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.

4 Reasons You Don’t Finish Devotionals

If you’re like me, you probably have a devotional graveyard on your bookshelf. It’s filled with half-read books. And there they sit, mocking your inability to finish something as a book that helps you grow closer to God. Up until recently, I hadn’t been able to finish a single devotional. And it’s because I did the following…

Why a Christian Hypocrite Isn’t Really a Thing

One of the biggest accusations leveled against the Church is that it’s full of hypocrites. But if that’s the case, those hypocrites are just hanging out in the building. They aren’t actually who the Church is for. I think if you’re actively seeking Jesus, it’s impossible to be a hypocrite. Let me explain: Christian means…

7 Lessons I Learned as a Young Leader

When I was 21 years old, I was the sole worship leader at a 600-member church. I had barely graduated college, and I found myself a young leader—the youngest pastor in the organization. Needless to say, there was a steep learning curve. I learned quite a bit in the first few years of being a young leader, but…

What is a Hero?

Many times we look at people who have endured pain and we say, “That person is a hero.” But pain isn’t the thing that determines a hero. It’s not what makes us celebrate them and want to pattern our lives after theirs. Bad things happen to each of us. The stuff hits the fan, and…

Bandaid Christianity

Here’s the thing about Christianity: The charge has been primarily led by men. Pastors, mostly males, set most of what we believe about God and the Christian life. Unfortunately, men tend to be fixers. We don’t like things we can’t hammer, tighten, or duct tape. We like the quick fix. But life doesn’t really work…