Why a Christian artist doesn’t have to make “Christian art”

“I did five years of campus ministry, and when I was leaving I had the opportunity to take a [video editing] job. I really liked it because I could engage with ideas, engage with stories, but in a way that allowed me to work really closely to a story, or a topic, or a person, or a profile and then leave it and move onto the next thing. … I have no fear of judgment by my Christian peers. I actually feel more fear about judgment from the secular that this is just another piece of Christian propaganda. Ultimately, I wanted to create a piece of art that would be taken at face value, that would be judged because it’s a piece of art, not because a Christian created it or didn’t create it. I believe God has made us to create things—that’s what I want to do. I just want to create something that causes people to stop, to think and maybe to consider their life a little more deeply. If I’ve done that, I’m pretty excited.”


Nathan Clarke