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3 Keys to Creative Confidence


This is a guest post by Jason Pockrandt. He is the author of The Confident Fathers Guidebook: 5 Steps to Personal Transformation, which you can download for free through Friday, March 27. When I first took a leap of faith from a job I hated, I had no idea where I would land or how […]

15 Essential Books for Artists


It’s been said that “leaders are readers.” Artists who want to make an impact should be readers as well. Great books have a unique power to stretch your mind and take you places you would otherwise never go. In this post I’ll share fifteen books that are essential reading for every artist and creative person. […]

7 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from My Students


In 2004 I began teaching at St. Louis Christian College in Florissant, Missouri. Over the past eleven years I’ve taught hundreds of students and have spent countless hours teaching and advising them. When I started teaching, I thought I had all the answers. I had two Master’s degrees and was fresh from leading a church […]

5 Lies I Believed About Depression


Note: I realize this is a different type of post than I normally write, but I hope you’ll accept it in the spirit in which it’s intended: a spirit of transparency, authenticity, and ultimately hope for anyone who struggles with depression. On a warm spring evening in 2003, I considered ending my life. I was […]

You’re Never Too Old to Play


It’s ironic but true: if you want to do your best work, you must make time to play. You can’t continually draw from the creative well without filling it up. (Note: The audio version is at the end of the post. If you can’t see the audio player, click here.) What does it mean to […]

The Top 10 Podcasts for Artists


We live in a marvelous age where we have the world’s information at our fingertips. One of the best ways to consume this information is through podcasts. If you don’t listen to podcasts, you are missing out on a great way to learn and grow. Note: For the next few weeks I’m doing an experiment and […]

The Tragedy of Unfinished Art


All around the world, in homes, offices, and studios, there are unfinished works of art that will never see the light of day. Does one of them belong to you? When I sit at the desk in my college office, I see lots of great art. On the wall to my right are movie posters […]

The Perfect Worship Leader (Doesn’t Exist)


In my 20+ years in ministry as a worship leader and Christian college professor, I’ve talked to countless church leaders who are looking for a worship leader. The churches have come in all shapes and sizes, but there’s one thing many of them have in common: they’re looking for the perfect worship leader. There’s no […]

We Need Each Other


This is a guest post by Ally Keaton, a preschool teacher and missionary with the Uganda branch of The Global Village Project, a nonprofit working to further education in impoverished countries. Her heart is to encourage Christians to be mission-minded and share the love of Christ. You can connect with her on Facebook and through […]

10 Movies That Will Blow Your Creative Mind


Seen any good movies lately? If so, you’re not alone. Movies engage our hearts and minds in a powerful way by combining sight, sound, and story in a format that’s unlike anything else in the arts. Movies also happen to be one of the best ways to spur your creative thinking. A few weeks ago I […]