Co-creating with God

There is always God in any creation.

My good friend, lesbian feminist theologian Carter Heyward, says that we are co-creators with God. She is right.

We do our part, we use our skills and our training and even our intuition.

And when we create anything with any goodness in it at all, God is part of the process. That is why the creative process is a mystery, and why the results so often astound us and others.

I am reminded of this by my friend Greg Farmer, who just opened up the website of his new company, Nichrome Creative. You can visit it at

Greg FarmerYes, MCC Richmond is featured in his portfolio. That is one reason I appreciate what Greg is doing.

But, even more, I am just awed by the range of creativity shown. It cannot help but be a “God thing.”

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

2 thoughts on “Co-creating with God”

  1. Thanks, Robin, for your kind words! I was surprised, encouraged, and humbled to be mentioned in your blog. I have always felt that God is the Master Designer, and that I am blessed to be able to serve as a tool, lovingly embraced in His hand, through which He can doodle as He expresses His vision.

    The creative process is without a doubt a spiritual process, and for me at least, one of the most sacred, enigmatic and intimate encounters I have with my Creator. It is a “God thing” for sure!

    1. St. Ignatius wrote a long time ago, “A thick and shapeless tree-trunk would never believe that it could become a statue, admired as a miracle of sculpture, and would never submit itself to the chisel of the sculptor, who sees by her genius what she can make of it.” Each day, we can ask for the grace to let ourselves by shaped by our loving Creator/Sculptor.

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