I ran across this post today on a random blog. He talks a little bit about how Christian Creativity has often consisted entirely of ripping off other people’s creativity (got jesus?). Of course this is not always true. Much of the great art of the world was produced by Christians (or at least by people hired by the church….). And without a doubt there are Christian artists, designers, musicians, poets, and creatives out there who are doing amazing, new and innovative work (see http://www.jeremycowart.com/). I think there is value in seeing other peoples work, ideas, and techniques and using and adapting them into something new, but I hope that I will never be one who simply hijacks other peoples ideas in my work for NLR, or anybody else.