A Weekend of Kingdom Creativity

I led an overnight creativity retreat in early October, and had high hopes for what would happen when a group of artists got together for a weekend of listening to the Holy Spirit and creating art. The reality actually exceeded my expectations. Thirteen artists from Indiana and Ohio met at  Teter Family Retreat in Noblesville, IN, a  hidden rustic compound ringed … Read More

Story Conference Chicago, 2010

In summer of this year a packet of  mysterious and highly creative postcards arrived in the mail. They announced a creative conference that seemed almost too good to be true: Story Chicago was billed as an event “for the creative class in ministry”  with the goal of  fueling “the producer generation of ministry leaders who live to communicate the greatest story … Read More

Do You have the “Spirit of Creativity”?

For Christians, it’s certain that God is the most creative being in the universe. From the inconceivably beautiful/bizarre celestial formations seen through the Hubble telescope, to the impossibly complex and equally beautiful universe inside a single cell, His creativity and imagination leave us in awe. He paints a million constantly changing masterpieces in sunsets and cloud formations everyday. His brilliance in conceiving, … Read More

Mel Gibson’s Meltdown: A Cautionary Tale for Christian Artists

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 NIV I’ve been praying for Mel Gibson recently.  These crazy phone recordings of he and his ex-girlfriend that have surfaced on the Internet are just … Read More

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