Lust as a Creative Block

The following post is taken from PURSUING CHRIST. CREATING ART. – my book, published by Westbow Press/Thomas Nelson. ______________ I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was fifteen, and I was spending the night at my best friend’s house. As the evening wore on, my friend pulled a Hustler magazine out from under [...]

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Artists and Leaders Who Influence Me

With the impending release of my book, I’m starting to struggle with way too much pride. So one of the ways I combat this is to identify people who are continually influencing me in my thinking, and in my walk with Christ. This identification process has a beautiful way of reminding me that I’m not [...]

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Why I Worry

At the heart of all my worry, there’s one simple question being asked. ARE THINGS GONNA BE OKAY? That’s the question that drives 99% of the stuff I worry about. My wife, my daughters, my job, my project deadlines, my influence. Are those things gonna be okay? Do not be anxious about anything, but in [...]

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Three Lies Artists Believe

As I engage and interact with Christian artists and creative people, I’m drawn to our collective language. The stories we tell and the posture we exhibit seem to point to three things that are true about us. The problem is that these three things aren’t true at all. They’re lies. See if you can relate. [...]

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Pursuing Freedom

During the years after I stepped away from pastoral ministry, I had become someone who was pursuing freedom. I pursued freedom. Freedom was the end. It was the goal. So at the end of those creative days of making some sort of art, I was pursuing freedom. The last thing I wanted to feel when [...]

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