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 Danger of Knowledge

I’m about to propose an idea I know many people won’t like. And the idea is this: There are times it’s better to leap without looking. Sometimes, too much research is a bad thing. There are times you need to start a new business without fully knowing your competition and business climate. Follow me before…

The Problem with Artists

I was going to title this post, The Problem with Austin, Portland, and Seattle. But I have too many friends who live in those places, and I like to avoid making enemies. But read through that lens and you’ll get what I’m talking about. Whenever I hang out with my wife’s friends, the question usually…

The Problem with Christian Media

At Echo Conference, the creative guys at Willow Creek showed a short film they created. The audience loved it. During a question/answer time afterward, someone asked a sensitive question. They asked, “Why is this movie so much better than other Christian movies? How did you make it so good?” It was an awkward question because…

The Easiest Way to Feel Good About Yourself

The easiest way to feel good about yourself is by tearing others down and discouraging them. Unfortunately, the buzz from that doesn’t last too long. If you’ve been on the internet any amount of time, you’ve seen the people who do this. They leave a discouraging or hateful comment on a blog post or YouTube…

Provisions During War

My parents were missionaries in Guatemala when I was a younger. From the age of six to twelve, I was a white kid running around trying to figure out Spanish. The craziest thing about being a missionary kid in Guatemala at that time, though, was that the country was in a massive civil war. There…

Conquering Shame After Failure

One of the more difficult things for me this last week was seeing people I worked with during Echo. (Not my co-workers, but those who either attended or supported the conference.) For instance, on Wednesday, I worked from Watermark Church – the church that hosted the conference. As I sat with my hand to my…