Want more creativity in the church? Criticize with care. Criticize to elevate people, not to tear them down.
Every creative person wants to get better at it, so they’re not just willing, but eager to hear constructive criticism.
More Creatives Needed
If you’re one of the courageous, creative Christians, let this post be an encouragement to you.
Keep at it. Stay bold. Design, write, speak, compose, paint, act, build, play and sing with all your heart.
Proclaim the creativity of the creator with everything you have. Then listen to the critics who give you valuable feedback. Ignore the others.
We need you. The church needs you. The world needs you.
Every creative Christian has been criticized. From Bach and Handel, to Luther and Wesley, to Tolkien and Lewis, to Johnny Cash, Andrae Crouch and Darlene Zschech.
Sometimes with good reason. Sometimes not. Either way, we remember the creatives. We’ve forgotten the critics.
Be creative, be brave. And be memorable.
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