Category Archives: Creativity

Thoughts on Creativity – a sampler from TEDxRVA

The first-ever TEDxRVA event launched my mind, soaring skyward, fueled with inspiration, imagination, ideas, hope, new connections, and exciting possibilities. It is impossible to capture in one brief blog post the true spirit of the day… the full range of … Continue reading

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Writing leads to mental illness

A young Jewish film student from the Bronx walks into a bar with a Southern Baptist preacher, a Goth 7-Eleven clerk, and a gay vintage clothing storeowner. Sound like the setup for a corny joke? Actually, those are some of … Continue reading

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Let us entertain and inspire

I finally got around to watching that Christian movie that’s been sitting next to my chair for the last three months. I knew I needed to watch it. Everybody at church who’s seen it says it is great. “Have you … Continue reading

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Don’t give up pain too soon

There is pain, disappointment and, of course, hard work associated with doing anything worthwhile. I’m certainly finding that true as we’re struggling with revisions to the first draft of our screenplay for “The Prodigal Project.” Fortunately, there are wonderful people around who … Continue reading

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Good Fast Cheap

You’ve probably heard the expression, “Good. Fast. Cheap. Choose any two.” Recently, I heard a variation on the theme. It was in a commencement speech by Neil Gaiman at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Gaiman is a writer … Continue reading

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Producing video vignettes

In September, Richmond’s First Baptist Church is embarking on a year-long every-member mission trip. The idea is to encourage every person in our congregation to get involved in at least one mission project right in the metropolitan Richmond area, where most … Continue reading

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We quibble over words and fail to tell stories

I was inspired and challenged this week through a blog post by Gary Furr, pastor of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. He was commenting on a recent decision by Lifeway Christian Stores to remove the movie “The Blind Side” … Continue reading

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