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Art and the Christian Faith – Catherine Stephenson

What is the relationship between art and faith? Does one come out of the other?

Can faith inspire art?

How can art be a reflection of your faith?

What inspires art?

What is the relationship between art and worship?

Christian artist, Catherine Stephenson, considers these and other questions surrounding her faith and her art.

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