Monday, March 7, 2011

A Culture of Creativity

God made everything that exists. On that premise rests every truth, every action, every belief of my life- and I believe most people's lives. The Bible teaches that God is the creator. However you choose to believe that the universe came into being, I choose to believe that God was, and is, the instrument behind it.

Not only that, I believe that God is still creating. There are new things to see and experience every day. There is no limit to what God can do, and his creativity is unending. His goodness is all around us. He is still doing new things and solving old problems. He is actively creating, even today.

Additionally, I believe that God made humanity as his representatives on earth. We are, therefore, to aspire to creativity. You and I are supposed to be creative and creating. We need to not be stuck in a rut. We should be looking for new things, always.

It logically follows, then, that the church should be a culture of creativity. We are to be creative and to encourage others to the same. We should be seeing new art, singing new songs, reciting new liturgy and designing new programs for outreach, evangelism and discipleship.

A creative church will be a growing church.

A church that is not a culture of creative will weaken, shrivel and ultimately die.

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