Category Archives: Creativity

CREATIVITY AND THE CHRISTIAN

Many people including many Christians enjoy the creative process. As Christians we need to be careful of pandering or perhaps diminishing the importance of a fundamental Christian teaching.

Then there is the marketing side of things.  What are appropriate ways to get the word out on our work?  And when do we, as is so common, simply become happy hucksters?

It is understandable why Christians throughout the ages have wrestled to make sense of the creative process.  And it is understandable why some would rather steer clear and “stay pure.”  

There are challenging issues to determine what is a principled use of creativity and what falls short.  I, for one, believe the benefits to the greater good is worth the risk.

 

 

DO YOU KNOW TED?

Rita Pierson

TED is short for Technology, Entertainment, and Design.  TED provides short and creative talks by various leaders in their respective fields.  

Rita Pierson, pictured above, taught public school for forty years. She recently died, but left a terrific seven minute speech at TED:

http://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion?language=en

WHEN CREATIVITY GOES VERY SOUTH

As one who has struggled with the doctrine of hell, I did not particularly like the dismissive comments by some concerning Rob Bell’s book, Love Wins.  The comments were needed, but many times the spirit in which they were given left much to be desired.
Here is a clip Bell did with Oprah.  Bell’s answers are troubling to say the least.  What a missed opportunity to declare God is revealed most clearly in the Person of Jesus!
For a gracious, yet forthright response to Bell, see this brief response by Professor Robert
Peterson: