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Imagine That!

Lessons in creativity from a Disney Imagineer.

C. McNair Wilson is crazy. The nephew of Billy Graham's chief financial officer, Wilson grew up in the church. We use the term "grew up" loosely. He describes himself today as a "former third grader." Part Rip Taylor, part mad scientist, his mission is to bring fun to our work.

Drawing on his ten years as a Disney Imagineer, designer on six major theme park projects, artist, actor, and playwright, Wilson inspires business and church leaders in the fine art of creativity.

At pastors' conferences and Christian media conventions, his sessions are easily spotted. Look for the room with people sitting two to a chair and spilling into the hallways. Listen for the room emitting hoots and cheers and all manner of raucous noises. We wanted to share with you a C. McNair Wilson imaginative problem-solving session. We meant well. That's all we can say by way of apology.

Creativity. It's so much more than artistic expression, though the artist, composer, actor, author have powerful tools for presenting ...

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From Issue:Winter 2005: Creativity
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