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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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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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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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Knowing your muse: the process

Ever wondered about the process of creativity (which is to say, how I come up with my ideas for blogging)? Well. wonder no more! I explain all here, over at Elora’s place.   Elora Nicole is the mastermind behind Story 101, the online writing course I’ve been doing, and it’s an honour to be over […]

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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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Breathe in: breathe out

I had said to myself I wasn’t going to write this week. As of two days ago, I went on strike.   I wasn’t sure if it was my body or my emotions that were the part I had overdone but either way, I felt like an elastic band that had snapped, and was wandering […]

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Kangaroos and writing

He had finished twirling and now he was jumping. Concentration, both knees bent, then a tiny flight in the air and a big thump forward. That’s a jump.   Watching my toddler, it looked like a whole lot of effort. It’s surprising how quickly we forget, how these things become second nature. (Not that I […]

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