You Were Once a Creative Genius

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You were once a creative genius. Discover what you once had in the beginning, how you lost it, and how to get it back in my new book Think Like a Five Year Old. Reclaim your wonder and create great things.

What’s your story?

The question, “What is your story?” is one of the most important things you can ask somebody. It says a lot about a person’s spiritual state.

Have You Ever Said, I Need a Sign To Know Which Way to Go?

Summer 1992. I’d just graduated from McMurry University and couldn’t find a job in west Texas. I’d applied for and received offers for graduate school in three different fields – music at North Texas, seminary at Candler School of Theology, communication at UPenn. Three completely different worlds. I had no idea what to do. I prayed for weeks – weeks! – for a sign to tell me which path to take, but heard nothing. So I just figured, okay I guess I’ll pick one and do this thing because I don’t know what else to do, and I don’t have a clear sign from God anyway, so here we go. I decided on graduate school in Philadelphia, because it was, well, an Ivy school, and isn’t that the best career choice? I figured, I’m a pretty good person, and trying to make right decisions, so God will bless this, right? A little part of me wondered, why didn’t I hear a clear sign from God about this choice? So I shook my head and carried on, all the while talking the right talk about calling and God and blah blah. People told me that the Holy Spirit leads our paths and specific decisions, if we allow, but I didn’t see it.   I just tried to make the best decision I knew to make at the time I made it. That’s all any of us can really do, anyway, right? Life moves fast. We have passions and we have obligations and … Read More

The Motherlode Myth

These days, miners don’t mine for gold. They make money selling the powerful allure of striking it rich. The hope that you’ll hit the motherlode is what drives many creatives, too.

Waiting for What’s Next

I want the future to happen now. The problem is that God doesn’t participate in our accelerated culture.

Jesus Marketer Webinars Coming Soon!

My blog series Jesus Marketer is now a webinar! Join me as I distill Jesus’ principles for more effective communication into three one-hour webinar sessions, covering principles for more effective communication, strategies for marketing your material, and tactics for better use of social media.