3 Tips on Making an Important Life Choice

Recently, I faced a life-altering choice between two career options. Here are the three things I did that most heavily influenced my final decision.

The Best Way to Reclaim Your Creativity Is To Love

Loving as God does and God encourages us to do, with our entire heart, mind, soul and strength, is how we recapture our creativity. The reason love is the key to creativity is because it’s the essential character of God the Creator, from whom all creativity flows.

Hearing a Word from the Lord: My Review of Jesus Speaks by Leonard Sweet and Frank viola

In the introduction, the writers say, “Jesus is always speaking to His followers. It is up to us to learn to recognize His voice.” The writers’ goal is to help us with this task. They succeeded. Jesus Speaks is one of the most useful books about following Jesus I have ever read. Here are 20 quotes from the book.

C.S. Lewis and the Role of Imagination in Making Meaning

C.S. Lewis helped the Christian community rediscover Christian imagination, and that imagination isn’t in conflict with reason. If the imagination leads us in an irrational direction to an ultimately irrational area, it is a failure of the imagination as well as a failure of reason.

6 Things on How to Figure Out Your Creative Calling

God created us to flourish through creative expression. When we create good things, we’re actually co-creating with God, so that all the world would know and experience Jesus. Whether what we make is church-y or just everyday, our creativity isn’t random, but understood in the context of a call from God. Here’s are six things about creativity as a calling.

6 Career Options for the Creative Arts in Ministry

If you or someone you care for has ever wondered what a creative arts career in ministry or church life might look like, here is a list of 6 options to make an impact (and a living) in creative ministry.

How To Find Your Creative Vision – Or Make It Better

Creative vision is a clearly defined, unrealized image of the future, based on our source of un-peace, that inspires others to join together in co-labor to inherit God’s lost gift. Every one of us has a creative vision for the future, but many of us don’t know it. If your vision isn’t something that makes you want to jump up and run around the room, then it’s not good enough. Here’s how to make it better.

How to unleash your church creative arts ministry in 8 big steps

There’s a tragic, invisible barrier that prevents churches from using talented artists and artists from serving God through ministry in the local church. Both churches and artists want to collaborate, but neither can seem to figure out how. To help, I’ve made a creative arts and communications ministry development roadmap.

One Way to Start the New Year with More Peace About Your Future

Another thought about planning and productivity, which is a theme for the month. This one is a bit counter-intuitive: it’s the idea that every day brings only one new thing.

A Note About this Blog

As my thoughts have evolved, I have realized that it is helpful to split my posts up into two basic categories: the creative process, and creative arts in ministry. Here is my plan for these two specific audiences.

How to Overcome the Lie of Lowered Expectations

We fear for tomorrow so we accept what the lie of lowered expectations offers, even when our acceptance sells out the greatness of the Holy Spirit’s descending spark in us. Here is how to overcome it.