13 Books to Cultivate the Christian Imagination
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by Dane Bundy
2M ago
Looking for some books to stir your imagination? You're in luck. Dane Bundy explores the idea of a Christian imagination and then highlights 13 books that will deepen it ..read more
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The Village (2004) and How it Illuminates the Christian Worldview
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by Dane Bundy
10M ago
My favorite film by M. Night Shyamalan is The Village (2004). I keep returning to it again and again. Have you seen it? If not, go rent it. In this episode of the podcast, I explore the The Village, looking at the ways it helps us understand the Christian Worldview. Get ready, we're going to dig into some theology as well.  ..read more
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The Three-Fold Task for the Arts
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by Dane Bundy
11M ago
Creativity in the Kingdom of God has a three-fold task: to delight, to discern, and to deliver. Over-emphasizing one of these three at the expense of the others can be dangerous. So let's dig into each of these tasks and seek to implement a balanced approach ..read more
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The Michelangelo Principle
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by Dane Bundy
1y ago
What can the story behind Michelangelo's sculpture of David teach us about creativity and life? A great deal. The idea is simple: constraints lead to creativity. But no one likes limitations. So, we need tools to move forward and inspiration to fight for the beauty that lies in front of us.  ..read more
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This Trojan Horse | First Reformed (2017)
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by Dane Bundy
2y ago
'First Reformed' was ranked as #1 of the Top 10 films of 2018 by a well-known Christian movie reviewer. Is this a great film for a thinking Christian? Is the filmmaker upholding or subverting the Christian faith? Pastor Brandon and Dane dive into these questions and more. (Warning: Spoilers in the episode.)  REFERENCED ARTICLES  Director Paul Schrader Test His Faith In 'First Reformed' with Terry Gross Paul Schrader on First Reformed: "This is a troubling film about a troubled person" by Alissa Wilkinson  PODCAST HOSTS Dane Bundy is president of Stage & Story and secondary p ..read more
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Rest and the Drive for Creativity
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by Dane Bundy
2y ago
Dane Bundy explores the relationship between rest and creativity, mixing personal narrative and cues from Solomon. Some of this material was previously published in a newsletter for Regents School of Austin.  For further reflection read 1 Chronicles 22:6-19.  See the pictures referenced in the episode here.  PODCAST HOST  Dane Bundy is the President of Stage & Story and the Director of Fine Arts at Regents School of Austin in Austin, TX.  ..read more
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Hamlet and the Echoes of God
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by Dane Bundy
2y ago
Dane Bundy dives into his favorite play of all time, "Hamlet," to find the ways that God and his Story echo throughout the work.  Section 1 - What are the echoes of God? (see Echoes of Eden by Jerram Barrs) Section 2 -  Hamlet's plot and story type Section 3 - What defines each act of the play? Section 4 - Following the echoes of God in Hamlet PODCAST HOST  Dane Bundy is the President of Stage & Story and the Director of Fine Arts at Regents School of Austin in Austin, TX.  ..read more
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When Constraint is a Path to Creativity [Recorded live at Winter Gathering]
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by emilee corral, Roger Duke, Eric Rutherford, Brandon McCulloch, Dane Bundy
2y ago
"Don't waste the pandemic. . . but let it enhance your imaginations." Dr. Roger Duke shares about John Bunyan and how his time in jail led to his great work of imaginative fiction -- "Pilgrim's Progress." Eric Rutherford continues the discussion about ways that constraint actually promotes creativity and offers some thoughts on how to cultivate our imaginations. This talk was recorded live at our Stage & Story Winter Gathering over Zoom and edited for time. Dane Bundy mentioned an interview with Marian Jacobs called, "Writing in the Cracks and Chunks: An Interview with Writer Marian Jacobs ..read more
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Cultivating the Imagination: Challenges and Solutions [Recorded Live at Winter Gathering]
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by Dane Bundy, Brandon McCulloch
2y ago
Pastor Brandon McCulloch shares challenges he sees the church faces in cultivating the Christian imagination, but he also offers some solutions. This talk was recorded live at a Stage & Story Winter Gathering held over Zoom.  HOST & GUESTS  Dane Bundy is president of Stage & Story and secondary principal at Providence Academy in Johnson City, TN. Find out more about Dane and Stage & Story at www.stageandstory.org. Brandon McCulloch is associate pastor at Calvary Chapel Twin Peaks and head of the Bible department at Lake Arrowhead Christian School. Find out more about ..read more
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What is the Christian Imagination? | A Dialogue with Pastor Brandon McCulloch, Chelsea Carrier, and Dane Bundy
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by Brandon McCulloch, Chelsea Carrier, Dane Bundy
2y ago
What is the imagination? What is the Christian imagination? How do we cultivate our imaginations? Listen to a dialogue between Pastor Brandon McCulloch, Chelsea Carrier, and Dane Bundy.  EPISODE OVERVIEW  |00:45| What is the imagination?  |14:00| How does Scripture help us understand the imagination?  |24:30| What is the Christian imagination?  |34:15| How can we cultivate our imaginations?  HOST & GUESTS  Dane Bundy is president of Stage & Story and secondary principal at Providence Academy in Johnson City, TN. Find out more about Dane and Stage & ..read more
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