"What it means to be an artist today -- where do we start on that one?" muses Ed Ruscha, almost nonplussed. Finally, the soft-spoken art veteran decides : "It means facing a lot of information that's going to be very difficult to take in and swallow because there's so much of it."
That's how this article from the LA times on how the information age affects creativity begins. While he is talking about art, pay attention closely and your realize that much of what he says also proves true for businesses and ministries. In short, it's largely universal.