The Power of Yes to Release Unique, Innovative Gifts, Part 1

Creativity is severely inhibited when surrounded by a chorus of “no.” Robert Schnase has released a short, powerful book titled Just Say Yes! Unleashing People for Ministry that identifies some of the ways to overcome “No.” Schnase, a United Methodist Bishop, writes to help local church leaders tap into deep wells of latent congregational creativity. His insights help anyone working in an organization and struggling to be creative. The Bishop and I recently dialogued about his book. Here is the first of two posts on our conversation.

Think Like a Five Year Old Study Guide (Free eBook)

Download my new, free eBook today! This is a study and application guide to my book Think Like a Five Year Old. The goals of this 40-page eBook companion are 1) for you to develop a practical theology of creativity and 2) to walk away with the necessary next steps and to-dos for getting started on the work of creating.

5 Ways Creativity is Essential to Your Christian Discipleship

If we want to make disciples of Jesus Christ, it’s essential that we understand the relationship between a teacher and a disciple. What better way is there to accomplish this than to model our disciple-making process after the original disciple maker, Jesus?

5 Ways Creativity Will Make Your Worship More Meaningful

I didn’t know it at the time, but for about five years I was blessed to be part of a singular experience designing worship. We didn’t think what we were doing at our church was special; we were just having fun and making stuff. But the impact was far reaching. Here are five sustainable ideas from that experience that are more relevant today than ever.

5 Ways Creativity is a Part of a Healthy Church

My favorite image of the Body of Christ is a symphony orchestra. In Christ’s Body, each of us has a part to play, and our conductor is God’s Holy Spirit. The trick is to find your part. When you choose the right instrument, develop your skills, and contribute your talents to the common score, and everyone else does the same, the result is pure beauty. A finely-tuned symphony is like a healthy church. Here are five ways creativity, and the art of playing a part, are key.

5 Reasons Why Your Church Needs to Be More Creative

Creativity is perhaps the hot topic of the decade. More and more people are exploring the generative power of creativity, including in church life. Consider these 5 reasons creativity can benefit your church.

Do This Thing First: Creativity According to the Bible, Part 4

My new book Think Like a Five Year Old is undergirded by a theology of creativity. I am highlighting and expanding on some of the biblical passages that form the basis for the book, telling the story of God’s promise to us for a more creative life in Christ. Here’s the fourth entry in the series.

5 Tools to Launch Your Creativity This Summer

A lot of us have ideas. The problem is learning to clear enough of life away to capture, remember, and use them. These five tools helped me to learn how to capture this hum, which has exponentially increased my creative output.

Unlearn Your Current Patterns: How to Find a More Creative Life 3

My new book Think Like a Five Year Old is undergirded by a theology of creativity. I am highlighting and expanding on some of the biblical passages that form the basis for the book, telling the story of God’s promise to us for a more creative life in Christ. Here’s the fourth entry in the series.

Consumption is Killing Your Mind: How to Find a More Creative Life 2

My new book Think Like a Five Year Old is undergirded by a theology of creativity. I am highlighting and expanding on some of the biblical passages that form the basis for the book, telling the story of God’s promise to us for a more creative life in Christ. Here’s the second entry in the series.