Creativity

065 Why You Should Keep a Journal (But NOT Every Day)

Writing in a journal

If you’re a journal-keeper from way back, you’ll probably nod in sage agreement at these 7 great benefits of journaling. But if you’re thinking “Oh, journaling? I tried that once but couldn’t keep it up”—then here are the reasons to give it another try. There’s also 8 tips to get you started, and a sneak peek into what I write about in my own journals… More…

How to Write a Book in 7 Simple Steps (My Highly Inefficient Process in Pictures)

Well-written books on important topics can change lives, if not the world. But where do you start? Well, for all you budding authors, I now offer you my step-by-step, pictorial guide. At least, it’s a guide to how I do it. I’m the first to admit my process is messy and highly inefficient. But hey, it’s worked for me, and my advice is free. Ready? More…

062 How Your Words and Art Can Create Hope In A Broken World [Video]

In a world where there is brokenness and decay at every turn, how can Christians be a voice of hope? How can we ensure our words, messages, conversations and art bring hope that is inspiring yet practical at the same time? At the 2015 Premier Digital Conference, I spoke on the topic of creating hope, by comparing the works of three different artists: one who focusses on overt sentimentality, one who specialises in despair, and a third who uses redemption to turn the ugly into the beautiful. More…

Encore Episode: VeggieTales Creator Phil Vischer on Dreams, Loss and God

Phil Vischer was just 22 when he launched an animated kids show starring a cast of talking vegetables. That was 1989. Today, those talking veggies are the stars of the globally renowned VeggieTales series. In this interview Phil talks candidly about the rise and fall of his company, and the lessons he learned about dreams, success, failure and God. More…

037 Recovering Your Creative Calling with Andy Crouch

Culture isn’t a word reserved for artists. If you plant gardens, plan towns, cook, sew, play sport or do business, you are also involved in culture-making. In this interview with Andy Crouch you’ll learn how to recover your creative calling as someone who shapes the world for good, whatever gifts and interests you have. More…

008 An Interview with Marilynne Robinson [Podcast]

Marilynne Robinson doesn’t believe in sequels and never uses an idea she knows the origin of. She waited a staggering 24 years to release her second novel. If you love her books or want to learn how to write, this interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning wordsmith is a must-listen.
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A Basket Full of Stars: How to Communicate with Colour and Creativity

What does it take to become a colourful, creative communicator in your writing and public speaking? How do you craft a message that sparkles in the mind of your audience? In this 44 minute audio seminar I cover the 4 phases of creativity and the 6 creative elements that will help your writing and speaking shine.
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