Author Archives: Joel Pelsue

Finding Your Calling as an Artist

Peter Pan is a Bad Role Model Did Peter Pan have a calling? We’ll never know. He refused to grow up. As artists or creative professionals, we all need to keep our childlike sense of imagination and play like Peter Pan. However, we cannot afford to remain children. We must grow up and become that […]

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9th Commandment for Artists

Enjoy this vlog of the 9th Commandment for Artists and Creative Professionals in our Ten Commandments for Artists series. The grim and grit of society are an essential part of many movies, video games, and even works of fine art in museums. We see a world of deceit, lying and betrayal in stories every day, […]

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Is Shame Killing Your Creativity?

“Evil’s intention for shame is not simply to make our interpersonal lives miserable; It wants to cripple our creativity as artists . . . as much as it wants us to merely feel bad about ourselves.” – The Soul of Shame, Curt Thompson, MD. Your spiritual and creative lives are interwoven. The emotions of your […]

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Sin Boldly

  Fear kills creativity. It doesn’t matter if it is fear of failure, fear of success, fear of the critic or fear of what your Christian and skeptic friends might think. The reformer Martin Luther claimed that Christians should be bold and stop wavering amidst the choices we face. Take time to make a wise […]

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Beauty

(Please note this podcast begins with a reading from the book of Ezekial before Rev. Joel speaks) Beauty.  What is it really? Does it only exist in the eye of the beholder?  It is so universally desirable that Americans alone spend over $54 Billion each year trying to look beautiful. It has been vastly misunderstood […]

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