Reading the helpful things in this community has really got my creative juices flowing again. After thinking about it, I bought the domain name for www.thestorywelove.com from the wordpress blog format. I know that might not seem like much, but that is the biggest step I've ever taken. Don't bother going there yet, I haven't even posted one blog yet because I have some descisions I want to make about it. The general idea is to use the popular movies, television shows, and books that we all love to point out the craving we all have for God, the craving we have for the gospel. I love movies and good stories and I love Jesus so why not bring the two together?
What do you think of the idea?
Should I use wordpress? Pros and Cons
Video vs. Podcasting? Thoughts. (The reason being it could get expensive on wordpress because you are only allowed so much space)
As soon as the site is up I would love some visits, comments, and suggestions.
This is a great idea! And one that I have a little experience with. My wife and I are involved in launching a church/art gallery in Cleveland called Agape: gallery for good. We are connecting with people from many walks of life (atheists, agnostics, and homosexuals who refuse to set foot in a "church" make up over 50% of our readership) via a very similar format. We call ours "post from the pub," where we connect a song, movie, painting, etc, to a particular scriptural theme, and finish with a beer suggestion, (I know many Christians aversion to alcohol but the content is really changing these peoples lives).
This is a format that works great, and is a very nonthreatening way to feed people the bread of life. We have three people doing a three week rotation so producing these is pretty easy for us. Please let me know if I can help you get some legs for this idea. (incidentally, we are planning on self publishing these posts after our first year to help fund the gallery, thanks Dan).
our website is http://www.agapetremont.com/ if you are interested.