Sometimes we forget the power of creative expression. Yes, creativity is all around us; so much so that we can take it for granted. The CRC health group has posted the results of a survey that tells us how much teens are creating online. They are quite prolific.
Teens Creating Online Content In Record Numbers | CRC Health …
At the same time, this unprecedented and easy means of creating and sharing creations can have sad overtones. Do you know these young ladies or people like them? What sends young girls to these lengths?
Maybe the backgrounds of the teens in the videos in the post above are different from those in the post below, but are they any less at risk? The difference between the two posts is that whereas above the teenage girls are speaking to an anonymous audience, many of whom will be callous and uncaring in their response, in the post below there are caring adults present. These adults are mentors who will be helping teenage girls to write for empowerment.
And here’s another form of expression that empowers – slam poetry. Take the time to listen to the poignant poem at the top of the page.
Given these insights:
- How do we channel the creative impulse and creativity so that it becomes a move toward wholeness? The Psalms are replete with examples. How are we using these?
- How are we availing ourselves of the windows our students give into their lives through their online creations as we invite them into a deeper faith in Christ?
- Where are the adult mentors in our youth and student ministries who will make time for creativity and empowerment?