The Ministry of a Silly Walk

In the Creative Church Handbook: Releasing the Power of the Arts in Your Congregation there is a story about how creativity brought healing in an unusual way through a silly walk contest during one of my seminars. Here is the story, found in Chapter 2 “Ten Ways the Arts and Creativity Support the Church’s Mission”: 9. Bringing Healing and Illumination … Read More

Faithful Creativity

I think it may be human nature to take beauty for granted after we’ve seen it a few times. At least that’s the case for me. Take sunsets for example. These live-painted masterpieces in the sky can become just another barely noticed moment in a busy day. But when I make an effort to pause and watch—even for a few … Read More

A Creative Book by it’s Cover

People often ask if I was involved with choosing the covers for my books Finding Divine Inspiration and The Creative Church Handbook or if the publishers do all that. I don’t know how other authors do it, but yes, I definitely am. Choosing a book cover can be a tricky thing. Some authors may not care what the outside of … Read More

The Creative Church Handbook Tuesday May 12th on Amazon!

I am so excited to announce that The Creative Church Handbook: Releasing the Power of the Arts in Your Congregation has been released by InterVarsity Press (IVP)! This book has been the main focus of my work for the last two years. There were many times that it seemed a nearly impossible task–a comprehensive book on the arts in the … Read More

Why The Church Needs The Arts–Videos 1 &2 From Scott Erickson

I first saw the work of artist Scott Erickson several years ago through the By/For project. I was intrigued by his fresh and imaginative spiritual symbolism. He merges whimsical illustrations with organic objects and intricate designs with bold visual statements.  His paintings didn’t look like most “Christian art”.  I really like them. And I also enjoy Scott’s straightforward, deep, edgy personal style. He’s one … Read More

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