The Joy of Promoting Other Artists

What if You Promoted Someone Else’s Artwork? Imagine an artist who promoted a new project with great zeal. Imagine that he consistently promoted the album, writing project, or whatever the artistic effort was, and that he did so happily. Imagine that a ton...

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A New Podcast: “United? We Pray”

A New Podcast: “United? We Pray” United? We Pray is a new podcast that calls for prayer about racial divisions in churches. I (Isaac Adams) have the joy of hosting the first season with my sister, Trillia Newbell, who spoke at Humble Beast’s 2017 conference, Canvas....

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Where Does Your Neighbor See Racism? (Part 1)

Karl Barth, arguably the most prolific theologian of the 20th century, once advised young theologians to “take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.” Another renowned theologian, David Wells, suggested that all...

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So, uh, What Exactly is a “Humble Beast”?

In the days of going into “Beast Mode”—whether in reference to the football player, Marshawn Lynch, or anybody showing superhuman skill at any given activity—this is a fair question. Yet a humble beast is something far less flattering, and I first learned about it in...

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When Christian Artists are Tempted to…

“No temptation has overtaken you,” the Apostle Paul wrote, “that is not common to man.” (1 Corinthians 10:13). This verse reminds Christians that we’re not alone in the temptations we face. There are temptations common to college students, common to parents—and common...

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When You Graduate

Thank somebody. In a world of entitlement, two words—“thank you”—sound shrill to Satan, who loves for people to fancy themselves completely self-sufficient. Brothers and sisters, our enemy hates the language of gratitude because it is a dialect of heaven; in hell, no...

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