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  1. I’ve only recently discovered this podcast but I absolutely LOVE it, and, in particular, this interview which was thought provoking, honest, refreshing. Thank you for this podcast. I’m looking forward to catching up on all the back episodes.

  2. Similair to Denise, I recently found this podcast.
    Its such a great alternative to all the sci-fi, concept art podcasts ive been listening too.
    Love it,
    I especially like Mr. Turner’s interview. I liked the discussion about good and evil, and was happy to hear Mr. Turner talk about God and the Bible. I feel its 1 in a million artists, who believe in the Bible and the God thereof.

    Awesome stuff!

  3. It was refreshing to hear Ray talk so freely about human depravity (the theological concept) and your powerful story from Argentina as an illustration of it. Some artists have used their gifts to depict the ugly side of human behavior without talking with enough clarity about the hope that outshines the darkness. (For the hope concept, I would emphasize God’s choice as described in Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians chapter 2). Something that changed my life while in art school was Paul’s Letter to the Romans chapters 1 – 3, where it discusses just how all people fall far short of the glory of God because of total depravation, but that we are freely granted the gift of righteousness (goodness, holiness, peace, and a clean record before God) by faith alone in Jesus Christ. I love when artists get that and are able to articulate it in whatever way or time they are given to do so. It definitely makes both the light and dark of art meaningful, because human darkness highlights the power of the free gift of light, the message the Creator has woven into all of creation. It is also what we creators (with a small “c”) are constantly depicting in our art (dark vs. light), whether or not we can acknowledge it. Let an artist paint a perfectly flat gray canvas, yet the light that shines on it will create a natural value gradation, again telling us that we live in a world that depends deeply on illumination from outside and above us for our sense of sight to function. I find these things deeply fascinating and inspiring. Thanks for doing this interview! (though it was done years ago and I’m only now hearing it.)

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