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How to Find Your Muse

I believe that I have a muse, and that she lives in the shower.
I fear that what I have just written may put me firmly in the category of those who are utterly insane, or those who are arrogant enough to believe the world should be hanging on their every word. Or – more simply – ‘writer’, which is a combination of the two.

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Listening Closely {Christianity and Creativity series}

John Blase is a rarity on the Internet: a thoughtful, Christian poet. I was introduced to him via his Advent meditation book, Touching Wonder, which retells the Christmas story vividly through the eyes of the various personae. (In a non-cheesy way). It should definitely be on your Advent wishlist. It is an honour to have […]

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Learning to play {Christianity and Creativity series}

Alice Buckley is one of those souls whose words are filled with light and Jesus, even when she doesn’t seem to know it. She writes on how she teaches the Bible creatively to kids, including disabled children. I am privileged to count her as a dear friend, and she has wise words to say on […]

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Where creative meets Creator {Christianity and Creativity series}

Esther Emery is a writer and a half, and I love reading her words. She also happens to be living her summer days in a yurt (like a tent), doing a sustainable-living adventure, in the middle of nowhere. With no electricity. She has amazing insights into what it really looks like to live the creative […]

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The Unspectacular Holy Work of Writing {Christianity and creativity series}

Whenever Ed Cyzeswki talks about creativity, I listen up. His short book on creativity played a key part in shaping my thinking on creativity and Christianity, and at £0.77 is well worth investing in. He studied to be a pastor and is now a writer, and the author of several books. It’s great to have […]

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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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The gift of music? {Christianity and Creativity series}

I had the pleasure of working alongside Clive Parnell briefly when we were both involved in student ministry. He is a talented singer-songwriter with a passion for God’s word and the gospel is obvious. His songs beg to be sung at top volume out of the window of your car as you drive along sunny […]

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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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