What inspires creativity?

How does a writer fuel the creative muse? What role could poetry or music play? Could sermons or scripture generate creativity? For years, I've believed poetry--or at least being familiar with good poetry--elevated prose. The instructor for my first creative writing course (more than 20 years ago) taught a unit on poetry before teaching prose, … Continue reading What inspires creativity?

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Spurgeon’s turns

Charles H. Spurgeon has become known as the Prince of Preachers for good reason. The 19th century minister had an amazing ability to make biblical truth come alive. He knew how to turn a phrase. Many years ago we purchased his classic Morning and Evening devotional. While I recall reading it enough to wear page edges and tear the dust … Continue reading Spurgeon’s turns