My Life Is In a Box

My life is in a box, an intermediary moment from here to there, from there to here or from there to where. For several years, I lived as a bit of a gypsy. Things were overrated. We only needed what we needed, and the rest was dead weight. I don't live that way anymore. I... Continue Reading →

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The heartbreak of creativity: a public service announcement

I just found this blog today. It’s everything I wish I would have thought to say.

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ross jobs A version of this piece originally aired on CBC Radio’s “Breakaway.” You can hear the original audio version here .

Hello, I’m Ross Murray, beloved columnist, salad dressing connoisseur and author of the best-selling self-help book Don’t Kid Yourself, Mister. Today, I’d like to talk about a condition that afflicts 2 out of 6 Canadians and in some areas as many as 1 in 3. I’m talking about… creativity.

Creativity can strike anyone, anytime, though probably not before 10 a.m. Creative people are just like you and me, except with weirder clothes and occasionally dubious hygiene. Creativity is a highly distracting affliction, but, with regular treatment and flattery, most creative people lead full, productive lives… Let me try that again: most creative people lead full lives.

There are two types of creativity. Some people are born creative, although early creativity remains difficult to diagnose. Many parents become convinced that their…

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The Worldview of Modern Age Artists

To truly understand the relationship between Christianity and the arts, the Christian must first understand that art reflects the worldview of the culture and its current philosophies. Music, theatre and literature, not only influence, but are influenced by popular thinking. The modern age was no different. As modern thinking drifted farther from a Biblical worldview,... Continue Reading →

Literature and Drama During the Protestant Reformation

In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the door at Wittenberg Castle. A new professor at an insignificant German university, Luther requested an academic symposium on suspect practices of the Catholic Church, chiefly, the sale of indulgences as authorized by Pope Leo X in 1514. The resulting movement, later called the Protestant Reformation,... Continue Reading →

Christianity and Art During the Protestant Reformation

In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the door at Wittenberg Castle. A new professor at an insignificant German university, Luther requested an academic symposium on suspect practices of the Catholic Church, chiefly, the sale of indulgences as authorized by Pope Leo X in 1514. The resulting movement, later called the Protestant Reformation,... Continue Reading →

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