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.




  1. David McCoy

    I read a comment somewhere or other to the effect that theology and accounting are two areas where creativity is not considered an asset. Have you heard that before, and do you agree?

  2. Dave Post author

    With accounting for sure, but depends on what people mean by creativity when it comes to theology.

    In seminary, the theology department gave one award (Prof. C.B. Bjuge) for the best thesis. I was honored to receive it, but initially thought the description a bit strange: “evidences creative scholarship in the field of Biblical and Systematic Theology.” It makes more sense now. God does not change of course, but our packaging of the truths of Scripture is our man-made attempt to best understand who He is.


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