Art, Heart, and Canada


June 4, 2012. I am in St. Catharines, Ontario. I am standing before a group of Canadian artists and leaders, at a great Conference in a great church. I begin my with my own very personal confession. These are the admission statements I come clean with: I am easily distracted. I experience extremely high highs, [...]

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Distracting the Creative Process


(I wrote the following was written for SundayMag – a great online magazine that discusses the creative side of Sundays). The night was cool, and the wind whistled through our backyard redwood trees. The moon had taken refuge behind a bank of clouds, so the space was dark and solemn. An empty deckchair invited me [...]

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Love for Art. Love for People.


I love creating art that moves people emotionally, and challenges them spiritually. I love creating art that makes people ask the most difficult questions of life. And I love creating art that offers the true life of Christ. But I can love art too much.  I can easily forget that good art is simply a [...]

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Scott McClellan, the Tragedy of Art, and the Echo Conference


I’m not gonna lie. Scott McClellan is one of my favorite people in my world. He’s a deep thinker, a committed Christ-follower, and the Director of the Echo Conference and the Echo Hub. Scott has been a constant voice of encouragement and support to me, and wrote key articles in my book PURSUING CHRIST. CREATING [...]

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What I Might Say to My Twenty-Something Self


This is the first post in a series called “What I Might Say”. In this series, I’m reflecting back on my life during a certain age, and speaking to that guy, in that place. During my 20′s, I graduated from Fresno Pacific University, with a degree in Contemporary Christian Ministries. I landed my first ministry [...]

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