Tag: art

God is Terrifying

Modern American church-goers believe that God is the God of comfort, beauty, and goodness. But they don’t believe God is terrifying.

The problem is, God is terrifying.

I can already hear imagined skeptics whispering, “Where does the Bible say that God is terrifying?”

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Peculiar Vision

I began writing because no one had yet written the story I saw playing out in my head. And I knew that the story I was envisioning would never get told right if I weren’t the one to do it, because who else could see it the same way as me?

No one, of course. That’s the simple truth that pushes every artist to begin creating.

I call it, “peculiar vision.” Everyone has it. Just not everyone has the courage to follow it.

However, even though I could envision what I wanted to bring to life, I had neither the tools nor the understanding of how to make it happen. I knew nothing. And each time I put my hand to trying, I failed so miserably that I nearly quit.

In college, I tried writing a short story.

When submitted to the school paper, the editor patted me on the shoulder and said, “Stick to music.”

If you’re ever in a position to influence other people, never say something like that to an aspiring artist. If I would have listened to that
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