What Creative Leadership Looks Like

People in creative work settings need advocacy and leadership to protect them and free them to flourish. Here is my pledge to all creative team members in my care. This is what I strive to do for you. And what I want you to do in return.

4 Reasons We Stop Creating

There are four reasons we stop creating. All four are based on a desire for comfort. In each case, we retreat from the work, and tell ourselves we’ll get to it again. But the reality is we avoid it.

My 2017 Church Creative Goals

I work as a church creative director. A lot of people ask me what that means. To give you a glimpse, here is a list of organizational goals for my creative team and I for 2017.

Stop Worrying About Making It Look Perfect

When you’ve got a good idea, and you’re using it and it’s developing, the temptation is to hold on to it until you can get it completely sorted out and organized for consumption. This is another form of self-glory, one of the lies that steals creativity, because it’s a self-protection mechanism that convinces you about your own hero status. It’s better to publish than to publish perfectly.

3 Examples How Unique Weekly Art Makes A Sermon More Compelling

Many churches that preach in sermon series create a single brand image for the duration, which is often six-eight weeks. I prefer to give each series a family of unique images, one per week, all related to the core theme. I describe it to people as the weekly work of art. Here are three examples.

Stay Geeky

“Geek” used to be a derogatory term. Now it’s a synonym for super-fan.