Episode 8 | Creativity for the Life of the World, with Amisho Baraka

This episode features a conversation we hosted on Friday, May 14th with artist and author Sho Baraka for a conversation around his new book He Saw That It Was Good: Reimagining Your Creative Life To Repair A Broken World.

Baraka says, “The command to love—in all the fullness and justice of that word—is laid on all, from politician to painter. With every policy pushed, every stroke of the brush, we put forth what we believe about God and about good. With what we make, we affect the world. For better or for worse.” In this conversation we explore how our creative gifts and good works can contribute to the care and repair of our hurting world. We hope you enjoy!

Learn more about Sho Baraka.

Watch the full Online Conversation and read the transcript from May 14, 2021.

Authors and books mentioned in the conversation:

100 Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez
Frederick Douglass
Flannery O’Connor
G.K. Chesterton

Related Trinity Forum Readings:

Sho Baraka is a globally recognized recording artist, performer, culture curator, activist, and writer. His work combines his artistic platform with his academic history to contribute a unique perspective, elevating the contemporary conversation on faith, art, and culture. An alumnus of Tuskegee University and the University of North Texas, Baraka is a cofounder of Forth District and the AND Campaign, and he has served as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest School of Divinity. He was also an original member of influential hip-hop consortium 116 Clique, recording with Reach Records. Baraka lives in Atlanta with his wife Patreece and their three children.


Special thanks to Ned Bustard for the artwork and Andrew Peterson for the music!

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