Step 1: Write. Write. Write. Write some more.
Step 2: Make sense of the mess I've created.
Creativity is, at it's core, the work of bringing order out of chaos. The first creative act found in Genesis is God taking a formless world and giving it shape. Throughout the narrative of Scripture, we watch as God continues this work of bringing clarity from distortion, peace from the storm, and home from wandering.
With creativity at the heart of each and every redemptive work that God does, how then can we discount the essential role that creativity must play in the mission of the church to reflect this God’s image?
The mission of God's people has been distorted. We are not called to stand apart from the chaos and sit comfortably in our well formed lives. We are called to enter into the chaos with the light and truth of Christ in the hopes of creating the kind of order that only our powerful God can bring.
Art is not chaos. Art is not safe. Much like the Kingdom of God, art is the movement between the two.