Should Christians Be The Most Creative People On The Planet? (Remix)

Years ago I saw a blog post entitled ‘Should Christians be the Most Creative People On The Planet?’ Unfortunately, as far as I recall, the post itself was pretty forgettable, but the question remained enticing to me. I’ve always found it interesting that Christians’ artistic output, in my lifetime anyway, has been on the whole…

The Art Of Not Knowing

The tension that can sometimes exist between the ‘Christian’ world and the ‘art’ world is something which will doubtless be familiar to readers of Sputnikmagazine. It’s no secret that the art that many Christians prefer and expect of their artists does not always correlate with the art those artists end up creating. Often, there is…

Revisiting Beauty and Art: An Update From The Vatican

As some of you might remember, we started the year with a discussion of beauty and art, and more specifically, of the place that the concept of ‘beauty’ has (or should have) in our artistic practice. I personally found it greatly illuminating to hear the reflections of such artistic behemoths as Ally Gordon, David Benjamin…

Ruth Chipperfield at Women In Business Expo 2017

In June, Ruth Chipperfield, an active member of Sputnik since about 2012, was one of the speakers at the ‘Women in Business Expo 2017’ at Birmingham Council House. One of the event’s goals was to showcase successful women-led businesses, and so as part of the fashion show, Ruth took to the catwalk to tell her…

Make A Scene

As a kid I became a little obsessed with guitar bands who looked a lot like lost lumberjacks. You know the look, torn jeans, plaid shirts and greasy hair. It was the early 90s and rock was boring. It was pompous, glamorous and all about showing off. Then came Bruce Pavitt. Bruce Pavitt turned my world…