Jonathan Malm

Jonathan Malm helps people uncover creative options for their life and their church. He’s the author of Created for More, a 30-day devotional to help you develop a more creative mind. You’ll find him in San Antonio, Texas, roasting his own coffee beans and enjoying life with his Argentine wife, Carolina.

The Three Depths You Should Visit in Your Life

Jonathan Malm - July 25, 2017

I’m part of a huge Facebook group where people who work at different sized churches all communicate best practices and ideas. I recently saw someone in the group suggest we break the group into multiple groups, based on the size of church. They felt they weren’t learning from the folks who worked at larger churches. I see it like this: They found themselves in the …

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Why America’s Freedom is Bad for Christians

Jonathan Malm - July 4, 2017

Many of you read the title of this blog and clicked through preparing to be offended. Give me a few seconds before you pass judgment though. Freedom is a very good thing. In fact, Paul tells the first groups of believers that we were called to be free: “For you have been called to live in freedom…” That’s not talking about a political freedom; it’s …

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The #1 Key to Success in Life Change

Jonathan Malm - June 27, 2017

Here’s a paradox for you. Crazy life change seems like it should be something that’s extreme. Right? You should behave one way or operate your business one way or respond to God one way, then in an instant, you change. And most people go life change that way. They find themselves down a road they never wanted to be on, then they make the drastic …

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One Word that Will Change Negativity into Opportunity

Jonathan Malm - June 13, 2017

At times it feels like the world is filled with people all fighting over scraps – especially in business. Someone has an idea, then about 50 other copycats hop on the scene and there’s instant competition. I’m all for competition and the mechanism of free market, but when everyone copies an idea, there’s very little innovation happening. I believe on word can change all that. …

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The Problem with Books About Success

Jonathan Malm - May 23, 2017

I love business. It’s fun to make money and attempt a takeover of specific niches. I’m pretty vocal about how much I love it. So people constantly give me news books they think I should read about business structures, success models, and launch formulas. I’ll usually give them a try, but rarely does one get me excited. I feel like they’re all lacking something pretty fundamental. …

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3 Truths that Could Free You From Feelings of Inadequacy

Jonathan Malm - May 16, 2017

Have you ever had a “theme day”? It’s one of those days where it seems one consistent concept keeps coming up – in each conversation, each message you hear… Sunday was one of those days for me. The theme was performance. My pastor’s message seemed to scream that concept to me. Then I got home in the afternoon and unintentionally got into a two-hour long conversation …

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This Mentality Might Be Holding You Back

Jonathan Malm - May 9, 2017

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m a competitive spirit. I love trying to win a good debate. Heck, I’ll even argue a position I don’t believe just for the competition and seeing how I do. Call me the devil’s advocate. I think there’s a place for that sort of competition, but only if both parties come out better at the end. The truth …

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The #1 Key to Motivation

Jonathan Malm - May 2, 2017

I have a gardener I call George. I’m pretty sure that’s his name. But not positive. Each week or two he comes by and takes care of my lawn. He weeds my flower bed. He fertilizes. He does all the things a “man” is supposed to do for his own lawn. My point is, if that’s the measurement of a man, I’m not a very …

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3 Ways to Start Moving Beyond Surface-Level Friendships

Jonathan Malm - April 25, 2017

We all crazy deep relationships – those people we can tell our most intimate secrets to and know they still have our backs. We want the type of friend who would take a bullet for us. Unfortunately, few people have relationships like that. Often, that’s because we don’t know how to take our friendships beyond the surface level. How do you move beyond conversations about …

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