The First Bedford Passion Play in over 30 years

Phil Mardlin, together with his wife Harri, heads up the theatre companies LifeBox Theatre and Stagewrite. He is also a member of The Kings Arms Church in Bedford and this year was responsible for putting on the first Passion Play Bedford’s seen in over 3 decades. And here’s how it happened… Bedford’s last Passion Play was…

Theaster Gates, Windows and Mirrors

For some time, I have had a nagging concern that there is a tendency for Christian artists to create art that simply holds a mirror up to the viewer, reflecting to them a reality that they already know. Shouldn’t our art instead be a window for the viewer to look through, on to a reality…

Shaping Art To Shape Lives

In case you’d missed it, Sputnik’s tagline is ‘because thought shapes art and art shapes life’. We exist to encourage artists to create art that helps to shape the thinking of the people around us and even start to remould our culture into a more Jesus honouring sort of shape. But how can we do…

Art and the glory of God (Part 2: How does art function in the kingdom of God?)

So, whereas talking of ‘Christian art’ may be simplistic, there are Christian approaches to making art. At the end of our last post, Ally Gordon, contemporary artist and co-founder of Morphe Arts, suggested that a good starting point is the question ‘how does art function in the kingdom of God?’ Here’s his answer… The apostle Paul…