Identity & Value

One of the most daunting challenges facing artists is navigating the tension between taking their work seriously and being defined by their work. Although I say artists, I really mean anyone. We all create, and we are all creating a body of work with our lives. So while artists feel this more acutely than most, we can all learn from this concept: we all must understand the significance of your work without being defined by it.

And for Jesus followers...

You see for those of us who believe that God is in the act of setting all things right and mending our hearts as he mends the entire cosmos, our work here is a part of his grand renewal. The body of work we are creating with our lives serves as a signpost to a kingdom that is breaking forth in this world and to a reality where all things are being made new. Needless to say, then, our work is important. And it carries eternal significance...

This is an excerpt from the first lesson in the Creative Theology 2.0 ecourse.

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