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.

Finding Your Voice

I released a new book today. It’s called Unwelcome. The book is all about things churches do that drive first-time guests away—more than that, it’s how to turn it around and be extremely welcoming. That’s two books released in two months. Two completely different topics. Created for More is a devotional to help creative minds…

Why I Get Excited About Church Scandals

This post title might be a bit misleading. Understand, I don’t get excited when people get hurt. I don’t get excited seeing people being taken advantage of. I don’t get giddy about sin and its public revelation. But anytime I see a church scandal, I realize there’s something deeper going on. What the media sees as…

Stop Looking for Complete Liberty

Many people think liberty is all about having no constraints. “If I just could shake off laws, financial burdens, or social norms, I could have complete freedom. I could do anything I want.” They think this is utopia. But I believe true liberty is all about embracing the restrictions in our lives. Let me explain.…

My Worst Critic

I like being liked. So anytime somebody doesn’t like me or doesn’t like something I do, I try to win them over. Just last week I got an email explaining all the things I did that made someone not want to buy my book. It was a painful criticism, but I got it. I got…

Stop Listening to Arms

I think everyone should get an education. But at the same time, I’ve known many people who have succeeded without one. In fact—while I value education—I think it’s a complete farce. Education will not make you successful, even though that’s what it promises. It won’t even always teach you what you need to know in…