dave harrity



breaking in:
cultivating the kingdom through creativity

there’s a sea change happening in the church—faith, creativity, imagination, and community are colliding in congregations larger and small across the world. as artists of belief, we’re called to use our creativity to cultivate peace, reconciliation, and creative, radical, community-oriented change for the world that ‘god so loved.’ in his blog, harrity explores this collision, offers commentary, pragmatic advice, and cohesive vision to help christian creatives weather the evolving storm.

dave harrity is author of “making manifest: on faith, creativity, and the kingdom at hand,” a book of meditations and exercises for personal and communal spiritual formation. he’s also author of “morning and what has come since: poems,” which was nominated for a pushcart prize, kentucky literary award, and the conference on christianity and literature’s book-of-the-year citation. his poems have appeared widely in journals and magazine internationally and stateside. with a focus on teaching creative practices and writing, his workshops, classes, and lectures often explore the intersection of faith and imagination through poetry writing. from 2008-2009, he taught creative writing workshops at asbury seminary as part of the pastoral imagination series and has since taught similar classes across the country. he lives and writes in louisville with his wife and children. follow him on a twitter and instagram.

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resources for faithful practitioners of creativity and creative practitioners of faith...

“walking with kindness” by mark liebenow

What is required of us is to do justice, love kindness,

 and walk humbly with our God. Micah 6:8


I imagine Micah...

“a made thing” by heather caliri

For a long time, I simply felt helpless.

My youth pastor in high school was spiritually abusive to many of us, and he sexually abused...

“the devil you know: rough drafts” by elizabeth jarrett andrew

Poor revision, unfairly maligned due to a quirk of human nature! We beasts prefer prowling on familiar territory, rooting up the same soil with...