continue in the work God has called me to, right here in south central Alaska.
Future episodes from me include a conversation with Allen C. Paul, creator of the God and Gig's Community, and New Zealand musician, Delwyn McKenzie. This podcasting gig sure feeds my need for conversation and connection! Want me to interview someone on the show? Toss some ideas my way!!