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Tattered: Redemptive Creativity {Christianity and Creativity series}

When I think of Leanne Penny, the word that comes to mind is ‘redemptive’. She has lived a painful story and her writing is filled with hard-won hope and light. I love that she is talking about the whole concept of redemptive art, as she really lives this out, and it is beautiful. Over to […]

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What Being a PhD Student Taught Me about ‘Being Creative’: Reflections from a Former Artist

I met Sara Schumacher back when she was still an artist, before academic study lured her into Scotland’s cold reaches. She is one of the masterminds behind Transpositions, a whole website of rich resources on precisely this topic: Christianity and Creativity. She is not only a practitioner but an expert in this area, and I […]

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Creativity Is {Christianity and Creativity series}

I was introduced to Beth Morey through the Story 101 course. Beth has a heart for the hurting, and writes powerfully about fighting through the pain of the past. She is also a talented artist, and the creator of an online course, ‘Made’, starting in September, with four months of workshops, exercises and prompt specifically […]

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How to write a book in four steps (According to Genesis 1)

I am writing a book. In my optimism and naivety, I thought it might be just like writing several blog posts, then binding them together. My method in writing blog posts is as follows: have a shower, have an idea, write it down flat-out, pause, consider, tweak – and voila! Chapter finished, onto the next […]

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A Theology of Hair-curlers (Call to Creativity)

  “So – I’ve been thinking about a theology of hair curlers recently – how are you?”   It had been a while since I last had a friend round, and I had a whole lot of pent-up extrovert energy. I babbled like my young son: a mixture of dying to tell someone what I’d […]

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Compassion and creativity – interview with Jeff Goins

I’m very excited to be able to introduce this interview with Jeff Goins. Jeff is a blogging phenomenon, and generously shares his recipes for success on his blog and in his book, ‘You are a Writer’. I am a huge fan! Last summer he released his first mainstream-published book, Wrecked, on compassion and the surprising […]

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Lady in red: On art and being difficult

It’s ‘Five minute Friday’ time, joining with Lisa-Jo Baker. She gives us 1 word, we write for 5 minutes flat – no backtracking or editing, throwing caution to the wind. Check out others’ five-minute offerings by clicking on the button below.   This is my best five minutes on ‘Beyond’.   Sometimes I get a […]

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