I need some help here…
Do you think of yourself as “creative”?
Have you ever considered the fact that you are “creating” your life—actually that as believers we charged with creating a very particular, “gospel” life—in the same way that an artist creates, and that there are some valuable lessons that we can learn from the process of creativity?
For a while I’ve been thinking about the connection between art and the “Christian life”, and to me the connections are interesting and profound. As followers of Jesus, we believe that the gospel isn’t just for getting into heaven, but has the capacity to radically change the world now. Similarly, many artists proclaim that “art changes the world.” Good art has ability to change the way you see the world (which actually changes the world, but that’s a quantum physics discussion for another time).
The gospel changes the world. Art changes the world.
We proclaim the gospel. We live the gospel.
Can we connect artistic practices with gospel living?
I have a hunch that we can, and in the process learn more about the gospel and become more creative as well.
What are your thoughts? Send ’em on…