Wednesday, 30 May 2012
One problem I take on in Creative Theology is the misconception that there are creative people, and non-creative people. If you read Genesis 1 with an ounce of attention, you’ll see how this isn’t possible.
We perpetuate the problem by labeling some as creative, and talking about “the creatives” as if they are an elite group separated by some innate quality that most don’t have. Craziness.
In this TED talk by David Kelley, he takes on the creative vs non-creative myth and provides an interesting perspective. I’ll note that I disagree with his statement that we think of “creatives” having some God-given gift. I, of course, would counter that we all have the God-given gift of creativity. But we are both trying to get to the same end. That is, breaking the distinction between creatives and non-creatives.