Creativity Is Your Call. Restoration Is Your Purpose.
So often creativity is relegated to something pertaining to the arts. However, creativity is one of God's gifts he has freely given to all. It is a gift that is often misunderstood and under utilized. In the article below Art Lindsley helps to move us closer to embracing this blessing while challenging us to use it.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you are counting down the days to the release of the next film, The Last Jedi on December 15th of this year. I love the scenes in the original Star Wars films that show Han Solo’s ship, the Millennium Falcon, jumping into hyperspace. There is a flash of light, a burst of acceleration, and the ship is suddenly light years away from where it took off.
The evangelical church needs this burst of light, this thrust forward, regarding how it views cultural transformation.
The church’s emphasis has, for far too long, been only on personal salvation. Personal salvation is important, but we have wrongly neglected the larger implications of the gospel.
If we are to radically influence our culture and make a positive difference in our communities, our cities, our country, and our world for the glory of God and his kingdom, we need to recover a broader vision of what the gospel means for all of life.
We need a new perspective on creation and creativity that gives vision and guidance to our work and actions.
The Cultural Mandate and Creativity
God gave each of us creativity to use within each of the areas of life he has called us to work. What is the biblical basis for this creativity, and how are we to use it?
Thanks to Vojna Andrea for the photo on Unsplash