The act of creation is surrounded by a fog of myths – myths that creativity comes by an inspiration, that original creations break the mold, that they’re the products of geniuses, and appear as quickly as electricity can heat a filament. But, creativity isn’t magic. It happens by applying ordinary tools of thought to existing materials.
That’s how this video on creativity and innovations begins. It goes on to explain that creativity involves three basic elements: copying, transforming, and combining. Check it out.
If you’re not following the American Theology Inquiry journal (ATI), you really should. It’s a free online journal that just seems to be getting better with each issue. The latest issue of the journal just came out and it looks great. I’ll definitely be digging into some of these as soon as I get the chance.
Here are the articles in this issue:
- “Reassessing the Relation of Reformation and Orthodoxy: A Methodological Rejoinder”, Richard A. Mueller
- Discovering the Sacred in Secular Art: An Aesthetic Modality that ‘Speaks of God'”, Christopher Evan Longhurst
- A Match Made in Munich: The Origin of Grenz’s Trinitarian Theology,” Jason S. Sexton
- “The Best Man Is Only a Man: Reflections on Some Enchantments and Disenchantments of the Grail,” Charles M. Natoli
- “There Is No Sex in the Church,” Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov
- “The Parable of the Budding Fig Tree,” J. Lyle Story