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The Day I Walked Out of a Movie

In all my years of going to the theater, I have never walked out of a movie and asked for a refund. That is, until this past weekend. I have been waiting to see Interstellar for well over a year. The movie brings together two things I feel passionate about: Christopher Nolan’s films and the […]

Book Review: Are You Living or Existing? by Kimanzi Constable

Every couple of months I’ll find a catalog from an academic publisher in my college mailbox. Many times I’ll see a number of upcoming books that look intriguing. Other times I’ll see books that are written for such a specific audience, or on such a specific topic, that they are virtually guaranteed to never be […]

10 Questions to Help You Discover Your Life Purpose

As an artist, there may be something you’re missing that’s completely derailing your creative efforts. But it’s not a lack of time, money, or talent. It’s not even a lack of the right platform or the right friends. It comes down to a lack of purpose. The most powerful creative tool at your disposal is […]

4 Reasons You Should Embrace New Challenges at Work

For the last ten years I have been a full-time professor at St. Louis Christian College in Florissant, MO. Like most professors in most colleges, my job has been a mix of teaching classes and other duties such as chairing an academic division and coordinating bi-weekly Chapel services. Last year I was asked to take […]

Are These 3 Fears Holding You Back?

I stood there, frozen in my tracks, for what seemed like an eternity. All I could do was stare at her. Hundreds of people sat in silence in the darkened gym, waiting for me to say something. The problem was that I had no words. The year was 1990, and I was 16 years old. I […]

You Are An Artist (Yes, You)

You may not think of yourself as an artist. Most people don’t. However, I believe everyone is an artist. I believe you are an artist. The question is not whether you are an artist. Rather, the question is what kind of art you do. When most people think of the word “art” they assume it means […]

It’s Only Art

If you’re an artist, it’s easy to wonder if what you do really matters in the vast scheme of things. With a few billion people in the world, does one person’s measly contribution really matter? Yes! It matters greatly. I know it’s a cliché, but art can change the world. True, not all art changes […]

5 Questions to Ask When You’re Criticized

The sanctuary was dark except for the light streaming in from the hallway. I made my way to the front right pew and sat down, bewildered. I was in my mid-20’s and we had just finished a rehearsal for the Easter musical at the church where I was the worship leader. The rehearsal had not […]

3 Ways to Move Past Your Fear

When I was a sophomore in high school I was cast in the lead role of Neil Simon’s Fools, our Spring play. This was my first lead role and I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. During the weeks of rehearsal, I worked hard to memorize the lines and bring the character of Leon Tolchinsky to […]

25 Ways to Shake Up Your Routine (Or, What I Learned from Taco Bell Fire Sauce)

A few weeks ago I was working on a day-long project with several students. I decided to buy lunch for them at Taco Bell, the local fast-food favorite. My plan was to get a bunch of tacos, and before I left one of the students said, “Make sure to get a lot of Fire sauce […]