Neil White is a coach with experience helping people navigate conflict in churches and in relationship. He was certified as a coach in 2018 and has primarily coached other pastoral leaders since. He is the senior pastor at Rejoice, and is the author of the forthcoming book, Creative Words: Poetic Meditations on Creation, Creativity and the Power of Words. Over the past seventeen years, Neil has served congregations in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army prior to his call to ministry. He currently serves as the Dean for the Dallas Area Metro North conference of the NT-NL Synod and is the founder of the Frisco Interfaith Alliance.
Creative Words: Poetic Reflections on Creativity, Creation, and the Power of Words
Words can describe reality, but they are also capable of creating new purposes, behaviors, shapes, and meanings. The poems in Creative Words are a part of the author’s own search for something expansive and deep in our relationship with God, the world, and one another.
In many religious traditions, wisdom and words are active forces in the creation of the cosmos. These poetic reflections celebrate the connection between creation and creativity, imagination and inspiration, myth, wonder, feeling, and the strange and mysterious power of words.
Here the inquisitive reader will find a mixture of moods and topics, and a sense of balance; the poems can talk about depression and anxiety but also hope and joy. These poems are neither universally optimistic nor brooding.
Although deeply formed by faith, most of the poems in this collection are not overtly religious. This is poetry for religious and laypeople who enjoy creativity, poetry, and words.