Ep 033.7 Michael Minkoff – Poetry, Music, Lyrics, and the Church

Interviews with the Artists is our popular summer series hosted by Cody Anderson, talking with a wide range of popular and not so popular artists in their fields. Some of these interviews cover music, writing, design, computer animation, satire, novels, home-made music videos, orchestras, biblical historical fiction, and more.

In this episode, we welcome Michael Minkoff from the Nehemiah Foundation and Renew the Arts. Michael is a multi-instrumental musician, a writer, a lyricist, and author, but primarily a poet. You could say he is the Jack-of-All-Trades, artist of many, and master of none!

This episode is packed full of great information and perspective of the arts as a whole and, more specifically, in the church. Listen in as he talks about his art, how he got into it, and how he came to the point of starting a foundation just for Christian artists who need to be heard. His heart and desire behind the Nehemiah Foundation is awesome. He knows where the culture lays in its view of the arts that come from Christendom and how Christian artists are being treated and unsupported by the church.

We talk about how the church fails, failed, and is failing to notice its talented and called artists, and how they won’t help them until they are listened to or making money. The church doesn’t take art seriously. Art is seen as either a luxury that isn’t necessary or as a commodity. But it is far more than that, it is communication. We see this in the Bible as God communicated his Word to us in the form of art through many artists. Art is central to the Gospel and it can be used for good and bad. We, as Christians and Christian artists, need to support and get behind the artists in our local congregations and stop supporting a secularized art world in the culture-at-large around us. If we want good Christian art, we are going to have to stand up and pay for it.

And you can do that through Micheal’s foundation using the links below!

Micheal’s Top recommendations:

1. Find them @ Renew the Arts

2. Flannery O”Conner Mystery and Manners

Follow or contact Michael and his foundation:

Renew the Arts 

Nehemiah Foundation

Facbook: Nehemiah Foundation for Cultural Renewal

Twitter: @MetaMinkoff

Instagram: @mminkoff

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Outro Music by Physick

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