CERTAIN WORKS OF ART AFFECT US MORE THAN OTHERS.
Why is that? We believe that songs, TV, movies, books, or poems created to address the human condition connect with people on a deeper level—especially in an age of spectacle.
Love, Suffering & Creativity speaker Dustin Kensrue says it well...
"Much of our experience in this life is defined by some degree of suffering. Because of this, sometimes to love someone well means simply sitting with them in their suffering, entering into that suffering with them without offering hollow aphorisms, minimizations, or easy fixes. And this is true in the big things as well as the seemingly small. Whether someone didn't get the job they were hoping for or whether they just found out they have three months to live, our love is truly shown as we weep with those that weep.”
Love, Suffering & Creativity is 8 weeks away and we couldn’t be more excited. Our hope for this evening is to to help Christians, particularly artists and creators, understand why certain art - whether movies, TV, books, or songs - resonates more profoundly than others.
For each week leading up to the event on August 1st, we’ll be sharing work from speakers Dustin Kensrue, David Zahl, and Brett McCracken.
This week we wanted to share Dustin Kensrue’s new album, Carry the Fire, with a commentary by Dustin.
In addition, here's the album artwork created by our friend Jordan Butcher of Studio Workhorse, Inc.