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Online "Meet the Author" & Community Event

It’s time for Christian artists to really understand the significance of their gift and their calling

Through a biblical lens, Darrow Miller examines what it means to be a Christian artist and the role of beauty in the world. As the First Artist, God created the universe to be beautiful, and set a precedent for all mankind: to create art, not for religious obligation, but simply for the sake of beauty itself.

With scrutiny and honesty, A Call for Balladeers takes a hard look at the faulty perspective toward art and beauty held by many Christians today and uses the Bible to make a case for why the Church should be concerned with the arts. Miller provides a hopeful, liberating outlook for Christians who find themselves caught in a dilemma between their artistic endeavors and their desire to minister to their community.

There is no divide between art, beauty, and the Christian faith. God uses the arts and artists to advance His kingdom of truth, goodness, and beauty on earth as it is in heaven. A Call for Balladeers will help Christians think biblically about art, teach them about historical and modern-day balladeers, and encourage artists to use their God-given talents to minister prophetically, bringing transformation to their communities and nations.

Upcoming Online Balladeer Event

Click here to register for the next event, which will be January 19 at 9 AM Phoenix, Arizona time (11 AM EST)

More events will be scheduled!  Register to get notified about future events!

During our November 17 event, Darrow Miller interviewed Special Guest, Randall Flinn, the Artistic Director of Ad Deum Dance Company and a leader in the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) community for almost 40 years, where he has taught on theology and the arts in the School of Creativity. You can submit your questions in advance or following the presentation.

The outline for the November 17 event:

  • The difference between being a “Christian artist” and a “balladeer” and how this has played out in Randall’s life and work
  • What has helped Randall understand the importance of art for shaping culture and what kind of impact it’s having
  • What has been difficult about being a balladeer and what has helped Randall in his calling
  • Ideas and encouragement for how other artists can become balladeers
  • Highlights from my new book, A Call for Balladeers: Pursuing Art and Beauty for the Discipling of Nations
  • Opportunity for Q&A with Randall and Darrow
  • Prayer for balladeers
 

Darrow Miller is co-founder of Disciple Nations Alliance and the author of Discipling Nations, LifeWork, Don’t Let Schooling Stand in the Way of Education, and many other books, articles, and Bible studies. For over forty years, he has taught internationally on worldview and development, apologetics, Postmodernism, and the dignity of women.

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Alert me when events are happening or new versions of the book are available. A Kindle version will soon be available through Amazon!

More Resources

Listen to a recent podcast episode with Darrow as we discuss A Call for Balladeers and share the stories of Christian artists, or check out his other books below!

Podcast Episode

Discipling Culture Through the Arts: With Jeremiah and Mona Enna

Meet Jeremiah and Mona Enna, leaders who use ballet to influence culture. They focus not just on making “Christian” art, but on making excellent art. Their lives help us understand what it means to be a balladeer!

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Podcast Episode

The Story Behind A Call for Balladeers

In this interview with Darrow Miller, he emphasizes that artists play a creative and essential role in the church’s mission of discipling the nations. He issues a call to Christian artists everywhere to become “balladeers” by using their work to bear prophetic witness to the beauty, goodness, and truth of God’s reign.

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Podcast Episode

A Call for Balladeers

God has given artists incredible gifts, but how can they use their talents in a God-honoring way? Should they leave their art behind to go become pastors and missionaries, or is there something uniquely powerful about art that can change the world as we know it?

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A Call for Balladeers

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Don’t let schooling stand in the way of education

With alarming speed, our public schools have dropped any pretense of religious neutrality. As a result, our children are adrift in a sea of relativism. Many are abandoning Christianity, and...
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A Toxic New Religion

Make no mistake: This new ideology is deadly serious. It is nothing less than a kind of cultural acid, eating away at the central pillars of a free and open...
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Nurturing the Nations

Our world is filled with nations that are impoverished largely because half of their people―the female population―are disenfranchised. But this is not just a book about women; it is a...
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LifeWork

The purpose of this book is to help Christians begin to reconnect their lives and their work to the advancement of God’s Kingdom.  A key for achieving this is developing...
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Links to the new “Balladeer” song from Tyler Scott and The Threshing Floor

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