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.

Copying is Not Creating

I’ve been dealing with a copycat lately. A Texan company has been systematically copying my entire ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com site onto theirs. Beside the obvious plagiarism and copyright violation issues…it’s really ticking me off. I’ve spent about 2 and a half years of my life curating and crafting that site. They’re even using pictures from the site saying they…

The Balance

I’ve been consumed lately with this idea that art and creativity are becoming a god for church workers. We have so many websites, conferences, books, and leaders devoted to teaching church workers how to make amazing art. How do you reach people with art. The same is true for leadership. “You must have a huge…

God of Art

There’s a growing emphasis on art. It’s not a new thing. But new technology has made it possible for anyone to be a legitimate artist. Some use it as a vehicle to fame. Some use it as a vehicle expression. But Art is important to this generation. So important that Art is becoming a god…

Execute

This book plot is amazing! The jacket is so promising that you know the content within lives up. It rarely does. Sometimes the best concepts for books completely fail to deliver. I’ve noticed this phenomenon in almost every area of creativity. The problem with great creativity is that, often, the concept comes simply. That initial…

Newfound Clarity

I have newfound clarity. My calling. We live in a world where traditional art structures are dissolving. Recording artists no longer need the record industry to distribute their art. Movie makers no longer need huge budgets and studios to produce their work. Authors can self-publish or give their work away for free.

God’s Murder Mystery

Who killed Rita Scallopini’s parents? I had the chance to be part of a murder mystery party a couple weeks ago. I was one of the suspects. I had to act like a suspect, yet provide enough clues that I wasn’t the murderer – without giving it away too easily. I had a script and…