Christmas Planning – Spur Your Creativity With This
Lauren Shirley and I are Twitter friends. She is a gifted writer, and the Communications and Technical Director at First United Methodist Church in Carrolton, Texas. A few weeks ago, she sent me something they offer during Advent called a “Lessons and Carols” book. I was impressed at the strategy and planning, but also at the deep […]More Info
Helping People See God – A 2000 Year Old Lineage of Worship
Long before CCM. Long before the Dove Awards. Long before motion loops and video downloads. And long before the words “worship” and “music” were used interchangeably, there was the early church – smaller communities of people meeting together, and all responding to the story of a God-man who didn’t stay dead. THE EARLY CHURCH In […]More Info
WHAT ARE WE REALLY SCARED OF?
If you’re an artist, a leader, or anyone trying to fulfill your less-than-crystal-clear calling, you will always encounter fear and its evil cousin, self-doubt. And if any of us hope to move forward, we’re gonna need to confront that fear (and self-doubt) all along the way. I think this involves two questions: IS FEAR SOMETHING […]More Info
Add Something New to Your Creative Process
I’ve been working on telling an important story through video. The key interview has already been done, and now I’m piecing it together a few weeks later. The piecing together (called “editing”) is longer and more laborious than normal. It’s already taken me twice as long as it usually does. And when this happens, you […]More Info
Part Three – Why is Creating Art So Draining?
You’ve stumbled upon the final post in a three-part blog series, exploring the reasons why creating art (or anything, really) is so draining. Reason One has to do with tiny little decisions. Reason Two involves a word that I had to spell check before publishing – Endorphins. And the final reason creativity is so draining […]More Info