Offended Artists

Whether our Artistic Tribe wants to hear it or not, it’s important to take a deep breath, brace ourselves, and listen to what they’re saying about us. They think we’re hyper-sensitive and defensive. We can deny that indictment, but it doesn’t change their perception about us. And just like anything, while it’s definitely not true [...]

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8 Ways to Maximize a Church Conference Experience

As you already know, there are some amazing church conferences these days. I’ve attended many of these conferences as a paid church staff guy, as a volunteer, and as a speaker. Here’s what I’ve learned about how to get the most out of any church conference. BELIEVE THAT WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT – [...]

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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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