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.

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.

4 Rules for Getting Healthy Feedback For Your New Creative Work

One of the great ironies of the creative process is that when we create, we want recognition and affirmation for our work, but the need to validate ourselves through other’s opinions is the very thing that almost always does damage – at times devastating – to our creativity.

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 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.

Pre-Launch! 5 Ways to Help Others Think Like a 5-Year-Old

I believe my new book can help people learn their creativity story: what they once had, how they lost it, and how to get it back to create great things. Help me share the story of this book with others and maybe make the world a little better. Oh, and get two chapters for free!