The Thriving Christian Artist

347 - How Jesus Restores Through Art: A Conversation with Chad Atkins

May 10, 2022 Matt Tommey: Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur and Artist Mentor Episode 347
The Thriving Christian Artist
347 - How Jesus Restores Through Art: A Conversation with Chad Atkins
Show Notes

Have you ever experienced a tug-of-war between your art and other aspects of your life - as if the two can’t exist simultaneously?  

Chad Atkins had art inside him from a very early age.  He grew up in a family of artists, and he never let a day of his childhood go by without drawing.  

But he also had a strong desire to live his life for the Lord.  

His artistic nature and his faith began to clash when he encountered the teachings of Smith Wigglesworth and other revivalists.  And in an effort to remove anything that hindered him from God’s presence… out went the art.  

After years of inner turmoil and outer sickness, Chad realized that while his heart was in the right place, when he denied his inner artist, he was denying God’s plan for his life.  

Now Chad is re-discovering the artist inside, painting every night, and even selling some of his works.  He’s not trying to have too rigid a view of the future - just doing what God has put inside him to do and living the Kingdom life. 

Meet my friend Chad and hear his relatable story on this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist podcast. Learn more about Chad and his art below:


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