“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but keep going.” That isn’t but could have been the opening lines to Austin Kleon’s latest work on creativity and art, Keep Going book. It offers ten steps to getting through slumps in creativity and keep going in developing one’s art, writing, voice, etc. Keep Going is the third in Kleon’s series of books on creativity—both Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work are great reads!—and it might be his finest.
In this post, we are going to discuss opening an Unsplash account for your church brand. Whaaaatttt?! Have you heard of Unsplash? It’s a great gift to your design team. Unsplash.com is disrupting the stock photo marketplace. It is 100% free, 100% Commercial Use photography that has been gifted to the world of creative works by countless independent photographers.
You know the old saying that the sky is the limit? The idea is that we can keep going and going because there is nothing holding us back.
With drones, flying high is easy. The real limit for them? The ground. How close can you get, how fast are you willing to go, and can you get the shot right?
Seinfeld recently celebrated 30 years since its first episode aired back in 1989. It’s been lauded as one of the best TV shows of all time, despite being a show about nothing. Seinfeld is also my favorite sitcom of all time.
One of my pastor friends recently published an article on the Youth Worker Collective blog about what youth ministry leaders can learn from Seinfeld. So I thought I’d write a similar article for other church leaders—especially those in church communication.
I am a huge Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fan and with the releases of Black Panther and Captain Marvel, I saw clearly the differences between them and other Marvel Avengers movies.
*Disclaimer: I work for a church, grew up in church. This means I have been on both ends of the process: consumer and producer of content. This hasn’t warped my view, instead, it has only enhanced it.
Churches need to be at the forefront of innovation; tech, creativity and otherwise. Fear. That is the main reason we’re not leading in these areas. There is a challenge that comes with working and operating in the church space — we all love Jesus, and must be kind to each other. I agree with this wholeheartedly. The trouble is we use it as a “get out of jail free” card when we should be applying ourselves. Let me explain.