The Author

J. Ryan Lister is associate professor of theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of Our Lives (Crossway, 2014). You can follow him on Twitter.

Is the Church Where Creativity Goes to Die?

In this podcast, Thomas Terry and Ryan Lister talk about the place of creativity and art in the church and why they are needed

Why the New Creation Matters to Your Creativity

Without a future hope, our creativity quickly becomes shortsighted

Why Your Creativity Matters to Christ

King Jesus does not stand against your art, but

Ministering in the Presence of Your King

Theological depth is what we need. And this voice

The Surprising Sin-Killing Power of God’s Presence

When we turn our attention to the presence of