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From Whence Beauty Came

A culture that values beauty, values life. One of our goals as leaders should be to teach the appreciation of beautiful things. When we see significance in the complexity of creation as well as in the self discipline of creating, we esteem art to a place of tremendous influence. Where Read more…

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Fun with Procreate (iPad)

Grass Forrest Mite (GFM) I recently heard about Procreate for the iPad care of @sidmohede on Instagram. While he and I are both on staff at our churches—mostly for music and communication related endeavors—we also share a similar past in being groomed for Disney’s animation department back in high school. Read more…

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When You’re This Good

When you’re this cute, you can speak in gibberish and melt people’s hearts. Speak in gibberish when you’re not cute? You get committed. When you’re the best at your craft, you can break rules, because you understand that rules define your context; further, breaking the creative constructs when you’re at Read more…

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Work At Being Creative

I love Christians who make me think. Granted, I love secular thinkers too. But Christians have the unique attribute that they are connected with the Holy Spirit Himself. Or at least, they should be. And as such, they should be producing the most brilliant stuff. In the last few years, Read more…

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Creating Transcendent Art

I heard the kids stirring downstairs early this morning. Why don’t they sleep in on Saturdays? Jennifer says it’s because they’re my children. Meaning, they have my inescapable wake-up-early-despite-what-time-I-went-to-bed gene. It’s a blessing. And a curse. After finishing a book on my iPad, I came downstairs to feed the tribe. Read more…

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The Great Mess Makers

When was the last time you picked up after somebody? (Moms: you don’t need to answer that). For everyone else, was it a co-worker? A visitor? A church volunteer who didn’t finish the job? I’ve found there is a huge difference between making messes and leaving messes. The creative process Read more…

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Spheres of Influence

Spheres of influence. We each have one. Probably more than one. And each sphere is a culture. A set of unspoken nuances, rules, and behaviors that differentiate it from other cultures. And you’re in it. You’re in it to bring Jesus and aspects of his character into the middle. Sometimes Read more…

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Project’ing

My parents said that, as a boy, I had a new project every day. It’s amazing to me that how we function as children we often function as adults. Hopefully more maturely. I feel so blessed that I have a place in my professional life that demands my very best Read more…