The Neurological Reason Why Creativity is So Important to the Church

I am a creative director in ministry because I believe in the essential need for abstract ideas of any kind – including ideas about God – to find root in human experience in order for them to make sense, to take root in our hearts, and to affect change.

The Creative Process, in a Nutshell

You need creative inspiration. You strain and stress. You Google the competition. You look through old notes. You feverishly pray. None of these methods work all that well. How do you find inspiration? Here’s what I have learned after years of thinking on creativity.

The Life Cycle of a Creative Idea And A Technique for Growth

There’s a life cycle to every creative idea. You can plot it, on a grid defined by Time on the X-axis and Awesome on the Y-axis. If you chart your current work on this map, you can learn where to apply your creative energy.

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.

How acting fast on your rough idea makes it better

Have an idea? Don’t wait – Use your momentum to activate it, now. Even if it’s not perfect, get it online asap, then if it’s worth it, make upgrades and improvements as you go.

Bring Your Vision to Life with These 8 Free Creativity Resources

Improve your creative thinking and discover great things in your ministry and personal life with 8 practical, free resources from my Creative Toolbox.

3 traps of growth and how to overcome them

Growth is dangerous. We labor to see things grow, yet when we become enamored with the fruits of labor, bad things happen. Here are 3 simple things to overcome growth’s problem.

The 10 Most Helpful Creativity and Creative Arts Posts of 2015

These are ten posts from 2015 that have been the most helpful to this blog’s readers – the ones that have gotten the most shares, likes, comments and so on.

Critics and Creators

In life you can either be a creator or a critic. Being a critic is easier. Most people are critics. But critics don’t change the world.

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.