Thursday, May 25, 2006

Art n Soul podcasts

"The sons of Issachar understood the times; knew what God's people should do...and all their brothers submitted to them." (1 Chronicles 12:32).

The most pressing need of our times may well be Jesus-followers in the tribe and spirit of Issacahar. To understand the times...our posttmodern times or whatver you choose to call it (I like David Dark's "this weird moment in history"); to discern what the church should do. I would indeed submit to these wise brothers and sisters. But I don't know enough yet.

Mark Deraud, artist and culture-watcher is a forerunner among them. He is an artist and painter; he also has a calling to engage the church in listening prayer; and to embrace the arts and creatives. He attends our weekly citywide pastors/leaders prayer meeting,and often thanks us for "putting up with him," and "letting him come."

The truth is he might need us; but we need him more.

Mark pioneered a group called Art N Soul, which is, well, I'd better let him tell you in a minute. He even does it in fifty words or less at the top of the interview.

To introduce you, here is a very valuable podcast/inteverview with Mark by Keltic Ken of KRDU, as well as an actual recording of an Art N Soul gathering at our church.

Enjoy! Wrestle!


  1. Thanks for the link. Hey I have that same picture above my desk.

  2. You have the links to the recordings switched. I haven't listened to either all the way through, but they sound good so far.


Hey, thanks for engaging the conversation!