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Evangelistic opportunities online that no one is using
New initiatives don’t happen if we don'[t start them. There are huge numbers of potential digital evangelism strategies no one is doing. Yet. Outsider-friendly stuff that is contextualized for demographics and interest groups with zero interest in the good news. Ways to use popular culture as starting points in conversation. Engaging compassionately with felt needs and worries, or with other worldviews and faith communities. Maybe this infographic will encourage you! (And yes, there's a typo on it!)
Creative ideas for blogging, writing or speaking [infographic]
If you are a blogger, writer, speaker or storyteller, you may sometimes get stuck for ideas and inspiration. Copyblogger’s infographic could help you...
Christianity and the creative arts - why it matters
How a culture portrays itself and its ideals in art (including film, literature, music, even clothes design) is obviously deeply intertwined with its worldview.
The importance of creativity and dialogue for effective idea creation
Steven Johnson offers some valuable insights into ‘where good ideas come from’. He highlights the timescale needed, and especially the cross-fertlization of ideas through discussion and networking.
Creative evangelism ideas - the need for innovative effective ways to reach the unreached
In the our secular western world, creative strategies are increasingly important online as we seek to engage with people who have a postmodern or New Age worldview and fail to engage with anyone else. But this is a diminishing pool. In very few countries in the western world do even 5% of their populations attend church regularly. The very high percentage of church attenders in USA is a unique phenomenon, which may perhaps prevent some Christians in that country from seeing the opportunities for creative evangelism. In the non-western world and the 10-40 Window, where Christianity is a misunderstood minority religion, the need for creative evangelism is equally pressing.
Creative thinking: how to think creatively of new evangelism methods
A 30-second film shows six people playing basketball, three in white shirts and three in black. Volunteers are asked to count the number of times the white shirt team pass the ball. At the end of the film, they are asked if they saw anything unusual. Most do not. The unusual thing is: halfway through the film, a man wearing a gorilla suit walks through the players, beats his chest to the camera, then walks off.
Creative in the Bible - a Christian perspective
We have no clearer picture of the holiness and wonder of creative pursuits than in this passage. We read of God creating all that we see and setting it to work out under his watchful eye.