Re-reading Schaeffer

It’s been over thirty years since I last read Francis Schaeffer’s The God Who Is There. Given that Schaeffer’s views and the book are part of the founding mythos of Sputnik I thought I should give it another read. I was interested to see whether the book was still relevant fifty years after it was…

A Taste Of The Sputnik Network

All sorts of artists are connected to Sputnik. I thought I’d compile a few of them in one place. Below is a selection of artists that we are featuring at an exhibition in Milton Keynes in June 2017, with a bit of an introduction and enough links to keep you occupied for quite some time….

Art As An Apologetic

Why should we care about the arts? What is their unique contribution to humanity? And even more importantly, what is their worth for those of us who follow Jesus?  These are questions that are asked by artist and non-artist alike. Artists, often questioning whether it’s worth bothering with the graft, both physical and emotional, that…

Cultural Disengagement & A Thin View Of Sin

Why does the modern evangelical church produce so few artists of excellence? Just to clarify- there are certainly artists who are Christians practising at the highest level in the arts (Scott Derrickson, David Eugene Edwards, Sufjan Stevens, Makoto Fujimura, Lecrae, Milton Jones, Michelle Williams, Frederick Buechner, etc). However, two things are noticeable. Firstly, there aren’t…