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Creative Christians

Listen to inspirational stories of Christians who are using their God-given talents and gifts in creative endeavors, such as filmmaking, writing & music – not just to make a living or fulfill a passion – but to glorify God as well. Host Tim Ristow – a Christian, filmmaker, writer and creative - interviews a different guest each episode from his circle of fellow Christian creatives. How do creatives approach their craft? What kinds of things are they creating? What are the processes they use to create them? How do they strive to be and stay creative? How does their faith influence and inform their creativity?

Recent Episodes

Feb. 21, 2024

The Spiritual Tapestry of Kemper Crabb & Frank Hart's Music

Embark on a journey with Christian rock pioneers Kemper Crabb (Arkangel) and Frank Hart (Atomic Opera) as they journey through the landscapes of faith and sound that define Contemporary Christian Music. Our conversation unco…
Jan. 29, 2024

Behind the Notes with Angie Goeke

Navigating the intersection of spirituality and artistry can often be challenging, but Americana and Folk musician Angie Goeke does it with grace. Her story, which she shares with an open heart in our latest episode, is a t…
Dec. 21, 2023

Creativity & Christmas

Embark on a festive odyssey where the rich tapestry of Christmas and the stirring narrative of God's incarnation are interwoven in a celebration of creativity and faith. This episode is an open invitation to rediscover the h…
Aug. 24, 2023


Need some inspiration? In this first topic based episode, host Tim Ristow goes solo, taking you on a deep dive into what it means to be inspired, how inspiration works and how best to respond to it when you're inspired. Ri…
May 19, 2023

Actor & Playwright | Scott Nurmela (Vindication, The Chosen)

Scott Nurmela is an actor, writer, director and even a set designer. Scott has acted in theater, television and film. He’s been in over 100 theatrical productions as a part of The Popcorn Players in Azle, Texas, a communit…
March 16, 2023

Author | Dr. Kurt Senske

In the second season debut episode, host Tim Ristow welcomes returning guest, Dr. Kurt Senske, back on to discuss his latest book titled, “The CEO and the Board: The Art of Nonprofit Governance as a Competitive Advantage”. D…