The Greatest Artist of All Time
This isn't a post so much about technology as about creativity - and its ultimate source.
When personal computers were first becoming popular - yes, I was around then. :) I envisioned them foremost as educational devices. Over the years, it's been disappointing to see the many negative ways computers and technology have been used.
My goal, through the Homeschool Spark courses, is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to use computers in positive and creative ways.
While I don't agree with all of Jefferson Bethke's theology, he makes a great point in this spoken word piece - God is the greatest artist, the master creator, and we are merely imitators of Him.
The Greatest Artist Of All Time, Jefferson Bethke
(some of my favorite lines)
And that’s why in the same way that our lives are borrowed time,
this poem is borrowed lines,
because the most ridiculous statement we could ever say is that
this poem is mine,
because we are not self-sustaining.
No, we're not self-creating.
Technically, nothing we do is original, we're just imitating
and that’s not a diss,
all I'm trying to say is this,
even our own creativity
is nothing more than an outflow of His.
And so, I’ll end with this.
You know that quote about giving credit where credit is due?
Well, if that’s true, it’s about time we give God His rightful credit too,
’cause He's a God in the business of making all things new
and here's the truth:
He is not through with making a masterpiece of you.