Creativity: God’s Imagination & Ours

Marvel at God’s Creativity and Its Reflection in His Creatures

In partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary

Creativity in Genesis

About Ryan Griffith

Ryan Griffith (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is interim Executive Director of the Gospel Coalition. Prior to serving with TGC, Ryan was the founding Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Church History and Humanities at Bethlehem College & Seminary (Minneapolis, MN). He earned MA and BA degrees at Wheaton College (IL).

Resources prepared by David Clifford and Amy Guibal from Bethlehem College & Seminary.

Creativity in Story

About N. D. Wilson

N. D. Wilson is the author of Leepike Ridge, a children’s adventure story, the 100 Cupboards fantasy series, and Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl. He enjoys high winds, milk, and night-time. He received his Master’s degree from Saint John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, is the senior editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine, and is also a Fellow of Literature at New Saint Andrews College. His writing has appeared in Books & Culture, The Chattahoochee Review, and Esquire. He and his wife, Heather, have five children.

Creativity in Tolkien

About Matt Crutchmer

Matt Crutchmer serves as Instructor of Christian Theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary. After working for five years in the financial industry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Matt and his family moved to Minneapolis in 2005 to prepare for cross-cultural ministry in Finland. While that long-term plan was altered, God still used those years to prepare him for his teaching role: Matt earned two Master degrees and taught intensive courses in Finland and UAE. Matt’s research interests include the doctrines of God and the church, theological understandings of reading, writing, and human creativity, and modern theology. Matt and his wife, Arianne, have three boys and live in Minneapolis, MN.

Creativity in Dialogue

Part 1

The following discussion was recorded during the seminar, God’s Imagination & Ours: The Creator, Creation, and Creativity held at Bethlehem College & Seminary. Panelists include N. D. Wilson, Matt Crutchmer, and Tony Reinke; moderated by Zach Howard.

Part 2