ANVIL: journal of theology and mission

Welcome to ANVIL: a journal of theology and mission.

This issue: Mission and the arts: reflections from practitioners

Editorial

Welcome to ANVIL: a journal of theology and mission. This issue: Mission and the arts: reflections from practitioners

Editorial

Ian Adams – What truths are revealed when we prayerfully engage with a particular place? Ian explores how art and theological reflection collide in persistent presence.

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“The artist plots possible routes into the future.” David Benjamin Blower explores how the role of the prophet interacts with art, culture and communication.

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Chris Duffett explains art’s vital role in revealing big theological truths in simple, accessible ways.

Art and theology in lockdown

Theatre practitioner Rachel Griffiths explains how socially engaged artists can provide a space for anger to be expressed.

The art of anger

Shannon Hopkins asks questions about the role of creativity and art in a post-Christendom society.

How art opens doors

Priest and broadcaster Martin Poole explains how worship in a pandemic is a “both/and” experience for the church’s gathered, yet dispersed, body.

Online worship is an art

Sarah Flashman

“God is a creative God.” In this video interview, Rev Sarah Flashman explores what it means for creativity to be an integral part of God’s identity.

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Filmed in front of her installation on the For Art’s Sake conversations day, Lou Baker talks about the power of socially engaged work.

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In this interview, originally filmed at the CMS Pioneer Conversations Day 2020, David Benjamin Blower explores the common ground between the roles of prophet and artist.

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In this video interview, Martin Poole argues that we all need to be creative, but we don’t always make the time for it, and advocates ways to reignite our imaginations.

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Lou Baker

“But I’m not creative!” is one of the most common refrains heard by artists. So at the CMS Pioneer Conversations Day 2020, our interviewees explained why that’s simply not true.

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In this podcast interview Chris Duffett talks to Camilla Lloyd about art and mission.

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Katy Partridge

Autoethnographic video by CMS Pioneer MA student, Katy Partridge, exploring chaos as the start of new creation.

Agony births reality

CMS staff and mission partners reflect on helpful books and media that have shaped their own journeys of learning.

Book reviews

Links to past volumes of ANVIL, stretching right back to 1984. Many of these articles are now available online.

ANVIL archives

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