Creativity and the arts have a powerful role to play in helping shape our cultural narratives. Many Christian artists seek to use their gifts to help shine a light on injustice, spark an emotional connection with complex issues and help shape change in their communities. As Christian writer and performance poet Joel McKerrow expresses, “creativity has this ability to cause people to not put up their defenses straight away, to tell a story that draws people in…it gets under people's skin, it gets under their defenses and speaks to this heart space.”
Joel McKerrow, writer and performance poet
One Planet, performance poetry for the Live on One Planet campaign by Tearfund and Common Grace.
Interview on No Place Like Home podcast, #30 Art might save us with Joel McKerrow
Deb Mostert, painter
“Just an artist” addressing climate justice
Luke Vassella is a singer songwriter living on Bundjalung country in Lismore NSW since 1995. His multi award-winning collection of original songs span over a dozen albums. He plays his atmospheric alt-country folk usually as a one man band at weddings, parties, barbecues, markets, churches, pubs and community gatherings. Luke has contributed songs for a number of Common Grace prayer vigils including the School Strike 4 Climate, September 2020 and Earth Overshoot Day, March 2021 where he performed the song 'Were You There' written for this prayer vigil reflecting on Job 38. Find out more and listen to this song here.
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