Joshua MacLeod (@picturenations) is a photographer and filmmaker who uses photography to reveal the beauty of God and to help raise funds for missionaries and mercy ministries. When he started taking pictures, he was not good. Listen to discover the key that helped him grow to where he was sponsored and published by a lens company.
And, as you do, you'll learn valuable truths from the Bible and experience Joshua's heart for God and for the Nations. And you'll hear his vision for how he and the other photographers with Picture the Nations can use photography to help entire nations.
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What we talked about
[00:12] – Introduction
[01:12] – What is Picture the Nations About?
[04:28] – When did you start taking pictures?
[08:22] – How Josh went from really bad to published with a sponsorship within a year.
[09:36] – When did you realize the impact that photography can have?
Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts. Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you: the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent—the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand—and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests, and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you.”
Exodus 31:1-11 (NIV)
[13:53] – What happened when a teenage girl saw her picture for the first time.
[15:16] – Should the Gospel be austere while we enjoy personal extravagance?
[16:29] – What kind of value does Christian art bring to the table?
Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
John [12:24] (NIV)
[18:36] – How would you encourage other artists?
[21:38] – Where did you find the framework for craftsmanship, wisdom, and understanding?
[23:27] – What to do if you need to understand the Bible.
[26:27] – Where can people find more?
[25:49] – What can photographers do to get involved?
[28:36] – What nation are you trying to get to next?
Resources & Contact Info
- Joshua's Website: picturethenations.org
- Picture the Nations on Facebook
- The Gallery @ Springhouse Worship & Arts Center
- Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
- Strong's Concordance App
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