Category Archives: Creativity

THIS SONG. YOUR CHURCH. PLEASE SING.

There is much to be said about the songs we sing in our churches, especially when it comes to being overly critical. I am guilty of this beyond what I care to confess. But I’ve been personally inspired and drawn to Christ’s hope with a

THREE REASONS WHY CREATING SOMETHING IS SO STINKIN’ DRAINING

Emotionally sapped. Physically wiped. Excited. Disappointed. Energized. Fearful. Quicker to anger. Longer to grace. Loss of control. A little depressed. A little relieved. Tired. I’m not sure what you feel like as you labor through an artistic or creative endeavor, but the phrases above describe

THE MYTH OF A CREATIVE CLASS

The primary myth of creativity, as I see it, is any voice that makes any person believe that artists are the only truly creative people on the planet. As someone who’s an artist and who speaks to and from the middle of that Tribe, I confess

ARE ARTISTS BLINDED BY THEIR OWN PAIN AND BROKENNESS?

Artists are bent toward pain and suffering and brokenness. Van Gogh cut off his own ear after an argument with a friend. Charles Dickens and Tennessee Williams suffered from clinical depression. So did Ernest Hemingway, Leo Tolstoy, and Virginia Woolf. Make no mistake – artists