Welcome to Season 1, Episode 2 of the Advancement Creative podcast. I ask pastor Chris Symes to read one of his short stories entitled Beans. Chris and I discuss how we became friends during art school at the University of Oklahoma, how we get inspiration for writing, and my upcoming book David & Goliath. Chris Symes is pastor of Cornerstone Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. You can find Chris's blog here.

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ABOUT ADVANCEMENT CREATIVE

For a few years now, a group of writers and artists, working in a wide range of genres and styles, have been meeting monthly at my office. Generally, we break bread, drink coffee and tea, and discuss one another's creative endeavors. Advancement Creative is a safe place to get feedback and gain others' insights about one's work-in-progress. The Inklings-inspired collective is bound together by a shared faith in Jesus Christ; a pursuit of individual and communal growth in creativity, productivity, and personal output; and, not least of these, lasting friendship among members.

ABOUT A. CHRISTOPHER OXSEN

Adam is the director and producer of The Gunslingers (released by Lionsgate). He is also the writer and producer of The Personal, the Historic, the Cosmic, his debut music album. Adam is the writer of two childrens' books The Shepherd and the Giant and David & Goliath.

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