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.

Big Picture Thinking

I hate maintenance. I’m a builder, not a maintainer. I love rearranging my room. I hate making my bed. I love reformatting my computer. I hate keeping my files orderly. That’s why I loved building ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com and Sunday| Mag. It was a building process. I was designing, strategizing, making things happen. It was all new and…

My Identity in Character

I’ve been redefining myself. It’s easy for artists to find our identity in what we create. It’s natural. But that’s not healthy. When we create something sucky, our self-worth plummets. If someone doesn’t like our art, we feel worthless. No, it’s not healthy to define ourselves by what we make. The natural solution, and the…

Edgy Christians

I’m not afraid to be edgy. But as I was writing my blog post last Wednesday, I felt very uncomfortable with the post I was writing. It was one line. See if you can find the line: The world needs brave artists. There’s far too much safe art. It’s the art you keep hidden in…

Brave Artists

I launched the sixth issue of Sunday| Mag this morning. I’m proud of this one. Check it out if you haven’t yet. I’ve found, though, that I get super nervous each month. On the last day of the month, when I’m putting all the pieces together, I start panicking. What if people don’t like the issue?…

Panic/Creativity

It’s been about four months now that I’ve been self-employed. And I find myself waking up frequently at odd hours of the evening – when I should be sleeping soundly. I’ve noticed two things wake me up in the wee hours. The first is a spark of creativity. An exciting idea. I hop out of…

Opportune Moments

I’ve begun living a radical life since moving to Dallas. I look for every opportunity and say “yes” to them all. I’ve done so many things already that aren’t “me”…but they were opportunities and I decided I would seize them. This started because I had no friends or connections up in Dallas. But I’m determined…

Don’t Forget the Fun

I’m writing a book. A devotional for creatives. I have so much great info I want to share, that sometimes I forget I need to make this thing enjoyable to read. Novel concept, right? I think that’s a syndrome of how seriously artist take themselves. We have such conviction for our craft, that we take…

I’m on the Bookwagon

I’m writing a book. Well, to be fair, I’ve been writing about three books. But I’m ready to announce the first that will be released. I’m working on a devotional for creatives. It’s a 31-day exploration of spirituality and creativity – those two concepts aren’t mutually exclusive. Each day will start with a spiritual principle.…