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.

My Big Criticism of Christians on Social Media and the Hope I See

Jonathan Malm - August 22, 2017

I unfollowed yet another person on Facebook today. It was a pastor. I actually agreed with what he was saying in his video, but it wasn’t providing any hope or help. He was talking of the importance of churches keeping Christ first, which was good. But his delivery was this: Beware of those churches. Stay away from those churches. Pray for repentance for those churches. …

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7 Quotes from My Upcoming Book I Think Can Change Your Life

Jonathan Malm - August 8, 2017

I’m not sure if this is bad marketing to share all of the best nuggets from my upcoming book in one place, but I’m trusting this will make you want more. I truly believe these seven quotes from The Hidden Option (releasing September 1st) could change your life if you act on them. The book, of course, gives you practical ideas and context for how …

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My new book is releasing next month!

Jonathan Malm - August 1, 2017

Alright guys! After two years of working on this content – speaking at conferences and codifying the concept into written form – I’m pleased to announce my book is publishing next month! The book is called: The Hidden Option: Igniting Creativity to Solve Life’s Impossible Problems Here’s what it’s about. We live in a polarized world. We want everything to fit in box A or B, …

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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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