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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Creativity)

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Posted by on November 5, 2022 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Creativity)

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Posted by on November 3, 2022 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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Glass Art — Incredible!

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2022 in creativity

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Creativity)

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2022 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Creativeness)

We should value craftsmanship, beauty, creativity! But Calvin’s protest is not so much the exaltation of man made in the image of God, but procrastination about his unfinished assignment! We have the tremendous ability to be creative like our God. But as sinners, we can use the best truths about man’s make-up to explain our laziness and indolence. We are both fallen and gloriously created in His image!

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2020 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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Incredible — But Temporary — Art!

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2020 in art

 

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Creating Your Own Car! (Time for a Great Commercial!)

Oh, if it were that simple to just think a new car into existence!  Without getting too spiritual, isn’t it true that man really wants to be his own CREATOR?  Part of our being made in the image of God is our ability to create, but this video defies all logic, doesn’t it?  It seems the parts of this new car just materialize out of thin air at the wishes of the young man sitting down.

That’s power, isn’t it?  While ingenuous, this commercial doesn’t inspire me to find the building he was on, plot myself down on that simple chair, and think a new car into existence around me!  It makes me grateful for man’s creativity — which he got from His Maker!

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2018 in creativity

 

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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 25)

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In you, Lord my God,
    I put my trust.

I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
    toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
    forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
    He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.[b]
13 They will spend their days in prosperity,
    and their descendants will inherit the land.
14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
    he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the Lord,
    for only he will release my feet from the snare.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart
    and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress
    and take away all my sins.
19 See how numerous are my enemies
    and how fiercely they hate me!

20 Guard my life and rescue me;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness protect me,
    because my hope, Lord,[c] is in you.

22 Deliver Israel, O God,
    from all their troubles!

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2016 in Psalm 25

 

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Time for a Great Cartoon (Man as Creative)

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Why does man create?  Could it be that because we are made in the image and likeness of God, we have a desire to produce things, make art, craft objects that express that truth?  We are not meaningless accidents formed in the primordial belch of the universe, but individuals who express our creatureliness, even when we are bored!

How do you express your creativity?

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2014 in creativity

 

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CARTOON MONDAY! Connecting the dots YOUR way?

Questions:

1. What is it about us that we don’t want to connect the dots the way we’re told to?

2. Do you find in your life that when you ignore how GOD says to connect the dots, and you insist on connecting them the way you want to, that you don’t come out with a very good picture — of a duck — or of your life?

3. Isn’t life really a combination of dot-connecting and creative integrity? When we get the two mixed up — the absolutes versus the imaginary — WE get mixed up!

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