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.

Why Me?

So many people attempt to follow their dreams – to create something meaningful. But so many lose strength and conviction. They don’t follow through. I’ve been guilty many times. I abandoned an amazing blog project. I left my fledgling company in neglect when I lost interest. I gave up my magic career. I lacked conviction.

I’m Planning My Own Demise

I’m in talks with a company about helping me do some pretty big things with Church Stage Design Ideas and Sunday| Magazine. We’re negotiating…going back and forth. We’re preparing a contract. One of the funniest things I’ve noticed about this process is that I’m basically planning my own demise. I’m anticipating every possible way I…

Bite-Sized Art

Twitter’s taught us the value of bite-sized communication. Many people read more words via tweet than via books. That’s one of the reasons I keep these blogs so bite-sized. People, especially creatives, are busy and overworked. It’s risky business to sit down and read a lengthy blog – not knowing if you’re wasting your time…

Detail Oriented People Miss Big Details

I used to work for a newspaper. I designed their ads. It was pretty well-run – with the appropriate writers’, designers’ and editors’ spots well staffed. But it never failed that, when the issue dropped, there were glaring typos. They weren’t just typos, they were typos in headlines and other major places. I worked with…

Letting People Wrestle

I’m not a fan of Christian movies. And I think I finally realized why. Christian movies have the tendency to wrap up the story with a perfect little bow. They turn a horrible situation into a perfect situation. Man deals with depression over losing his wife. Man finds God and never deals with a single…

Creativity is Salt

Creativity is a balancing act. Especially at a church. If a church focuses too much on creativity, they build an unhealthy culture. The church is maintained by creativity instead of enhanced by it. If the creative level drops one Sunday, people get dissatisfied. But a church that ignores creativity loses their edge. They sink into…

The Wrong Idea is the Right Idea

There are two types of churches that don’t have websites: 1. Those that are too traditional to have one… 2. Those that are too modern to have one… Isn’t that hilarious? Some churches still haven’t joined the website revolution. Some churches have already outgrown the website revolution. This is how fast culture changes…and how slowly…