Progress, along with scholar Stephen Pinker’s other three pillars of Enlightenment philosophy—reason, science, and humanism—all seem to be under attack. Is progress at the end of the line? Let us look at the state of progress today. This is one chapter of a larger thesis, available for free PDF download.
Why True Christian Art is Largely Missing Today
There is a fundamental shortcoming in what we do in the church in our attempts to create art. It has to do with our understanding of what Christian art is.
Is Technology Part of the Kingdom of God? | Greater Things, Part 3 of 6
If our machines now have knowledge that we’ll never understand, does that make them worthy of our worship? Apparently one robotics engineer thinks so. This introduces a question worth consideration. What are the theological implications of modern technology? In other words, should we have a theology of technology?
A (Working) Theology of Creativity | Greater Things, Part 1 of 6
This first entry in a six-part series summarizes a theology of creativity that I have been working out over the past few years.
15 Quotes and the Handout from my WFX Keynote on Technology and the Future of the Church
A summary of my keynote on the future of technology and ministry from WFX 2017 in Dallas, Texas, with quotes, links to posts, and the handout in PDF.
What Creative Leadership Looks Like
People in creative work settings need advocacy and leadership to protect them and free them to flourish. Here is my pledge to all creative team members in my care. This is what I strive to do for you. And what I want you to do in return.
4 Reasons We Stop Creating
There are four reasons we stop creating. All four are based on a desire for comfort. In each case, we retreat from the work, and tell ourselves we’ll get to it again. But the reality is we avoid it.
We Often Miss the Most Obvious Part of Our Message
It’s amazing how easily we lose track of the main thing. Branding is all about recognizing your distinctive element of grandeur, beauty or interest, and building around that. Like the people who built the Chicago World’s Fair learned.
You Have a Creative Vision Already. It Just May Not Be a Positive One.
The truth is, everybody has a vision for their future. Everyone lives out the images they have in their mind about their own future. The question is, Is your vision destructive or creative?
Information Alone Isn’t Enough
Some people call this the age of Big Data. We’re swimming in data. But if there’s one thing the information age has taught us, it’s that information alone isn’t enough.
6 Options For When You Grow Up
Here are six messages I hear about what will happen when you grow up. These options are the end game of our creative dreams.