I’m a sucker for a good design and by choice a minimalist. So when I came across Mustafa Omerli’s minimialistic typographic logos, I was hooked. These logos use the art of minimalism and negative space to make what I would consider amazing and yet simple logos. When I look at these, I immediately get jealous at their creativity and thoughtfulness.
With church tech, I’m sure you have your own personal pet peeve that bug you the most. Mine might just be texting habits that need to stop. This video from Buzzfeed from a couple of years is still relevant today. If you are in charge of church tech at your church or have some influence at your church, you may want to share this with your staff and maybe even congregation.
I’m kidding of course. Except for you Karen, you need to stop with the group texts immediately.
It has been five years since I have left working in (“full-time / occupational”) ministry. I have continued to serve in several different areas of the church as a volunteer. While in ministry, I was a prolific reader of ministry books, I have three rows of a bookshelf and a couple of donated boxes to prove it. But since leaving, I haven’t read a Christian book geared towards church leadership until I got my hands on this book “Letters to the Church” by Francis Chan.
I’ll be the first to say that my trust in Facebook is small. It’s not so little that I don’t use it, so that’s saying something. But the stories coming out over and over of how Facebook’s “move fast and break things” philosophy is hurting communities and individuals without any big course correction is very, very disconcerning. At the same time, I put on my therapist hat as well as my writing online about church and mental health doing more to help people, I worry when I see reports of Facebook deciding how to manipulate people’s emotions to get people to stay on longer and sell more advertising.
So you can guess my shock when I began to discover Facebook being proactive with mental health for individual users. Confused? Let me explain how I happened upon this.
When you intersect powerful images with culturally relevant topics, you are bound to be inspired or frustrated. Maybe even both. Isn’t that what art is supposed to do? The images below by Steffen Kraft via his design studio ICONEO are profound. I’ve shared some of my favorites that has some tech connection, but I’d encourage you to go look at the rest. Do note, they are not Christian based. Despite this these culturally meaningful illustrations still matter and are worth our attention.
Yesterday you might have comes across “Your Life Matters” on social media. This is because it was international Suicide Awareness Day that promoted the hashtag #YourLifeMatters. One of the biggest Christians who advocated for ending mental health stigma and promoting suicide prevention was Jarrid Wilson. Sadly, we learned yesterday of this news:
It is with the deepest sadness and shock that I have to report that @JarridWilson went to be with the Lord last night.
At a time like this, there are just no words.
The Bible says, “There is a time to mourn.” This is certainly that time. Read more at https://t.co/EKJb7UJaki
— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) September 10, 2019
I was asked to share some resources, so below I would ask that you, your church, and your congregation share some of these as well as implement others that you think would be good for your church.