I know a lot of friends that tuned in to Doctor Who for the first time with the 50th Anniversary special and enjoyed what they saw. After thinking about ALL of the story arcs, callbacks to the first generation, and early second generation episodes, the numerous villains, and everything that is special with the doctors, their companions, and the friends made along the way, I wonder how much people actually got out of that episode.
To help with this, below are some images to help identify some of the MANY pieces that is part of Doctor Who along with tons of quotes to bring a smile to your face.
Church tech staff and volunteers have SO MANY different areas where they have to use visual media, including worship lyric backgrounds, blog posts, social media updates, promotional postcards, banners, bulletins, newsletters, and whatever other project you have taken on. The question is, where do you get your free stock photos for all of these goodies?
Unless you have a full-time staff or an iStockPhoto subscription, you are probably always scrambling for some kind of stock photography to use. Flickr seems like a great place to get free photos, right? What can be the harm in grabbing a couple of those images for use? Hmmm… well the common issues are lawsuits, loss of your website, and even legal troubles.
Within the realm of blogging and social media for seventy8 Productions, I get to be the one that dreams of the vision, calls the shots, and puts it into action. The process from a great idea to implementation is simply limited by the amount of time I can put it together. It is great to see these dreams come to fruition and then to see them become successes.
A corporate digital marketing strategy is different. The process is not as streamlined. And not everything I think is a great idea actually gets made.
In the past few months, there has been a rash of YouTube videos by high profile users, including the one below, where they share their community service acts online. First and foremost, I will say that I hope this trend keeps gaining momentum because this is a great thing, regardless if the people who are doing it identify as Christians or not. What I have noticed is that Christian churches and ministries seem to be lacking presences in the discussion.
If you are the generation of people that grew up with X-men on television or comic books in the 80′s and 90′s or simply basking in the geeky glory that is the movie re-imagination of Batman, Superman, Ironman, Avengers, and all of the other movies, you will enjoy these geek character posters.
These are only a small collection of a huge list of great minimalist posters:
This is not an episode of Punk’d, we are not being tricked by Jimmy Kimmel, and I am not mistaken from a fan movie that was put together. This will be a LEGO movie coming out February 7, 2014. And it is not just some movie to be made for fun, but has solid voice actors in Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Will Ferrell, and Charlie Day!
Have you ever looked at another church staff from the church across town and thought,
“Man, if only I had that technology, I would be able to do some amazing things.”
But then you start thinking about how you could get your church budget committee to approve these expenses and you start to back out. While I love the idea of doing that, I really do not think they will do it.
So the idea sits in the back of your brain. Maybe it becomes a mental splinter that will cause jealousy and frustration towards your own church. Or maybe this idea turns to not wanting to do anything extra for your church and you get stuck going through the motions.
This is that blog post to encourage you to do more than settle with mediocrity.
It is the Thanksgiving season and everyone is in the mood to be kind to their neighbor (at least until Black Friday and then you better not be in the way between me and my future Christmas presents!). In the rush to have a great Thanksgiving Sunday service or youth group, you might need one more great illustration to fill a gap. We have the perfect video for your ministry and it comes from my favorite little president impersonator, Kid President.
We've been insanely-interested in exploring how the Church, ministries, and non-profits use technology to effectively fulfill their mission to the world.
With a small blog that started in September of 2008 we grew faster than we had ever dared to dream expanding into a network of blogs that reached more than a quarter million people every single month.
In May of 2011 we re-focused our efforts bringing all of the content back into one solidified brand - a "digital magazine" of resources that still serve the same industries and that still has the same curious heartbeat that started this movement.